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Saturday, 25 May 2013

EXIST - curating live art in Australia and on-line

When I got back from Indonesia at the end of 2011, I stepped up my commitments with EXIST, a live art artist run initiative thats been going in Brisbane since 2008.

This has culminated in me curating a few events

- Dimanche Rouge #21 Paris-Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane
DIMANCHE ROUGE IS A PARIS-BASED ARTIST COLLECTIVE (QUITE A LARGE ONE IF THE CONTACTS PAGE IS ANYTHING TO GO BY) FORMED IN FEBRUARY 2011 TO PRESENT A MONTHLY EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL. THEY PLACE STRONG EMPHASIS ON INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS AND ON NOVEMBER 18 WILL BE PRESENTING AN AUSTRALIAN COLLABORATION VIA THE WONDERS OF THE INTERNET.

They will team up with artist spaces/collectives in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and, in addition to the Paris program, will stream an hour of experimental performance to and from each venue. Nicola Morton from the Exist collective will be curating the Brisbane hour at Metro Arts; Zoe Scoglio has put together the program for Tape Projects in Melbourne (see RT111 for review or her receent show Shifting Ground); and Sari Kivinen an ex-pat Australian who runs Ptarmigan, an artist collective in Helsinki, Finland and Taalin, Estonia, will be in Sydney curating an hour of performance taking place at Alaska Projects
... from http://www.realtimearts.net/article/111/10867

- exist@Metro: Friday Night: May 'Cold Metal'
exist as part of Metro Arts’ new Friday Night event series; is excited to be programming a series of works from live artists in the Metro Arts’ Carriageway.
First up is ‘Cold Metal,’ inspired by the theatre of black metal, it is curated by Nicola Morton and stars Stasis Duo and Alrey Batol. Belief in disbelief gets thrown out of the back of a ute.. It could look and sound like nothing, but these artists’ take on black metal challenges you to perceive the unperceivable.

Cold Metal ft Stasis Duo and Alrey Batol from nicola morton on Vimeo.
 ....Read more

- exist@Metro: Friday Night: June
June 7... text and video coming..

and co-curating

- exist@QCA: Zierle & Carter Live Art Intensive Residency
Between Lands: A Sense of Belonging Enquiry begins by looking at personal stories, individual definitions, sensory factors and exploring how displacement influences notions of identity and its social/cultural expressions. The artists’ have been gathering materials/experiences/conversations throughout their residency in Melbourne, which will form the initial material and basis of their exploration at the POP Gallery. During their week-long residency, Zierle & Carter will extract and allow their findings to percolate into new experimentations and performances. These will include direct interactions and multisensory experiences, which will build a conversation with the audience, whilst infusing bold images and weaving inner and outer landscapes into a rich fabric of encounters.
Outcomes from their residency will feed into the artists’ process of making a Living Room Opera with the facilitation of Chamber Made Opera and In Between Time Productions, with its premiere in Bristol (UK) at IBT13, returning to Australia in October 2013


exist@QCA Zierle&Carter Opening night from nicola morton on Vimeo.

- EXIST-ENCE 5
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exist-ence 5 offers five full on days of radical and uncompromising live art, performance,  talks and installations! Emerging, mid-career and established artists from across the city, nation and globe descend into Brisbane exploring unknown terrain, unanswered questions and unresolved conversations.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be challenged by preeminent practitioners - the bold will be rewarded with free entry to all events!! Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, Queensland College of Art, MAAP Media Bank and the Foundation for Contemporary Music and Culture.
For more information and full program, please visit www.existenceperformanceart.wordpress.com Artists: Labanna Babalon, Jade Boyd, Holly Childs, Zierle & Carter, Botborg, Leif Gifford, Stasis Duo,  Onnie Art, Dracopede, Marisa Allen, Eloise Maree, Melanie Jade Simpson, Unique Oil Free Air, Velvet Pesu, Makeshift Dance Company, Anna Carluccio, Sari TM Kivinen.


Saturday, 4 May 2013

Nude Bike Ride is Art?

My good friend Miranda was telling me that I am actually part of an artistic cannon of nude bike riders from New York, but I can't find any other information on it. I got in THE local papers online version. Brisbane only has one daily local newspaper that you pay for. Unfortunately I was trying to promote a show at Metro Arts, but the article was all about me and hardly mentioned the show at all.

Here is some text:

 "Nude bike rider Nicola Morton stages new show, promises to keep clothes on"  
AN ARTIST who staged a nude bike ride along one of Brisbane's main roads is keeping her clothes on for her latest project.

 Nicola Morton of Moorooka posted a video of the stunt on YouTube in November which showed herself and another woman removing their clothes down to their underpants before they set off on the ride. Sightings of the pair sent the Queensland Police Service's Facebook page into overdrive on November 24 after the duo were seen riding along Ipswich Rd at Moorooka around 9pm.

Ms Morton said the ride was to promote a performance by a fellow artist and to raise awareness of cyclists. ''I wanted to raise public dialogue about biking,'' she said. Ms Morton and her friend were spoken to by police on the night but were released without charge. ''It was good that everything went
without a hitch and we managed to do the (Moorooka Magic) Mile and the police let us go,'' she said.

''It's also about having fun.'' Ms Morton wouldn't rule out doing something similar in future, but for now is curating an art show at Metro Arts in the city on Friday. ''It's about taking people to places where they have to delve into imaginary landscapes, being able to suspend all your judgments and walk into this separate theatre where there are ghouls and goblins,'' she said. It features a band playing on the back of a ute and a webcam surveillance installation showing live footage of the event.

''It's a general art exhibition crowd that are going to come along. I hope the general public will come along too because that's a little bit more exciting for us.''

- Jasmin Lil.

If you want to make a comment here is the link http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/nude-bike-rider-nicola-morton-stages-new-show-promising-to-keep-her-clothes-on-this-time/story-e6freon6-1226633243989?from=public_rss

Here is an embed of the youtube video