New Rules for Storytelling

I produce a monthly series of short videos telling stories from where art and storytelling meets the world of complex systems, earth science and planetary transformation.

Here are some highlights, and you can see the rest on my Youtube channel.

No new normal

My personal moral hazard

Does someone deserve to die for this?

The end of climate art

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.

Sea level rise / It’s raining in Quezon City

Every day

Foreignoy Audition

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.

Foreignoy Audition

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. Here are four of mine.

Better Off Better Off Better Off (Melbourne Docklands Edition, April 2015)

25 Second Rap (Grampians Edition, May 2016)

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)

Boho Interactive

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. Selected projects:

Finnigan and Brother

 My brother Chris and I collaborate as a music + spoken word duo. There’s lots of musical stuff on our Bandcamp, but our music videos and live performances are here:

Finnigan and Brother – Move To Canberra
(directed by Jordan Prosser and Sam Burns-Warr)

Finnigan and Brother – Hey Kid606, Remix This
(directed by Shane Parson)