1. 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!
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    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!

  2. Photos from the 2012 Next Wave season along and across the Yarra River at Southbank, Melbourne.

    Photos by Max Milne Photography.

  3. Bundanon // Introductions Aside

    Created with love at Max Milne Photography

  4. 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…

    DK

  5. Week 1 report from Bundanon

    A days work -> A weeks work:

    1. Word Metronome - I clap, you say. You say, I say extend. You extend, I say advance. Pretty soon you’re talking some seriously off the planet stuff that somehow came right out of us. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
    2. A quick walk - To the river? To the amphitheater? Past the cottage? We talk about the landscape, the journey, the ancient Romans, the animals that always lived here, the indigenous locals, the colonisers, the 30 varieties of green that we can see everywhere. Pretty soon where talking some pretty lofty ideas, all rising from the ground we walk on.
    3. Show and tell - What did you read last night? Oh a book on 20th century engineering? Cool. What has that got to do with us? Oh… Awesome. Bring it back.
    4. Make and do - In twos, we make and do. We show, we notice, we like, we make a Frankenstein best of. We list the questions that remain. Day 1 was the beginning. Day 2 was The Stream. Day 3 was The Shore. Day 4 was The Bridge. Day 5 was the end. Add in The Boat that we made in a Frog Pond in Newcastle and the Merri Creek in Coburg and we finally feel we may have something.
    Andrew has left us to head back to Melbourne. From Melbourne, Georgie, Penny and Jamie speed towards us. Jamie reports:
    “In the car for 2 hours, and we’ve talked  about art, ex lovers, marriage, prostitutes and strippers, Joni Mitchell, traveling, and apples.”

    We await a full report upon their arrival - my guess is it will be dusk when they arrive. Perhaps a wombat will listen in too… Whoever is there we can’t wait to show what we’ve been up to and include the new perspectives too.

    DK

  6. 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…

    AB

  7. 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. 

    LC