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

About RealTime: a brief history

Virginia Baxter, Keith Gallasch

Keith and Virginia’s sketch of RealTime’s history includes not only its many editions in print since 1994 and online since 1996, but other publications, a book on Australian contemporary dance and numerous review-writing workshops here and overseas.

15 April 2019

The RealTime team

This new section features a joint biography for Managing Editors Keith and Virginia, seen here with RealTime staff in 2014. More entries will be added as we complete the archive.

15 April 2019

Multiversing The Rocks

Keith Gallasch

Looking for an adventure that takes you deep into Sydney’s The Rocks as both an actual and virtual space? The City of Forking Paths is a “physical cinema” work originally commissioned from Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller by the City of Sydney for the 2014 Biennale of Sydney. It’s up and running again.

5 March 2019

Sydney Chamber Opera, La Passion De Simone: spiritual turbulence

Keith Gallasch

Deploying installation, video art and evocations of durational performance art, Sydney Chamber Opera stages Kaija Saariaho’s La Passion de Simone with a daring representation of the philosopher mystic Simone Weil.

30 January 2019

THE LOOP: Waiting for DAU

A New York Times report on a massive cinematic installation by Russian film director Ilya Khrzhanovsky inspired by the life of Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist Lev Landau grabbed our attention. With 13 feature-length films, performance and much else, it’s about to open in Paris, police permit pending.

30 January 2019

Apology to Emily Johnson

The Editors

RealTime apologises unreservedly to Emily Johnson, Artistic Director of Catalyst, for stating incorrectly on 5 December that “currently her collaborators are rarely Indigenous.” Johnson has consistently collaborated with Indigenous artists and peoples alongside non-indigenous participants in a distinguished career.

21 December 2018