Monday, 28 December 2009

Trailer - Remote Viewiing Experimetn #1

Press Release – Remote Viewing Experiment #1 DVD Out Soon

Remote Viewing Experiment #1 is my copy of a military experiment to test and challenge psychic powers. We are given an object from a room and asked to visualise the room the object came from. After sending an open invite to friends and strangers, from 4 special ladies, I received 4 objects in the mail - a frog, a blue strawberry, a mini-carpet and a piece of pink holographic paper. I did my own readings and re-distributed the objects. The special ladies, Holly Flux (Australia), Sarah Harro (plus her friends Hanna Bergfors & Melody Panosian in Germany), Rin Healy (Japan) and Melanie Bonajo (The Netherlands) sent me their video readings. Remote Viewing Experiment #1 is a compilation of all these readings. Aesthetically it examines private spaces throughout the world and the objects we find within them. Metaphyscially, psychic ripples are felt in the cosmos during its conception, communication, materialisation and distribution. Psychic communication and love is building entropic power, it's the way of the future.


Screened so far:
  • August 2010 Off the Edge (New Media Festival), Las Vegas
  • February 2010 Spystation NC1074, Loop Gallery, Newcastle
  • January 2010, Brisbane Emerging Art Festival, Brisbane

Educational Copies are FREE – just mail me
Gallery Copies TO BUY come with Hand Made Photo Albums – mail me to pre-order now.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Dream Catcher for Spyders Positive Enunciation

So if you managed to talk to me recently you would have known that i am applying for Lord Mayors Emerging Artist fellowship. This process was crazy and I still thank Jade that told me I should just ask for what my heart desires. So I did. And it hurt so much that I felt like I had to cut it all up and make it into a long ribbon. It was actually 1km long and I tried to weave it into a dream catcher. I took the dream catcher process out and about as usual.. here are some action shots from.. brisbane city council library

and the state library.

and hollys house

by the way here are some precious gems i mined from hollys backyard

and finally at discobeans

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Express Exploration / I am a Field Recording Tour Guide / Brisbane

I am now offering field recording tours of Brisbane. AU$15/hour (thats only 7.50euro).

Get there fast and get those sounds, i can even hold ur digicam and i have spare bikes. Huge list of recording material and sites (see below) plus of course all the incidental things on the way. I gotta great ear!

Flora & Fauna
  • Birds (wetlands, bushlands, rainforest, tropical, urban
  • Insects & Arachnids (ants, mosquitos, spiders, scorpions / danger danger!)
  • Snakes (domesticated & wild)
  • Worm Farm, Silk worms
  • City Gardens, Botanical Gardens, my mum's garden, my friends' gardens
  • Dingoes & Dolphins (wild)
  • Nocturnal urban Possums
  • Australia Zoo or Bush Trek with me (platypi, cattle, kangaroos, koalas, birds)
  • Gum Leaves
  • Construction Sites (residential, industrial, railway, roads)
  • Cement Works
  • Docks
  • Rail yards
  • Shopping Centres/Malls
  • Beauty Shops (hair removal, fat removal, cosmetic tattoing)
  • The Cannery
  • Empty Silos
  • Warehouses (old and in use)
  • Markets (flea, wholesale fruit & veg, hippy)
  • Timber Mills
  • Brick Yards
  • Wrecking Yards, Steel Recyclers
  • Dump/Tip, Recycling Centre
  • Dispatch Centres, Catering.
  • Transport (trains, buses, citycat, planes big & small, american muscle cars, hot rods, jap drifters, trailbikes, roadmotorbikes, pushbikes, bmx)
  • Skyscraper Wind Tunnels
  • Museums
  • Islands & Sand Dunes
  • Beach (natural & artificial)
  • Water (river, canals, streams, mangroves, dams, reservoir)
  • Asian specialist (mum & friends' singing, karaoke, dancing, eating, shops, mah jong, martial arts, thai, filipina, chinese, vietnamese, indian, sri lankan, pakistani)
  • Stalking
  • Nightlife
  • Life on the Streets
  • Places of Worship (Catholic, Born Again- Chinese- Samoan- Christian
  • Water Sports (jet ski, dragon boat, rowing, racing, swimming, surfing etc
  • Educational Institutions (schools, english schools, university, PE class, technical and trade)
  • Old People's Homes & Gated Communities
  • Art Openings
  • Betting, Racing (horses, trots, dogs, stables, horse jumping, polo & dressage, pokies- electronic gambling, casino)
  • Aussie Sports (cricket, football, bowls, croquet, boxing)

Monday, 5 October 2009

Photos from Bio Arte & Spyders Performance, Ptarmigan, Helsinki

Thank you very much to winners Satu and her dog Gurro who got cloned on a very special night. And all the lovely people who i met who came to my show!!

Making Light Portals in Kasaniemintie (Part 1), Ptarmigan residency

Making Magic in Dead Spaces.

Nicola with assistant works to find light portals. Large dead space means lots of potential for magic. combined with lighting.. magic magic.. interventions of light.. the space is dead because all who enter disappear!!!

weird that this space sounded really dead too.. ie. the click clack of high heels you cannot hear at all.. magic enough? it is in kasanieminte metro, helsinki (when u hit thai buffet turn left into alley with lollyshop on your right)

(more photos and map to space from my camera when i find my laptop charger)

Magical Recipe:
4 x 162cm diameter cut out circles from squares (painted blue and black to match shopping center decor)
lots of functioning and non functioning lighting in a huge unused space
borrowed desk and newspapers instead of tripod
yokos camera so we can prove the magic

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Spyder Spout Movements I, II & 3 (Graphical Score) - made for Ptarmigan residency.

I made a graphicl score in the studio at ptarmigan for my spiders... out of glitter leaves hanging from threads and collecting dust on the floor, then they rearrange each other and move around. The final movement is in the video which I will post when people collected the horns and played them around and untangled and tangled each other. sticky.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

some live photos from Spyders and the Cult of Hide (Tacheles, Berlin, 13.08.09)

Join me as I try and communicate with the spider spirit..
Lots and lots more things each time..

Performance coming up - helsinki, ptarmigan - nilsiankatu 10. Monday 21st September

A Travelling Sideshow from Nicola Rocks. A particpatory performance involving imagination, chanting, hand made instruments, wit, music, puppets, singing, dancing, spread thru the audience with legs like spider and spun in circles, trying to catch some dinner.

Monday, 31 August 2009

More stuff from AVAMAA workshop

Ok, I also wrote a text in response to my explorations in Mooste, Estonia. A lot of the workshop was about deconstructing our environments (and thereby meaning). Here is the text, and following is a compilation of the short pieces we made in the workshop.

20 minutes of writing on Mooste
so what did the stomach say to the cat?
"I know"
The cat is not from here but no one speaks to cats so no one knows.
The rain gently falls. The sun gently shines.
All the time the stomach grumbles, it knows.

The stomach has its own secret small world, and it can even see the outside.
Why can't we make noises like the stomach so we can talk to the cat.
We say cats have 9 lives but really they have 9 planets. The stomach knows.

Cats do nothing with their time because they travel through it.
They move objects through time and space, just for fun.

You can hear time and space in a cat's ear. A cat's ear is infinite.
It's an entry to the pyramids.

How did that turkish tile end up in Mooste?

There is a pyramid in Mooste.
Is it the pyramid that draws the cats here.
Is it really drawing the cosmic energy?

Things remain unexplained, but the stomach knows.
The knowledge is safe inside the stomach, the pyramid and the cat's ear.

There are signs, secret winks that help focus the energy.

One day the cats will build a robot, so huge and awesome that people will think of it as a mythical figure.
The cats are bored with most Art. The cats are bored with Europe. Only stomachs can talk to them.
Where is the fun? What the fuck are people thinking? Repetition reference, abstraction, beauty - Its just no fun anymore.

They will build a robot out of Art, not out of junk but from the most precious of all European beauty. The burglars are cats.
They steal everything precious, that sparkles, that takes people's breath away. The robot will be an aesthetic orgasm. The 'Culture' robot. It will have a moustache.

Every day the cats in mooste receive a delivery The stomachs in Mooste try to keep the secrets, but some humans start building statues and paintings about the cats.
People come to Mooste to make art. The cats will use it to build their robot.

All time travellers need toys. And cats love to play. This robot will entertain their grandfathers and grandchildren.

The robot is finally built and the culture orgasm finally frees the stomachs from the people.

The cats use the stomachs to recreate the planet. The robot makes one giant furball with all the stomachs and coughs it up. The stomachs cover the planet in sticky goo. A new atmosphere.

The cats continue to play in Mooste. Time and space continues to exist. The stomachs know.

Mutopia 3 Workshop AVAMAA led by John Gryznich. from nicola morton on Vimeo.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Mutopia 3 Workshop at AVAMAA, Moks (Centre for Art & Social Practice)

I recently spent a week in the middle of Estonia.. and it was truly amazing. The workshop I did was on mapping and mutating spaces and I will link to the film a bit later on. But for now here are some photos of the work I did individually while I was there.

Pyramid Meme

Footpath Study Day 7 -> Day 1

Cat Beside the footpath

Day 1 - Exploration - Cat trails, flowers, water finder and wet foot.

Time Tunnel

Invited into the barnyard of a local to see Mama and Baby Rabbits and Sexy Boy Rabbit

Thanks to the beautiful and amazing Tara Pattenden-Fail for helping me out with extra euros to make this happen.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Spyders and the Cult of hide

Spyders and the Cult of hide

A Travelling Sideshow from Nicola Rocks – Every show a little bit same and every show a little bit different

A 30 minute performance involving poetry, imagination, chanting, hand made instruments, charming, wit, music, puppets, singing, dancing all from the one Nicola Rocks but spread thru the audience with legs like spider and spun in circles, trying to catch some dinner.

Spiders do not live so long and ever since Charlotte's Web, I have always been sad about the short life of a spider. An important aspect of the performance is the Cult of hide, a Japanese Kurt Cobain. Audience members will learn about the man, sing his songs and leave the venue having grieved his unfortunate passing. Forget Noise Folk, this is Funeral Folk. Lets all get arty and cry together..

LIVE DATES – Berlin 11.08.2009 at Tacheles and Helsinki19.09.2009 at Ptarmigan

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Tanya Leighton Gallery

I also participated in this..with hanayo and bluegreengold.. and many thanks to robin.

the deal was that Dan's installation was DJs djing in the cellar every saturday for a month. the art of party creation or the party of art creation. and we continued at barbies.. we took it to the next level.. ohhh yeah..

Remote Viewing Experiment - My Friends, Psychics and I

I am training psychic love pilots. I am starting with remote viewing. We are going to start using our psychic muscle to describe rooms from given objects. Watch to see if the CIA track us down and kill us. The objects are now on their way from all areas of the globe and will be distributed over the next month. You may feel our psychic energy zipping past you, because we are sending our thoughts with these objects. More updates later... How will/Can we receive/read the psychic energy?
I couldnt find the video documentation of this anywhere!! it should be somewhere hidden on the internet.. prizes for someone who finds the footage of me.. i want to show my mummy!!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Sand Games - A Tutorial for Children

slide to 1:30 on the patrick dixon one, holy shit, chips size of grain of sand growing in brain cells..eek!

destroying computers to the 90s soundtrack


I also have plans to conduct a lesson for school children about the origins of silicon, complete with science experiments, explosions and me filling computers with sand.

Does anyone have a class of children or science centre, I could do this at..


Monday, 27 July 2009

Bio Arte International

"Everyone has a best friend during each stage of life – only a precious few have the same one."

I would like to put this on in a gallery where lots of dog owners go.. does anyone have any ideas??

Quick Description: An demonstration from Bio Arte International, a (fake) new life science company. The demonstration will be advertised, 2 Scientists from Bio Arte will be cloning a dog in the gallery room. (too much text to explain how, write me to find out how)

Keywords and Themes for Bio Arte International: Futurism in the 21stC, Humour in Art, Science, Dogs, Cloning

Spystation NC1074

1) Spystation NC1074 - 1 month shopfront performance/installation in Newcastle, a spystation for the people, informing about venues and artists from around the world (including Australia), conducting language classes, the function of technology in art process/research.

I have sent a couple of proposals out in the last month. Here is one.. of course none of these are approved yet, please let me know if you know of anyone/where else that I could put these on.