DIG

You know how toddlers are really really good at just getting into life and working out how it is all put together? Each in their own way, but always in a totally sensory 'lets get under the bonnet and have a look shall we' kind of way? It's messy, and good. Well we might all be crazy, but we have made a new theatre-based work with our Rain collaborators for just such children. 

Our five days of development at Arts Centre Melbourne had three performances a day, with fifteen toddlers and their families at each performance...AND we managed to change it every time! Sitting in the chaos, making big spatial gestures, observing, listening and echoing precious moments. What a week! We are tremendously grateful for the support of Arts Centre Melbourne in this new work. We know so much more about it now and gee, do we need a little rest! See more about the project here.

 

The tiny shiny bells that were hidden inside pockets and burrows inside the space, July 2016 development, Arts Centre Melbourne

VideoSonic

The Letter String Quartet. Moody shape shifters, harmonic tantalisers, totally bloody amazing musicians making full body art from horse hair and trees. It was our absolute privilege to be asked to be part of their 2015 Sonic Series. Their moving, improvised sounds, all scratchy and strained, transformed a short film created for the performances from our most recent work, Bodies At Rest. And the performances still linger with us. Incredible. The fine company of film makers and video artists was pretty special. Thank you, TSLQ.

See/hear/feel them play if you ever get a chance. 

Bodies At Rest, by The SEAM. Photo by Beth Wilkinson, 2015

Bodies At Rest, by The SEAM. Photo by Beth Wilkinson, 2015

Open Spaces 2015

We're excited to be a part of Next Sunday's OPEN SPACES at The Abbotsford Convent - their inaugural multi-arts event with excellent arty things happening all over the site. We'll be working in Dorm 1 of the Rosina building, for the second iteration of our Classical Mechanics project, Bodies At Rest. Come and find us upstairs - our work is part of the Art Trail. 

Sunday Nov 8, 11-4pm. 

Classical Mechanics, by The SEAM. Supported by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation. Photo by Beth Wilkinson, 2015

Classical Mechanics, by The SEAM. Supported by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation. Photo by Beth Wilkinson, 2015

Classical Mechanics, by The SEAM. Supported by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation. Photo by Beth Wilkinson, 2015

Classical Mechanics, by The SEAM. Supported by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation. Photo by Beth Wilkinson, 2015