Four

Four pairs of eyes to see; four pairs of ears to hear; four pairs of hands to make and hold; four minds to imagine and create.

We are four women who love to work together, yet synchronising four lives can be so tricky. As the seasons change and the thread stretches further between us, we hold on; noticing, remembering, imagining, being with each other in our thoughts and waiting for our next opportunity to work in the flow of each other’s trusted company again.

Four of us and one whispering Seam.

 

Our tools waiting for us. Bodies at Rest, 2015. Dorm One of The Rosina Building, The Abbotsford Convent.

Our tools waiting for us. Bodies at Rest, 2015. Dorm One of The Rosina Building, The Abbotsford Convent.

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