Liveworks: RealTime in real time pix

Keith Gallasch & Virginia Baxter

As part of Performance Space’s Liveworks, RealTime writers from around Australia gathered with artists and readers to consider the enormous changes in the arts 1994 to the present in an informal five-hour conversation that variously free-floated, hit home and entertained. We’ll soon publish a distillation of the audio-recording, including the words from some very funny performances about performance. In the meantime there’s a selection below from the photographic record of the event with more to come.

RealTime in real time was a wonderful coming together of people who had rarely or never met face to face over 25 years, who’d read each other’s writing to learn what was happening from northern Queensland to Hobart and from Sydney to Perth and many places in between. The event quickly became as much a celebration of RealTime as of the art the magazine had critiqued and supported.

Our thanks go to Heidrun Löhr (Sydney’s beloved photographer of all things performative was interviewed as part of RealTime in real time) for the images and Performance Space for commissioning them. Thanks also to the Guardians of RealTime committee for their support for the event, to Caroline Wake, who presented the third of the event’s sessions and to Gail Priest for the theme ‘tune’ and technical know-how. And a big thanks to Jeff Khan, Artistic Director of Performance Space, for including RealTime in real time in the 2018 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art program.

Session 1, RealTime in real time, Keith Gallasch (R) facilitates discussion, photo Heidrun Löhr

L-R: Richard Allen, Mathew Lorenzon, Felicity Clark, Gail Priest, Kate Richards, RealTime in real time, photo Heidrun Löhr

L-R: Russell Milledge, Darren Jorgensen, Jonathan Marshall, photo Heidrun Löhr

L-R: Caroline Wake, Keith Gallasch, Kate Richards, RealTime in real Time, photo Heidrun Löhr

Amanda Stewart, RealTime in real time, photo Heidrun Löhr

L-R: Ben Brooker, Caroline Wake, Chris Reid, Andrew Harper, Keith Gallasch, RealTime in real
time, photo Heidrun Löhr

L-R: Justine Shih-Pearson, Virginia Baxter, Erin Brannigan, Richard Murphet, Cleo Mees, Sarah Miller, Clare Grant, RealTime in real time, photo Heidrun Löhr

L-R: Stephen Jones, Ben Brooker, Caroline Wake, Chris Reid, Keith Gallasch, RealTime in real time, photo Heidrun Löhr

Performer: Malcolm Whittaker, RealTime in real time, photo Heidrun Löhr

Performer: Andrew Harper, RealTime in real time, photo Heidrun Löhr

L-R: Richard Allen, David Williams, Mathew Lorenzon, Felicity Clark, Gail Priest, photo Heidrun Löhr

Foreground: Martin del Amo; background: Stephen Jones, Katerina Sakkas, Caroline Wake, Keith Gallasch, photo Heidrun Löhr

Nikki Heywood, photo Heidrun Löhr

L-R: Ben Brooker, Gail Priest, Caroline Wake, Keith Gallasch, photo Heidrun Löhr

Performance Space, Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art 2018: RealTime in real time, Carriageworks, Sydney, 21 Oct

Top image credit: Foreground: Nikki Heywood, Tony Osborne; Mid: Greg Hooper, Andrew Fuhrmann, Jana Perkovic, Background: Angus McPherson, Kathryn Kelly; RealTime in real time, photo Heidrun Löhr

14 November 2018
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