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emotions Feb 15, 2020 blog I happened across this fantastic emotion wheel by Geoffrey Roberts over at imgur.com/tCWChf6 are you comfortable there? Feb 12, 2020 blog My friend Bob Whalley used to have different cards printed that she would hand out at opportune (or sometimes inopportune) times.1 A long time ago being heard Feb 7, 2020 blog Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable. – David Augsburger, cited in Chris Bailey’s discarding tribal allegiance Feb 2, 2020 blog If you had told me, even six months ago, that a climate disaster like this one would strike a place like Australia, I probably would not have algorithms Jan 29, 2020 blog an algorithm [is] an opinion formalized in code – Cathy O’Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction (Chapter 1) city roads Jan 26, 2020 blog Beautiful rendering of the roads in any town/city/area: anvaka.github.io/ Reblogged from daringfireball.net/linked/2020/01/24/city-maps beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing Jan 26, 2020 blog Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too dance my life away Jan 20, 2020 blog I don’t wanna die, I’d rather dance my life away – Prince “1999” (written in 1982) git Jan 14, 2020 blog Git is what is known as a Version Control System primarily used by software developers to collaborate, to track the progress of their work, and to move slow Jan 12, 2020 blog Move slow and take care of things consent is only meaningful if it’s informed Jan 12, 2020 blog The whole thing about whistle blowing [is that] it’s not about me. It’s about us and always is. In a democracy Government derives its legitimacy just like you Jan 12, 2020 blog Walk gently on this earth with purposeful steps You share this space with seven billion human beings And countless other precious life forms Just the ordinary people Jan 7, 2020 blog You can cheer the end of Sulaimani and still be anti-war. You can condemn the way Sulaimani was executed but still be relieved that he is no longer terrible sex Jan 6, 2020 blog It’s hard not to love Nina Power’s attempt to write a theory of dance: Dancers intimidate normal, unhealthy people. Their superior physique and the long arc Jan 5, 2020 blog I don’t seem to be posting a lot about dance and art at the moment but I couldn’t help but post this clear and succinct summary of the terrible end of a dancer Jan 3, 2020 blog Where dancers go to die (or open a pilates studio). stuck on a sentence Dec 31, 2019 blog In August 2018, The New York Times published a history of the critical decade — 1979-1989 — in relation to the worth of an idea Dec 29, 2019 blog All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all. Because the worth of the idea on silence and speaking Dec 22, 2019 blog Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of being in the world, and there are kinds and grades of each. There is the dumb silence of slumber challenge our ways Dec 8, 2019 blog I always thought if we expect our students to challenge things, we as tutors should also challenge our ways of teaching. – Klaus Hoek This is some dancing Dec 2, 2019 blog Some dancing I was doing back in 2017 as part of daily practice to do with thinking about and sensing time. strong opinions Dec 2, 2019 blog Here’s technology forecaster Paul Saffo from 2008: Since the mid-1980s, my mantra for this process [forecasting] is “strong opinions, weakly held.” every young person Dec 1, 2019 blog I think every young person who regularly uses a computer should learn the following: how to choose a domain name how to buy a domain how to education as a privately consumed good Dec 1, 2019 blog What I can say is common between the founding intellectual ideas and the roll out [of neoliberalism] is that the idea that only two things ought to not about intellectual humiliation Nov 26, 2019 blog The texts I gave students were challenging, but never meant to subjugate, or, as Walter Benjamin when speaking about education more aptly phrased, new eyes Nov 25, 2019 blog I saw this the other day: It translates to something like: “A true voyage of discovery is not to search for new land, but to have new eyes.” In a different kind of biography Nov 15, 2019 blog I was really struck by Tamson Pietsch’s blog post on rethinking and rewriting an academic biography.1 Tamson writes, “my academic bio says very i could have Nov 10, 2019 blog Repost from Sarah Elgart over at Cultural Weekly. Director Anna Galinova’s “i could have” It’s a simple film — like an arthouse sally potter and the best time to start is now Oct 14, 2019 blog The best time to start is now (don’t wait) Take responsibility for everything (it saves time) Don’t blame anyone or anything (including the dead Sep 1, 2019 blog What would the dead want from us Watching from their cave? Would they have us forever howling? Would they have us rave Or disfigure ourselves, or be reliable source Aug 18, 2019 blog From wired.co.uk/article/wikipedia-fake-news-disinformation: while other platforms are mired in debate over the borders between free speech, civic responsibility Aug 17, 2019 blog From Roger McNamee’s book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe: The internet platforms have harvested fifty years of trust and goodwill anne boyer’s rules for teachers Aug 17, 2019 blog Yesterday the artist/choreographer Paul Hughes sent me a link to this list of rules for teachers written by the American poet Anne Boyer. They are curing affluenza Aug 4, 2019 blog Richard Denniss is an Australian economist and his book “Curing affluenza: how to buy less stuff and save the world” is well researched, clear and data Jul 22, 2019 blog I happened across this image the other day at changeabilitysolutions.com: Given just how overwhelming it is to understand how data is changing and shona Jul 11, 2019 blog On 18 June this year the remarkable dancer, teacher and choreographer Shona Dunlop MacTavish died in her hometown of Dunedin in New Zealand. She was history Jun 9, 2019 blog History as “… a thin thread stretching over an ocean of the forgotten.” – Milan Kundera, The Joke (cited in Waltzing in the Dark by Brenda Dixon the dirt May 27, 2019 blog Look for the dirt behind the shine. – Naomi Klein’s grandfather (in the acknowledgements to No Logo) overton window May 12, 2019 blog I was reading something recently (but can’t for the life of me track down the original source) about politics and policy and read of The Overton maximum irony and losing your data Apr 28, 2019 blog As Jamie Zawinski has remarked, when it comes to losing your data “The universe tends toward maximum irony. Don’t push it.” – Kieran Healy, The ahmed and recognising systems Apr 14, 2019 blog Sara Ahmed is a remarkable writer. She writes in loops and tangles of words in which the words start to behave (or mean things) differently. It’s viola sunrise Mar 30, 2019 blog In late 2006 early 2007 I had a chunk of Australia Council funding to research and develop a new performance installation called Crevice. The full responsibility Mar 17, 2019 blog Last year I had the pleasure of spending time at the University of Alabama for a short residency with choreographer and filmmaker Rebecca Salzer. We listening Mar 3, 2019 blog Tara Brach is a psychotherapist and meditation teacher based in Washington DC. I was listening to a podcast episode of hers last night called The won’t computer Feb 17, 2019 blog I happened across a poem by Wendell Berry because of a newsletter delivered by Riverford Organic Farmers with our vegetables. The poem is called at night Feb 8, 2019 blog And for something different. Some scuba divers at night. Photo by Ian Baker. Taken in the Red Sea, January 2019 dancehouse Feb 3, 2019 blog Dancehouse is a venue in Melbourne, Australia. It began as an artist-led space in 1992 but now is slightly more conventional in how it is organised, between faces blog Dec 10, 2018 blog Last month I performed a ‘desktop presentation’ as part of Light Moves Festival of Screendance in Limerick. Over the years I’ve played a lot with started dancing Nov 12, 2018 blog I was trawling through the website of the wonderful Becky Edmunds the other day and stumbled across this utter gem called Have you started dancing nepotism and privilege Oct 14, 2018 blog MM: Do you think nepotism and privilege might actually be a thing? JS: Nah, it’s the story they tell children to frighten them at night. – heard the in terms of performance Sep 30, 2018 blog Link to In Terms of Performance – simple yet thoughtful collection of ideas, terms and perspectives about performance and artistic practice we took photographs Sep 16, 2018 blog In May this year, Paul Hughes, Hamish MacPherson and I had a residency at S’ALA in Sassari, Italy. There were no planned outcomes from the work we ancora una volta Sep 7, 2018 blog Igor and Moreno’s remarkable dance called Idiot-Syncrasy is being presented once again at The Place in London. It’s on Tuesday 9 October 2018, and eu copyright directive Sep 7, 2018 blog I’ve posted before about The Electronic Frontier Foundation – the non-profit organisation that defends “digital privacy, free speech, and real time archive Aug 9, 2018 blog When I was developing as an artist in Melbourne the one magazine that seemed to matter in the world of art, dance, theatre, media art and resolutions Aug 5, 2018 blog I stumbled across this photo the other day. It was an attempt to help students understand video aspect ratios. Talk about a helpful guide some things about dance podcast Jul 22, 2018 blog Back in February I self-published an e-book through LeanPub called Some Things About Dance. At the time, the co-founder of LeanPub — Len Epp — asked internet rules Jun 25, 2018 blog People who are familiar with this blog will know that I occasionally veer off into thoughts and links to do with privacy and security. The other day microflicks Jun 11, 2018 blog Back in 2006, David Corbet and I were working closely on a bunch of different projects. Often this included working with video in various ways. We to avoid having to communicate May 13, 2018 blog The fantastic Jana Perković wrote/tweeted this sometime ago: If you listen carefully, you will notice that Australians primarily use language not the system Apr 29, 2018 blog My friend and colleague Scott deLahunta suggested not so long ago that I might be interested in Ellen Ullman’s 1997 book Close to the Machine.1 It’s skellis dot info Apr 15, 2018 blog When I first started a website I used the domain name skellis.net. About a year ago I mapped (or forwarded) that old domain to a new personal domain cognitive biases Mar 25, 2018 blog I really like Jason Kottke’s blog at kottke.org where he covers diverse topics about culture, design, and technology (etc). More than a year ago he wombat radio Mar 19, 2018 blog Matt Cornell is a dance artist based in Sydney. For some time now he has been producing a podcast called Wombat Radio. The interviews – most often ambition Feb 16, 2018 blog I used to be a member of The Place’s associate artist scheme called Work Place, and I see that my 2011 biography still exists on their site: some things about dance Feb 1, 2018 blog In 2013 I started writing a series of short ideas about dance and choreography. I had the idea that perhaps I could put together a small book for writing Jan 21, 2018 blog I recently read a book by the New Zealand poet and academic Helen Sword called Stylish Academic Writing. It’s a thoughtful, considered and very well advertising Jan 7, 2018 blog In the latest edition of Wired magazine computer philosopher Jaron Lanier writes of social media and the advertising business model of the we like lists blog post Nov 17, 2017 blog Shannon Bott and I first started working together in 2003. We have had a long, fruitful and sporadic working relationship (see Inert and Recovery) copy what we want Nov 12, 2017 blog If all people want to do is go and look at other people so that they can compare themselves to them and copy what they want — if that is the final, efva lilja Oct 29, 2017 blog I first encountered the remarkable Swedish choreographer Efva Lilja through her books Dance, For Better For Worse (2004) and Words on Dance (2003). sprawl Oct 8, 2017 blog Over the summer Melbourne choreographer and dancer Shaun McLeod and I had some time to prepare a scratch performance for the Dance and Somatic andree Oct 1, 2017 blog Last Wednesday the esteemed dance anthropologist Andrée Grau died suddenly. She had an inquisitive, sharp and beautiful mind, was quick witted and limitations Sep 11, 2017 blog The more one limits oneself, the closer one is to the infinite; these people, as unworldly as they seem, burrow like termites into their own not for choreographic purposes Sep 11, 2017 blog In the summer I was working with Eva Recacha in the studio at The Place in London and one of the piano chairs had a sign on it: We all have objects educational persuasion Aug 20, 2017 blog As a strategy for racial progress, educational persuasion has failed, because it has been predicated on the false construction of the race problem: baldwin on america Aug 15, 2017 blog I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary by Raoul Peck about James Baldwin film about power, race, love, and a vision of America that is prescient and privacy and eff Aug 13, 2017 blog I’ve written a little bit previously about privacy – here, here and here — and it’s safe to say a lot of my fun reading and learning seems to centre ouspe resist being contained Jul 16, 2017 blog The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand has decided to dump dance from the School of Physical Education: obfuscation Jul 12, 2017 blog In the academic part of my professional life I spend a lot of time practising to write more clearly and directly. That is, to avoid unnecessary practice of value Jun 12, 2017 blog The value of practice gets discussed a lot in dance. I remember US choreographer Deborah Hay saying something like, “99% of my choreography is the mediawall Jun 5, 2017 blog Last year screendance artist Katrina McPherson asked Owa Barua, Natalia Barua and me to be involved in a project that explored ideas to do with feeding research Apr 15, 2017 blog A bit more than a year ago I participated in a Research Salon at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries at Auckland University. Each of the on leaving facebook Apr 12, 2017 blog There are, as you can imagine, a number of posts that list reasons to leave Facebook: there’s the Men’s Journal reasons, the New Year’s resolution blogging to save the new precariat Mar 5, 2017 blog Contemporary academic life is precarious; it’s fast, mean and lean. Our public aim is to build community around the practices and concerns showing not telling Feb 27, 2017 blog I’m deep into Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography Born to Run. I like Springsteen’s music (yes, since that video with Courtney Cox in 1984), and have anamnesis italiano Feb 20, 2017 blog In 2009 I made a short film called Anamnesis with Cormac Lally, Bagryana Popov, David Corbet, and Liz Jones. Around that time I asked Marika Rizzi letting us know that they know Feb 4, 2017 blog The thing about conflicts of interest is that they are inevitable. I’ve experienced them from various sides: I’ve benefited from them, missed out hazelnut chocolate Dec 23, 2016 blog I’ve had this blog since November 2008 and in that time I’ve never posted either a recipe or anything about conflicts of interest. Here’s a recipe springsteen on pure experience Dec 11, 2016 blog So whether you’re making dance music, Americana, rap music, electronica, it’s all about how you are putting what you do together. The elements we record ourselves Oct 17, 2016 blog I’m not long back from Ferness in Scotland where I had the pleasure to work with Owa Barua, Katrina McPherson, and Natalia Barua on a screen project documenting the document Aug 3, 2016 blog Previously I’ve posted links to Windows and MacOS copies of my practice-as-research PhD project Indelible (2005). For people using Intel versions of freedom, privacy and value Aug 17, 2015 blog I’m a dancer, choreographer and teacher and I tend to be surrounded by people who openly value this kind of work. That said, I don’t have to work new project and respecting the dancer Aug 31, 2014 blog Tomorrow I begin work in the studio for a dance project that will be shown in the Founders’ Studio at The Place in London starting 17 September. It performances Aug 25, 2014 blog Early in 2010 the University of Roehampton’s Department of Dance was overhauling its suite of Masters programmes. I was (and am) interested in how hard to see Aug 18, 2014 blog Dance is hard to see. It must either be made less fancy or the fact of that intrinsic difficulty must be emphasized to the point that it becomes all day long Aug 14, 2014 blog I’m sitting here in tears listening to Sarah Montague interview Ken Robinson. Here’s a bit: SM: Are you really saying that dance is as important as skellis.net Aug 11, 2014 blog I’ve been cobbling together bits of HTML and CSS for my own website since 1999 and last year I decided to find someone else to do it. I asked ticking things over Dec 20, 2013 blog I spend a lot of time talking to students and professional practitioners about the nature of practice, and the importance of finding a way to letters to future students Dec 10, 2013 blog I stole an idea recently from Brian Croxall who apparently stole it from Patrick Williams: Szott, Gove and noticing things Nov 26, 2013 blog I like Randall Szott’s blog — Lebenskünstler — a lot. He writes provocatively and with a great deal of well-placed skepticism about the art world. liberal education Nov 10, 2013 blog I read Allan Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind in the late 1980s. My very close friends and I were in our early 20s, and together we found its tiring of creativity Oct 6, 2013 blog Was starting to get a bit of creativity fatigue myself: Creativity is about the most worn-out, abused concept that used to mean something bruce quote on experience Oct 6, 2013 blog From Bruce Springsteen: A Secret History: From 55:56min What’s your talent? Your talent is … it’s something that everyone experiences first of sorry if Sep 30, 2013 blog I see that the pasta maker Barilla is providing further evidence that Italy remains a bastion of conservative attitudes towards equal rights. After anamnesis Sep 19, 2013 blog Anamnesis is a screendance project that premièred in 2009. It was developed by Cormac Lally, David Corbet, Bagryana Popov and me, with support from what did you do? Sep 15, 2013 blog Last week I had a public discussion with Michael Pinchbeck about dramaturgy and choreography as part of The Place’s Summer House Socials. Michael teaching choreography Sep 9, 2013 blog Last Friday (6 September) I attended a roundtable discussion at Independent Dance in London called What is it to teach choreography? The session was provoking not telling Sep 8, 2013 blog A couple of weeks ago I went and listened to Lost Dog’s Ben Duke talk to Told By An Idiot’s Paul Hunter at The Place. The discussion was about indelible update Aug 18, 2013 blog In 2005 I finished a practice-as-research PhD called Indelible. It’s about improvisation, archives, memory and liveness in dance and performance and cheap joke Aug 10, 2013 blog Last month I went and saw/listened to Nils Frahm at St John’s at Hackney Church in London. I like his music a lot — particularly the album Felt — resonating wildly Jul 22, 2013 blog I pledge to focus the majority of my energies on finding and supporting contemporary cultural activity, whatever form that may take, that resonates blind spots Jul 15, 2013 blog … when you’re researching in media res, the new ideas or details or stories that you stumble across are much more useful to you, because you can promoting ideas Jul 5, 2013 blog I’m reading A Year with Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno’s Diary1 and it’s full of delicate treasures and everyday written doodles. It’s also creating working at speed Jun 27, 2013 blog Below is a quote from musician Thom Yorke in an interview he did with NPR’s Bob Boilen in February 2008. It comes in at 9:40min into the interview. heart spaces Jun 18, 2013 blog In March this year, I was in Chicago and happened to be part of a group that performed in the very last performance of the original (since 1978) stories already there Jun 10, 2013 blog I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. – Michelangelo (apparently) There is an episode of Radiolab from 2 April 2013 paxton May 27, 2013 blog In mid-January 2012 I went and listened to Steve Paxton at Goldsmith’s University in London. The evening was, in many respects, a moving tribute to preparing for ghosts — the many melodies May 20, 2013 blog This is a reblog from @preparingforghost’s instagram feed. I like how they speak to so many different attitudes or approaches to teaching, michael vs ken May 11, 2013 blog On Thursday 9 May 2013, the UK’s Education Secretary Michael Gove gave an impassioned speech about his concerns about — and plans for — the UK’s writing workflow May 6, 2013 blog I write a lot and for many different purposes: research reports and presentations, blog posts, grant applications, academic articles, responses to excitement of the new Apr 28, 2013 blog In March 2012 I presented my adaptation of Deborah Hay’s I Think Not at Napier St in Melbourne. It was an invited audience, for the most part bubble Apr 22, 2013 blog Sarah Crompton has written an opinion piece in The Telegraph about The Place Prize. She suggests that dance can’t “gain a foothold in the wider 100 day project Apr 16, 2013 blog Back in January I watched this TEDx talk by Emma Rogan about 100-day projects (such a pleasure to hear her kiwi accent) based on the teaching work Do I contradict myself? Apr 9, 2013 blog Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. – Walt Whitman, [Song of Myself]1 A professor of change Apr 5, 2013 blog Melbourne-based choreographer-director Bagryana Popova and I joke that we only ever make one work (for the record, mine is about death and memory, zebra Apr 28, 2010 blog I never wonder about the audience. It could be a zebra out there for all I care. – Lou Reed, Word Magazine, April 2010, p.11 Monks Aid Rescue Effort in Kyegundo Apr 21, 2010 blog SFTHQ on Flickr. Some rights reserved. First viewed at guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2010/apr/21/newsbucket Jónsi and Artaud Apr 21, 2010 blog I will try to elaborate on what I mean in a subsequent post; let me just say that the Jónsi set seemed to realize Antonin Artaud’s theater of not much to do with art, but fun anyway Apr 20, 2010 blog thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/iCade.shtml moooooooo Apr 20, 2010 blog thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/screaming-knife.shtml naked Apr 20, 2010 blog Naked – Pablo Neruda Naked, you are simple as one of your hands, Smooth, earthy, small, transparent, round: You have moon lines, apple paths: Naked, on learning Apr 5, 2010 blog The best thing for being sad is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies. You some more on working with Bagryana Popov Apr 4, 2010 blog I’ve just finished working in the studio with Bagryana Popov. She and I have been working together on a solo work since October 2007 when we started Bagryana adapting Mar 19, 2010 blog I started back in the studio this week on two distinct projects. The first is a solo work directed by Bagryana Popov and the second is a project no paper? Mar 19, 2010 blog From the main stage of Transmediale, Berlin’s annual international festival for art and digital culture, one of the keynote speakers, information Charlie Gillett Mar 18, 2010 blog Saturday afternoons are just not going to be the same … www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2010/mar/17/charlie-gillett-obituary David Byrne on collaboration Mar 16, 2010 blog journal.davidbyrne.com/2010/03/031510-collaborations.html dog ramp Mar 9, 2010 blog I’d like one of these, and then I could get a dog. reblogging Guy Watson about meat (not a polemic) Feb 10, 2010 blog I’ve been laughably absent from this blog, which is not to say that I don’t have a stack of things I plan to write about (mostly dance protecting borders at Christmas time Dec 14, 2009 blog *stunned silence Moves2010 “Framing Motion” Dec 2, 2009 blog movementonscreen.org.uk/ Deadline 13 December 2009. hitherto Nov 25, 2009 blog Here’s F.M. Alexander on welcoming the unknown: … that the attempt to bring about change involving growth, development and progressive improvement double-take Nov 20, 2009 blog … will have guests doing a double-take as they admire your creative home or garden style! unlike like other marshmallow blasters! Nov 9, 2009 blog Every household needs one. improve your hearing and enhance your image! Nov 9, 2009 blog A Dead Statesman (1924) Nov 8, 2009 blog I could not dig, I dared not rob, And so I lied to please the mob. Now all my lies are proved untrue, And I must face the men I slew. What tale will yoga for cyclists Nov 5, 2009 blog Subject: yoga for cyclists starting this thursday 5th November Greetings cyclists, yoga enthusiasts and friends, Hope this finds you all generally obstacle course for the mind Nov 4, 2009 blog Yes — there are plenty more where this came from. self cleaning Nov 2, 2009 blog This is the first in series of scans from a single magazine, read in route from New York to New Haven in early October. It was entertaining and capitalism is an impeccably inclusive creed Oct 22, 2009 blog In principle, however, capitalism is an impeccably inclusive creed: it really doesn’t care who it exploits. It is admirably egalitarian in its Yvonne Rainer Oct 1, 2009 blog Beyond the resonance of the title, however, the 21st century dance footage (itself containing 40-year-old instances of my 20th century Bacon’s dog Sep 29, 2009 blog Study of a Dog, 1952 Francis Bacon From tate.org.uk/art/artworks/bacon-dog-n06131 the body and walking Sep 27, 2009 blog From Rebecca Solnit’s “Wanderlust: A History of Walking” (p.27) The phenomenologist Edmund Husserl described walking as the experience by which we failure Sep 17, 2009 blog On Saturday 12 September Colin Poole and I performed a version of our duet “Colin, Simon & I” at The Place in London as part of the Touchwood influence Sep 15, 2009 blog Last Friday I went and saw Duncan Jones’ film Moon at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. The film was Just out of Furness, Scotland (August 2009) Sep 13, 2009 blog embodiment Aug 29, 2009 blog I think about embodiment a lot. Last Saturday I saw a performance at the Royal Court in Sloane Square … Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem is played in methods for testing grace #2 Aug 25, 2009 blog Shopping at Tesco on Christmas Eve. methods for testing grace #1 Aug 24, 2009 blog Cycling in London. fleeting Aug 24, 2009 blog I’ve been reading Darwin’s Origin of Species recently, mostly because of having a number of conversations with people about the ethics of medical Marina Abramović presents … Jul 28, 2009 blog Manchester International Festival Whitworth Art Gallery 3 — 19 July 2009 Marina Abramović, Nikhil Rose Hacker Jul 27, 2009 blog In the BBC documentary, The Time of Their Lives, 102 year-old Rose Hacker says (initially talking about the Iraq war): … I mean the awful thing is General Patton Jul 26, 2009 blog I am not sure about why I am posting this. There is something about the texture of the leather and the look on his face. It’s grim, dour, tough and Recovery Jul 8, 2009 blog Image of Nat Cursio from initial development of “Recovery” (involving Shannon Bott and Nat). Image by Dianne Reid I think. first attention Jun 27, 2009 blog A bit more about Feldenkrais. Last Tuesday I was in another Awareness Through Movement class with Rainer Knupp in East London. We started sitting realness Jun 9, 2009 blog This is from Eammon Forde’s article in the July issue of Word magazine. He is talking about the black hole created by U2 when they “sucked the life staying attentive Jun 7, 2009 blog Here is Roger Federer, at the post-match press conference, following his remarkable victory at Roland Garros: But it was very hard mentally for me feldenkrais Jun 5, 2009 blog On Monday I went to a group Feldenkrais session run by Rainer Knupp in East London. It has been some time since I did any Feldenkrais (the last was 505 May 21, 2009 blog There have now been more than 500 views of this entire blog. Eat your heart out Ms Huffington. reblog: pretentiousness May 21, 2009 blog Here’s Jana Perkovic — the guerrilla semiotician – discussing pretentiousness: guerrillasemiotics.com/2009/05/pretentiousness/ I reblog: when everyone is a curator May 18, 2009 blog The term ‘curating’ has definitely been picked up to describe almost anyactivity that involves choosing one thing over another. – Michelle steve’s palate May 17, 2009 blog I’m a dancer. That means that when it comes to performance it’s my senses and the way I’ve trained my senses, I guess the fact that they can be madness May 5, 2009 blog Why must everything be explained, or be possible to translate, why pick it all to bits – as though it were only a camouflage for something else? dancing lines May 5, 2009 blog from Anamnesis shoot Dancehouse, Melbourne December 2008 Images by Cobie Orger One because the lines interest me, the other because it is a bit Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time May 2, 2009 blog Turbine Hall is vast, almost as high as it is long. From the cafè we are guided down the long ramp, given cushions, and enter the Hall. The audience lie Apr 30, 2009 blog I can smell out a lie, the kind that underwrites a life, even if it has been camouflaged in a work of art. It is something you can feel when all Forsythe Company’s ‘Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time’ Apr 30, 2009 blog From performance this evening at Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London. Images taken with my phone, hence their average-ness. Am thinking of writing a time Apr 29, 2009 blog To live is so startling; it leaves little time for anything else. – Emily Dickinson mind brain Apr 28, 2009 blog Let me think in my little mind brain – Bonnie Prince Billy, Guest DJ on NPR at npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102242295 two types of blogs Apr 27, 2009 blog lucazoid.com/bilateral/two-types-of-blogs/ happy Apr 21, 2009 blog The lack of basic resources – material resources – contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness. distracted by traffic Apr 6, 2009 blog In the middle of photographing a sign in Barbican yesterday, I was distracted by traffic. The camera swung downwards, and this image is the result. critical running Apr 5, 2009 blog emergencyrooms.org/criticalrun.html we Apr 2, 2009 blog … we live and move and have our being … – Paul, Acts 17:28 audience Mar 22, 2009 blog I go out and I play to many audiences at night. There is the audience that comes because they want to hear their favourite songs, there is an irony capital Mar 22, 2009 blog … Britain, the irony capital of the world, where sincerity, especially sincerity tinged with spirituality, is seen, at best, as uncool, at worst as marketing Mar 8, 2009 blog Dance Massive is on in Melbourne right now. I’ve been performing Inert with the wonderful Shannon Bott. In Melbourne the big dance company is Chunky on ordinary Mar 8, 2009 blog David Byrne being interviewed by the fantastic Stephen Colbert: Colbert: I have a theory about artists … that they are afraid of being rhythm Feb 16, 2009 blog Rhythm is one of the principal translators between dream and reality. Rhythm might be described as, to the world of sound, what light is to the truth Feb 16, 2009 blog We ourselves will be able to determine what is true and what is not. – Joseph Stalin power Feb 16, 2009 blog … the superb indifference that the powerful have for the weak. – Simone Weil red sun Feb 16, 2009 blog My shadow at 07:30am as the sun — made a deep red by the bush fires — lights the office space. tube de-advertising Feb 16, 2009 blog spacehijackers.org/html/projects/tubeadverts/april.html Hotel on Eastlink, Melbourne Feb 16, 2009 blog The fourth major work is Hotel, a 20m-high scale model of a high-rise hotel that will give motorists the impression they are driving past a movie once Feb 8, 2009 blog We only ever experience anything once. – Shirley McKechnie (chatting today over tea) records Feb 7, 2009 blog Image from front of online version of The Age newspaper in Melbourne yesterday. It’s hard to describe this kind of heat (it’s more than 115ºF). A tinder box Feb 7, 2009 blog Just along the Merri Creek trail, Melbourne waving Feb 7, 2009 blog I was cycling to work on Thursday and was caught on the right hand side of car turning right. At the same time a fire engine was roaring up on my ocean without a shore Feb 4, 2009 blog www.oceanwithoutashore.com/ Incredible. brief Jan 20, 2009 blog The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. – suspension bridge Jan 16, 2009 blog http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090115.html final cut online collaboration Jan 13, 2009 blog As part of a screendance project Anamnesis that I am developing with Cormac Lally, David Corbet and Bagryana Popov, we have been attempting to work Lapage and the image Jan 3, 2009 blog We’ve always been more associated with image, and our physical work,’ he says of Ex Machina, the company he founded 15 years ago. ’We have always dance out there Jan 3, 2009 blog http://dance-out-there.blogspot.com/ quodlibet Jan 3, 2009 blog http://quodlibet.tumblr.com give me Jan 3, 2009 blog Michael Leunig The Age Melbourne 2 January 2009 Original URL: http://www.theage.com.au/photogallery/2005/10/04/1128191706446.html malaise Dec 30, 2008 blog In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship Pōhutukawa Dec 29, 2008 blog The Pōhutukawa — New Zealand Christmas tree. These photos were taken at Piha, on the West Coast of Auckland wildness Dec 29, 2008 blog Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the thinking. – J.M. Keynes the language of groups Dec 25, 2008 blog Street gangs, sports clubs, political parties, families, people who for all kinds of reasons are regularly together, naturally develop a vernacular reading Dec 18, 2008 blog In reality, every reader is, while he is reading, the reader of his own self. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument which he jacaranda Dec 15, 2008 blog Right at the end of the season. think tank Dec 15, 2008 blog Last Thursday (11 Dec 2008), I had the pleasure of attending a ‘think tank’ run by dancer/choreographers Natalie Cursio and Shannon Bott. They are quantity of ideas Nov 8, 2008 blog I’ve been working a lot with director/choreographer Bagryana Popov. In the improvisations that form the central part of our rehearsal work ‘on the melbourne sky Nov 2, 2008 blog