RealTime is 10: the party

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Keith, Virginia, Gail and Martin del Amo”>

RealTime 10th Birthday Party,
Keith, Virginia, Gail and Martin del Amo

RealTime 10th Birthday Party,
Keith, Virginia, Gail and Martin del Amo

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Morganics

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Morganics

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Morganics

Gifts came in the form of well-wishes from around the country and, at the packed party at Performance Space on June 12, in 3 minutes each of real-time performance from Martin del Amo, Nalina Wait, Emma Saunders and Lizzie Thomson, Julie-Anne Long, Chris Abrahams, Michael Hooper, Frumpus, Morganics, Version 1.0, Louise Curham and Stasis Duo. Nigel Kellaway favoured us with 30 seconds from each of his oPera Project works (in full costume) to be set upon in the 31st second by an audience wielding plastic baseball bats. The editors (Keith, Virginia and Gail) hosted the event from Pierre Thibaudeau’s boomerang table, their vocal/sound score backed by Sam James’ verité video capturing an uneventful hour (if you don’t count violent disagreements over punctuation) in the life of the RealTime office featuring OnScreen editor Dan Edwards and our proofreading team. There were wise and witty words from Open City Chair, Tony MacGregor, Performance Space’s Fiona Winning, Karilyn Brown and Andrew Donovan from the Australia Council, AFC’s Sabina Wynn and NSW Government’s Deputy Director-General of Arts, Jennifer Lindsay. Heidrun Löhr constructed a wild video poem to the magazine as well as shooting the images on this page from the front row. Adrian Ward and the team from Pulse fed the multitudes with sublime Persian & Ayurvedic-inspired dishes and Nikki Heywood rounded off the evening spelling out in 10 letters made from rolled-up copies of RealTime the words:

T H E S E B O N E S.

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Nigel Kellaway

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Nigel Kellaway

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Nigel Kellaway

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Michael Hooper

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Michael Hooper

RealTime 10th Birthday Party, Michael Hooper

RealTime thanks everyone who has contributed to the life of the magazine and to Australia’s innovative arts over this past decade.
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Keith, Virginia, Gail “>

RealTime 10th Birthday Party,
Keith, Virginia, Gail

RealTime 10th Birthday Party,
Keith, Virginia, Gail

RealTime issue #63 Oct-Nov 2004 pg. 37

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1 October 2004