Editorial Thursday 27 August 2020

Keith Gallasch & Virginia Baxter

The highly successful 2019 exhibition In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, which celebrated the interplay between RealTime and the artists Martin del Amo, Vicki Van Hout and Branch Nebula, is now exhibited online. We also interview instigator and co-curator Dr Erin Brannigan about her motivation for mounting this innovative exhibition. In another bold archival venture, Madeleine Hodge and Sarah Rodigari have created Timely Readings, a visual mapping of live art in Australia.

27 August 2020

In Response… now exhibited online

Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter

2019’s In Response: Dialogues with RealTime is now online, featuring performances, interviews and documentation from the exhibition in a superbly produced digital record that enriches the archives of artists Martin del Amo, Branch Nebula, Vicki Van Hout and RealTime.

27 August 2020

Hodge and Rodigari map Australian live art

Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter

With a large poster, commissioned by London’s LADA, Madeleine Hodge, Sarah Rodigari and artist Ella Sutherland have created a map of Australian live art that is at once impressionistically evocative and incredibly precise, referencing 666 RealTime reviews.

27 August 2020

Erin Brannigan & the living archive

Keith Gallasch

In this interview, Erin Brannigan looks back to her young dancer and street paper reviewer self on a path to developing a passion for dance history and for doing something special for the archiving of performance with In Response: Dialogues with RealTime.

27 August 2020

A guide to the RealTime Archive

Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter

Keith and Virginia guide you to the archive within the RealTime website, in UNSW Library’s Digital Collections and the National Library of Australia’s TROVE, revealing a huge online record, digitised print editions and numerous special features.

27 August 2020

Thinking at the speed of light: the art of Sam James

Keith Gallasch

With video camera and a Mini Maglite torch as wand, Blue Mountains-based artist Sam James magically engages with thought, time, objects and space. In this interview James reflects on the making of his animations and we access a powerful new work, Panic Embrace.

27 August 2020

Editorial Friday 10 December 2019

The Big Anxiety. It’s a bold, even risky title for a festival that “brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century”.

6 December 2019

The Big Anxiety 1: listen_UP, listen deep

Keith Gallasch

An installation in The Big Anxiety’s Empathy Clinic advocates and induces deep listening with which to understand the anger and underlying grieving born of serial trauma suffered by generations of Australia’s Indigenous peoples.

6 December 2019

Branch Nebula demo’s evolution

Keith Gallasch

In DEMO, six young performers conjure a world of emergence, conflict, cooperation, cataclysm and resurgence with little more than agile bodies, skateboards, a BMX bike and trust in their collective strength.

6 December 2019

The Big Anxiety 2: Breakout My Pelvic Sorcery

Keith Gallasch

Eugenie Lee’s multidisciplinary, collaborative VR creation for The Empathy Clinic asks health professionals to brave discombobulating discomfort in order to develop empathy for the sufferers of pelvic pain.

6 December 2019

Ensemble Offspring’s not so lonely hemispheres

Keith Gallasch

With compelling works expertly realised by Ensemble Offspring soloists, Australian composers Elizabeth Younan, Tristan Coehlo and Damien Ricketson constellate around those of Franco Donatoni and Luciano Berio.

6 December 2019

The Big Anxiety 3: Altering states

Keith Gallasch

With psychological insight, passion, wit and magic in the face of trauma, prejudice and panic, six distinctive works convey complex states of being in search of empathy and release.

6 December 2019

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