Some selected examples of previous work:
During the 2011 Tiny Stadiums Festival meetings of all kinds were invited to take place at the sign-posted Meeting Point. People could arrange new encounters at Meeting Point by leaving a description of people they wished to find there, and appointing a time to meet them.
Spit Chain was a participatory artwork installed at SASA Gallery in Adelaide where viewers were asked to chew gum that was freely available in the gallery. Participants were then instructed to place their piece of gum where it touched another piece on a temporary wall. Each piece of gum left an anonymous trace of a human presence, illustrating the flow of passing human traffic. The colourful wads of gum accumulated in a participatory drawing that was both appealing and repulsive, and amassed into a visualisation of a network of possible and missed connections.
The Dutch Courage Choir was an open invitation to cast aside inhibitions and sing with abandon to a popular song. Choir members were encouraged to drink alcohol to suppress their nerves, and then sing along to a song synced on their iPods in front of a large audience. There was only one rule: commit to the song and sing like no one was listening. So far we have appeared at Next Wave, This Is Not Art, Performance Space and the Emerging Writer’s Festival.
Sob Stories appeared as part of the 2010 Tiny Stadiums Festival held in the Sydney suburb of Erskenville. Roving the streets of Erskenville, I approached people in the street with a simple request: Recall a time you have cried in public and write the story down on a handkerchief.
Agents of Proximity, created in collaboration with writer Victoria Stead, was a project that saw us operating a local, artist-run travel service, based in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. We created new encounters in the suburb by joining Brunswick residents together to lead each other on tours of their own neighbourhood. The result was an exhibition of photographic/textual works and the launch of the Brunswick Travel Guide, in a coin laundry masquerading as a Travel Agency as part of the 2008 Next Wave Festival. We were also invited to develop work in Yogyakarta, Indonesia as part of The South Project Gathering in 2009.
The Photobooth Project, an art experience that combined performance, installation, public engagement and photography, first appeared at the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival where it won Best Special Event. The booth was a makeshift version of the traditional photo booth and offered participants a photographic souvenir, but with the catch that you had to have your photograph taken together with a stranger. Since 2006, the project has appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Falls Festival and The White Street Project in Frankston.