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Image credit Nicholas Folland

Dancer Veronica Shum

'42a' is an interactive dance installation for a gallery space. It has been presented at Downtown Artspace, Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF), Adelaide, Rough Draft, Sydney, Metro Arts, Brisbane and Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne. Funded by Arts SA and Australia Council for the Arts.

 

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Photo credit Edwin Comey, Graphics Fleur Lewis

'42a' was developed through a collaborative process with Alison's initial concept being evolved by and with each of the artists working on the project.

Concept/ direction /choreography: Alison Currie

Video: Annemarie Kohn

Sound: Alisdair Macindoe

Visual Art: Kel Mocilnik

Media: Adam Synnott

Dancers have varied with different presentations:

Carlie Angel

Alison Currie

Kel Mocilnik

Lewis Rankin

Adam Synnott

Veronica Shum

Rachel Fenwick

Mentor: Solon Ulbrich

Producer national tour: Jason Cross Insite Arts

Auspice: Ausdance SA

Thanks: Phil Callaghan

       
     
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Excerpts fromAustralian Experimental Art Foundation season
Director: Alison Currie
Video: Annemarie Kohn
Sound: Alisdair Macindoe
Visual Art: Kel Mocilnik
Media: Adam Synnott
Dancers: Carlie Angel
Alison Currie
Rachel Fenwick
Kel Mocilnik
Adam Synnott
Veronica Shum

Video by Closer Productions

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Image credit Nicholas Folland

Dancer/ maker Kel Mocilnik

Concepts of house and home are explored in '42a'. The private made public.

The dance and objects are seen to have equal value within the work and the performers are present for the entirety of the gallery opening hours. A cued performance system was developed in order to make this possible, where dancers would take cues from the audience to perform segments of choreography.

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Image credit Edwin Comey

Maker: Annemarie Kohn

Wallpaper spread from the wall underneath the cracked tiles of the Downtown Art Space floor. Adam Synnott worked to create an interactive wall of the same wallpaper in which the flowers followed views as they passed.

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Image credit Teri Hoskin

Dancer: Alison Currie

Maker: Kel Mocilnik

The experience of ones house varies depending on what is happening in ones life. The physical structure of this space will appear to change. When you are irritable the space may seem smaller, calm more spacious, when you worry the ceiling feels closer. This corridor created a space where the intensity of feeling was present, here the space reflects the feeling as opposed to the reverse. A sound score of similar intensity, by Alisdair Macindoe was played within this space.

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Image credit Edwin Comey

Maker: Alison Currie

Scale is manipulated in '42a' within the objects and choreography large actions and objects become small and vice versa. A giant biscuit, minature bikes, the enlarged movement of a small action etc.