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Monday, November 30, 2015

The very first open rehearsal took place in a location not used again for the remainder of the project. Shoes were removed, and visitors climbed a staircase to enter into a warm, enclosed space that seemed to exist quite apart from the rest of the building. Unsure how I would react to the performers’ nudity, I quickly found myself totally at ease, drawn towards the carpet, compelled to be on the same level as those around me.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

We sat against a wall in Track 8 of Carriageworks. Naked bodies were amassed in the centre, writhing, slithering. They were already there when we entered. Then they broke apart, Read More

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Temporary Title 2015: The emergence of the human through acts of speech.  Read More

Sunday, November 22, 2015

We are sifting through my modes of perception  Read More

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I attended the Open Rehearsal for Xavier Le Roy’s Temporary Title yesterday afternoon at Carriageworks.  Read More

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I was fortunate enough to attend the open rehearsals of Temporary Title, 2015 last Thursday and see the creative process of Xavier Le Roy. There was an instant connection to his work as I was captivated by its sheer visual beauty. The exhibition space was transformed into a moving sculpture of translucent flesh. The performers’ graceful bodies remodeled their size and shape as they travelled their journey solo, in pairs or as a pride. My initial reaction to the work was the same as when I’m entrenched in the natural world, something that is vital for our own internal rhythm as human beings.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

During a conversation in yesterday’s preview, a visitor asked me how have I grown from this process...
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Monday, November 16, 2015

I went alone to the second open rehearsal.

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015

Questions on approach to the rehearsal:

What is the world they have prepared for us? Who are 'we'?  Read More

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

When I read through my scribbled notes from June, from when I was taking part in Xavier and Scarlet’s development workshop in Venice for Title in Process, 2015  up until now, as we are developing the work in Sydney, I encounter questions that I continue to ask myself – not to find their answers, but to ask questions as a continuous mode of production: Read More

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I'm grateful that the process of this work seems to be liberating me to think. It's like a machine for allowing. (allowing thought and events to appear). Read More

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My cat Miko died today. My little lioness. Dad took her to the vet and had to make the call. Read More

Monday, November 09, 2015

The audience is barefoot. Already, being shoeless implies entering a private space, a shared zone. Like somebody’s living room.  Read More

Friday, November 06, 2015

I am guided to enter the space without shoes and intuit my coordinates of inertia. My feet find a point quite central to the space and I sit on the floor. I wish to be close to the lions. Read More

Friday, November 06, 2015

A + A

Today is first open rehearsal. About 30 people come. One of them is a child. For the purposes of this report I'll call him A.

The score is an hour and a half. We each have a shift. Mine: first 30 minutes be a visitor, last hour be in the score. So, I watch A. secretly, from the edges of the black carpet. I wonder, how is he experiencing the nakedness?  Read More

Thursday, November 05, 2015


Rehearsal Day 6, 7

I loved getting a first impression of the exhibition - the bodies keep rearranging themselves at different speeds and in different groupings and positions so that you are constantly taken by surprise at where and in what kind of state and grouping they are. 

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Day one of week two. But last week was only a half week. This week is 6 days, last week was four. Each week separated by a one day weekend. Anyway. I've read back over it and I promise the next bit is better.  Read More

Monday, November 02, 2015
Monday, November 02, 2015

On 29 October, 2015, 18 Australian performers came together for the first time to begin rehearsals for Project 31 Temporary Title, 2015 with Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu at Carriageworks. One of the Australian performers, Matthew Day, reflects on his experiences. Read More