Editorial 14 October 2019

Performance Space’s 2019 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art and Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia (image above: audience playing bankers in Ontroerend Goed’s £¥€$) both kick off in coming days with programs of rare intensity and invention. We guide you through their programs.

12 October 2019

2019 OzAsia Festival: Dissolving borders

Keith Gallasch

Festival Director Joseph Mitchell and Keith Gallasch discuss performances that will test forms, intensify audience experience and further cross-cultural collaboration, alongside a potently interdisciplinary visual arts program.

12 October 2019

Sue Healey: Adaptation vs ephemerality

Keith Gallasch

In a new Platform Paper, Capturing the Vanishing: A Choreographer and Film, Sue Healey eloquently details her struggle to sustain both artform and career by engaging with the screen as a legitimate site for dance.

12 October 2019

Liveworks 2019: Intimate, talkative, provocative

Keith Gallasch

With overlapping focus on Feminist Sound and Cultural Disruptors, this about to commence Festival of Experimental Arts features Chicks on Speed, Joel Bray, Vicki Van Hout, Gail Priest, Choy Ka Fai, Lauren Brincat, John Vea, Betty Grumble and more.

12 October 2019

Extended Play 2019: Expansive music

Keith Gallasch

Bracing and embracing, Extended Play’s 12-hour festival of new music featured, among many others, Margaret Leng Tan, Decibel, Nonsemble, Alex Waite, Synergy and Sonya Lifschitz in dynamic partnership with Christine Johnston at Sydney’s City Recital Hall.

12 October 2019

Rosalind Crisp’s environmental site-dance

Keith Gallasch

While admiring its beauty, Rosalind Crisp wittily and movingly transforms the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room into an exemplar of our problematic relationship with nature, drawing on her own life on the land and testing dance’s activist potential.

12 October 2019

Editorial 17 July 2019

RealTime Extra. As we continue to refine and build on the RealTime archive, we thought you’d enjoy reading about the joyous launch at UNSW Library Exhibition Space by Professor Sarah Miller AM of the complete 1994-2015 print editions of RealTime on the National Library of Australia’s TROVE website.

17 July 2019

Archive alive: launching RealTime on TROVE

Keith Gallasch and Virginia Baxter

The launch of the 1994-2015 print editions of RealTime on the National Library of Australia’s TROVE website was a memorable night of performances, reminiscences and wise words about cultural memory and the importance of archiving, inflected with laughter and a few tears.

17 July 2019

(In)formative reviewing: a decade of Sydney performance

Caroline Wake

Drawing on her writing for RealTime, Caroline Wake incisively assays theatres of ‘the real’ and of refugees, the decline of ensembles, the impacts of cultural diversity and the depredations wrought by the absence of a federal government arts policy.

17 July 2019

RealTime dances: the big picture

Erin Brannigan

Erin Brannigan takes on the monumental task of surveying RealTime’s committed engagement with Australian contemporary dance from state to state, in theatres, galleries, onscreen, in digital interactions and Indigenous practices.

17 July 2019

The slow retreat of reality: liveness in Melbourne performance

Jana Perkovic

Jana Perkovic analyses the rise and decline since 2005 of liveness in Melbourne theatre and performance; the notion of ‘you had to be there’ weakening as the digital record supplants presence.

16 July 2019

Scene changes: Mapping Melbourne theatre 2005-2015

Andrew Fuhrmann

Andrew Fuhrmann traces his performance-going trajectories 2005-15, reflecting on a theatre culture that once worked in the fringes and revelled in them, creating its own public spaces and demanding attention.

16 July 2019

Editorial 15 April 2019

Welcome and farewell. Farewell to RealTime, a 25-year publishing adventure that has come to a celebratory conclusion and welcome to the RealTime Archive, a massive documentation of a period of remarkable transformation driven by the artists who inspired us and to whom we and our many writers creatively responded.

16 April 2019

In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, the exhibition

Keith Gallasch and Virginia Baxter

This innovative UNSW Library exhibition features displays and live presentations by Martin Del Amo, Branch Nebula and Vicki Van Hout reflecting on their works and the critical response to them.

16 April 2019

Trove & The Realtime Archive: A Guide

Keith Gallasch & Virginia Baxter

UNSW Library and the National Library of Australia have partnered to place digitised RealTime editions 1994-2015 on the NLA’s TROVE website, in recognition of the historical and cultural value of the magazine. And see what’s new in the upgraded RealTime website.

16 April 2019

Martin Del Amo: In response…

Martin Del Amo

Dancemaker Martin Del Amo tellingly juxtaposes Heidrun Löhr’s photographs of his creations across his career with intimate and extensive reflections on the works and the RealTime reviews.

15 April 2019

You’re invited to the RealTime Archive Launch

Virginia Baxter & Keith Gallasch

At 6pm, 17 April at the UNSW Library Exhibition Space. Professor Sarah Miller AM will launch the archiving of the 130 RealTime print editions 1994-2015 on the National Library of Australia’s TROVE website in partnership with UNSW Library. We hope to see you there.

15 April 2019

In Response… Artists in Action

Keith Gallasch

Keith Gallasch witnesses the three live presentations made for In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, in which Martin Del Amo, Branch Nebula and Vicki Van Hout idiosyncratically animated their installations.

15 April 2019

In Response: Dialogues with RealTime: the catalogue

Keith Gallasch

Essays by John Baylis, Lizzie Thompson and Amanda Card reflect on the relationship between performance and RealTime review in the works of Branch Nebula, Vicki Van Hout and Martin Del Amo.

15 April 2019

Art & review: an enduring loop

Keith Gallasch & Virginia Baxter

In a catalogue essay for the exhibition In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, Virginia and Keith delineate their vision of the complex interplay between artist, artwork and writer in the making of a review as it unfolds in real time.

15 April 2019