On this page, a collection of footage of some projects, performances and poems.
Peak District EP
In 2017, Jordan Prosser and I headed to the Peak District in the UK to record an EP of video poems. These 14 pieces were recorded on the moors and gritstone boulders of Kinder Scout and Kinder Downfall, and they’re… well, a lot of them are about death, honestly. One of those weekends.
I’ve included two of my favourites here, but you can see the whole selection at peakdistrictep.com.
With the One-Take-Wonder-Girls (aka the Sipat Lawin Ensemble), I put together this one-take mash-up of Filipino poetry, folk music and Pinoy pop in an effort to win myself a spot on GMA’s Foreignoy reality TV show. Of course, there’s something questionable about auditioning for a show that no longer exists, so maybe it’s closer to how Carlos Celdran described it, as ‘an artistic intervention’. Either way, it’s a total sugar-rush of Pinoy pop culture, and I’m really proud of it. Dig.
RIZAL FOUNTAIN RAPS
Since 2012, Too Many Weapons (myself, Sam Burns-Warr, Georgie McAuley and Jordan Prosser) have been recording a series of video spoken-word performances wherever we’ve been on tour. The whole series is available here, with something like 30 entries at last count (including guest appearances by our friends and lovers). Mad shout out to Sam Burns-Warr in particular here, for editing each and every one of these. I’m gonna selfishly feature only mine here, in order of newest to oldest.
25 Second Rap (Grampians Edition, May 2016)
Better Off Better Off Better Off (Melbourne Docklands Edition, April 2015)
You Don’t Have To Be Rich To Be My Girl (Penrith X, October 2013)
Song For Baby-O, Unborn (After Diane DiPrima) (Quezon City, August 2013)
You Just Walked Out In The Street (Penrith, May 2013)
Platypus (Rizal Fountain, Manila, September 2012)
Since 2006, the science-theatre ensemble of myself, Mick Bailey, Rachel Roberts, Jack Lloyd, Nikki Kennedy, Nathan Harrison and David Shaw has produced an array of interactive science-based performances. Some samples from that era:
Best Festival Ever: How To Manage A Disaster
Video from the 2014 season at the Battersea Arts Centre in London.
True Logic of the Future
Highlights from Boho’s 2010 production at the Belconnen Arts Centre.
Food for the Great Hungers
Highlights from Boho’s 2009 production at Manning Clark House in Canberra.
London Laser talk (February 2014)
I gave a presentation at the first London Laser event at Saint Martins College in London, talking about Boho’s practice and the Best Festival Ever systems-science project in particular.
Finnigan and Brother – Move To Canberra
Video here directed and edited by Jordan Prosser and Sam Burns-Warr.
Finnigan and Brother – Hey Kid606, Remix This
Directed and filmed by Shane Parsons.