UPDATE: WE WON! Thanks so much to the judges, audiences and all those wonderful people who made the project happen!
We have been nominated for a Melbourne Green Room Award! The nomination is for Outstanding Production - Creative Agency for Audiences under the Alternative & Hybrid Performance category. Our work is mentioned alongside some terrific artists and work we admire - congratulations to our fellow nominees Triage Live Art Collective, Team Mess, Elizabeth Dunn & co and Jason Mailing.
The nomination is for ALL of the collaborating artists who made The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge. Further congratulations to Andrew Bailey who was also nominated for his entire Years Work at Melbourne Theatre Company for Set And Costume Design in the Theatre - Companies category.
Finally, particular thanks and awe to Next Wave Festival for supporting our work and so many others - 8 Next Wave Festival events were nominated!
And then there was 3… And then really quickly there was 6! Georgie, Penny & Jamie arrived at Bundanon on Sunday night. A brand new energy.
A productive day with the new crew - a trip to the amphitheater to ramble and riff, then showing our work from last week. At last, responses from real people!
Tomorrow we start the meld of the old and the new, the refining and the extending, the excavation and layering…
What do you get when you combine a a farm, lack of shoes, and two seemingly mischievous schoolboys? Some kind of bizarro Max and Andrew Radio Program!. Although originally intended to have little to no mass market appeal, is posted here for your listening pleasure. I think this may have been what those two old dudes from the Muppets sounded like when they were younger! Enjoy…
Day Five: There is a huge, garbage - sized bag of rocket in the fridge. I have never seen so much rocket. Yesterday Max put some in a banana smoothie. Today we talk about making rocket soup but (luckily?) it never eventuates and we go with a corn and basil soup instead. We are all domestic goddesses here. The days activities took us down to the river where we discovered that the water level had subsumed the beach. Thanks rain! Returning to the property we start working on The Bridge, and intuitively are all attracted to non-verbal activities. Blindfolds, rope, audio, smart phones, flags, cameras, magnifying glasses, craft supplies and picture books - anything and everything is open slather if it means not speaking.