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“DIVING THE FRAME: in conversation with Suzon Fuks focusing on the moving image, particularly screendance & networked performance”

This was the title of the blog I had during the two and half years (September 2009 – April 2012) of my Australia Counicil for the Arts Fellowship. This period allowed me to explore the frontiers of screendance and networked performance.

#1 Phase revolved around creating three new pieces specifically for the screen which integrates dance footage collected over the last 25 years around the world including some rare Indian dance forms.
#2 Phase involved in-depth research to create a networked performance to occur simultaneously in multiple spaces, using telecommunication to link people and place. This work has been physically generated through audience response and explored issues of flux and connection.

I shared my findings by maintaining this blog, attending international festivals, and presenting outcomes at the Igneous studio, Ausdance Queensland and as artist in residence at the Judith Wright Centre.

Then, I received a Copeland Fellowship (Amherst) and Associate Researcher position at the Women Studies Research Centre (Mount Holyoke) at the Five Colleges in Massachusetts, USA (September 2012- February 2013).

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My creative practice and artistic innovations have been forged since the 80’s.  works overview here. In this time my work has been highly influenced by the many cultures I have lived within, attracting wide national and international interest.  Since relocating to Australia from Europe in 1996, my work has continued to integrate and initiate innovative new approaches to meshing performance, media and technologies and has in turn received new national and international recognition.  The next logical step for me is to now consolidate this practice by weaving together related threads of movement, performance, visual media, and networked technologies that build upon this rich, diverse, and cross-cultural body of work.