Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Equalizer 24K and others in Melbourne

morphing in melbourne between different forms, hopefully making friends and selling some cassettes and cds..

starting tomorrow
Thursday 1st of August - The Old Bar, Electric Cultures III - Club Sound Witches - $5

Friday 2nd August - Tote - xnobbqx

Saturday 3rd August - Gasometer - love chants

Sunday 4th August - Discipline 3 launch - kitchen's floor solo, love chants, xnobbqx, equalizer 24k (my solo), Shebeen cafe

36 Manchester Lane
Pic: equalizer 24K - what will be my winter look?

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Bad Intentions et al on Blanket Canvassing


Blanket Canvassing is a great photo blog of the underground music scene. Glenn's film camera and one-shot style is distinctive and better than a Britannica Encyclopedia.

Please help his developing film costs by buying records from Per Purpose or I'm trying to find out another way..

As I am in a few bands, I took it upon myself to make an almanac of me

Bad Intentions - Rebecca Hlodich and myself - 2 girl punk/improv/noise

Wardenburger - big quiet jam band - Henry Mills, Rohan B, Dylan J, Skye MacNicoll, Jule Vincent, Alex Cuffe etc

Nicola Morton and Nhomea (Anthony Guerra and Aemon Webb)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Co-directing EXIST-ENCE 5: international festival live art action art performance art


Conversations and work that makes you think about what constitutes our existence, work that spiritually inspires you and anti-'work' are the three streams I see in the fifth actuation of existence. As Labanna Babalon says 'the time of the 5th dimension is coming' an indescribable sensation, but one which we can ALL experience. The mystical challenge of dimensional portalling is what drives me, the inspired, spontaneous work happens organically, it's all good for the soul.

Live art has relied on the experience of the body and mind that exists in front of you, but for centuries we have been playing with portalling from this existence. In the 21st Century we have emerging artists Alrey Batol's 'Aggregates'  and Holly Childs' 'tweet2exist' question the singular reality of our bodies and minds, augmenting our material existence by portraying digital bodies in perceptible and imperceptible realms.

As live art has relied on the body, existence has relied on an inspired belief in a universal, metaphysical truth. Jade Boyd and Labanna Babalon are inspired by their technological mediums. Jade Boyd's 'VHxiSm' and Labanna Babalon's 'House of Muse' channel and project their beliefs in 'other beings' being trapped in our consumer technology. The signal spectres in Jade's VHS and the muse me muse in Labanna's 'tree of knowledge' internet embody the form of their works but their experience is other worldly.

While we make work we protest against it, live art has an extensive history of grass roots provocation against the ruling industry and politics. Eric Rossi in 'I.T.2' exorcises his demons of working in the IT industry while Dhana Merritt  in 'Untitled (Marina & Ulay)' and 'Untitled (Gilbert & George)' provokes the art industry as while working at an Institution she could not obtain a loan of these works, so made them herself. Eric and Dhana humorously provoke the industries that employ them, pulling the viewer in to 'see' the effects and layers of the current hegemony.

Thinking, inspiring and provoking - the works in exist-ence 5 are for the viewer and for the soul.
-Nicola Morton

Our photographer volunteer Alan Warren took some great photos Click Here

Video of Labanna's Performance Here:
EXIST-ENCE 5 international festival live art performance art action art - Labanna Babalon from nicola morton on Vimeo.