Had two great screenings last night, of ten short pieces of my work-in-progress from the Artists Residency in Little Huia – thanks to everyone who came, and especially for the Q&A. It is SO great to be in the presence of curious minds! Photo below is from the first piece, where I asked the audience to wear blindfolds and listen, with their ears only…

Little Huia

Last week Justin Gregory from National Radio came & visited to record an interview, which was broadcast yesterday – if you’d like to hear my ramblings beautifully edited into something coherent, have a listen here (stream or download)

One of the questions last night was, where from here?

My plan is to continue developing the projects I have been working on, and eventually arrive at a DVD/BluRay/download comprising my work from both residencies – Little Huia, New Zealand and Shodoshima, Japan. And once thats ready, in a month or two, I suspect there will be another set of screenings. One side effect of the screening was that its made me start to think about the idea of live cinema, in spaces not normally used for projection, & potentially with live sound & score…. but time will tell!

Anyway heartfelt thanks for everyone who made the screening possible!
Oceania were great providing screen, projector & sound system

But especially thanks to Michelle Edge for the tireless support for myself & my residency, but more importantly for the Artists Residency program itself. Applications have opened for the 2014 residency, and the two locations (Moonlight Bach in Scandrett and Tawharanui Bach) are as fantastic as my location at Barr Cottage in Little Huia. So have a deep think, grab a copy of the PDF application forms & apply – these last four months with the two residencies have been the best experience for me, ever. I will write more about it in next week or so, reflecting on the short & long term benefits of an Artists Residency, but in the meantime go read about the 2014 residency opportunity here

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