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!
"The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge is a live public artwork along and across the Yarra River.
See a familiar place from four new perspectives and add your thoughts and your hands to the action.
Sometimes divided, sometimes connected, you’ll have questions to answer and decisions to make”
Just four participants at a time experienced a series of interconnected site-specific performances at sites surrounding the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge in Melbourne, Australia. The creative development and premiere season was supported by the 2012 Next Wave Festival.
We’d like to thank the team who did a fabulous job on this video:
Director/Producer/DOP: Max Milne www.maxmilne.com
Editor: Thomas Kinsman www.thomaskinsman.com
Sound Designer: Adam Hunt
Shore Thing // SBSB do Bundanon pt 2
Dear my lovely niece,
How is it that you inspire me one moment by hugging me and saying you love me. Then the next moment I’d filled with dread as “no, leave me alone. I’m not talking to you.” flows from your lips. Well ah lass those are the truths of arriving home in Wangaratta for a stop over on route to Melbourne.
Family. Either of blood or spirit bring joy and wall breaking dread moment to moment.
photos: Max Milne
Horizon/ grey gum/ wombat/ mossy rock/ sandy shore/ echo chamber/ ampitheatre/ canopy/ bull in field / dirt track/ mud under foot/ squelchy boot/ early morning/ dark dinner/ windy road/ front gate/ neighbour’s fence/ signpost/ bitumen road/ dotted line/ speed limit/ traffic/ roadhouse/ roadtrain/ cow on truck/ advertisement/ portaloo/ paid lunch/ smooth ride/ counting down/ highway patrol/ airport/ sky road/ headlight/ lights ahead/ fast food suburb/ highway’s end/ defined block/ street map/ sprawling grid/ adjoining house /red light/ neon/ shop front/ immediacy/ mass/ choice/ train/ tram/ bike/ cab/ car/ horn honking at the out-of-towner (“I’m sorry but I’ve been in paradise for a week and it’s taking me a little while to adjust back to this reality we have built”)/ last turn/ crowded street/ cement carpark/ empty house/ home.
Dear Brother from another Mother,
I miss you. But really we are having enough fun here without you. The Boat is happy and boy now we are dancing. Life on the long road is fun.
Over and out.
Quote of the day:
On Veggie Dogs. “Doesn’t it come from Soya off cuts?”