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Rebecca Conroy

Vitalstatistix spoke with artist Rebecca Conroy about her interests in economics, labour and artist-led study of these topics, along with her new work Iron Lady, in development with Vitalstatistix and Performance & Art Development Agency.  Rebecca Conroy is an interdisciplinary…

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“WE THINK WE’LL BE THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR A WHILE”

At the beginning of September, Vitalstatistix presented Adhocracy, our national arts hothouse. Adhocracy featured nine project and around forty artists, all developing new experimental and multidisciplinary artworks. You can read about why Adhocracy (and the artists it supports) are important…

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SJ Norman and Meg Wilson

Vitalstatistix spoke with artists SJ Norman and Meg Wilson about their multidisciplinary practices, the queering of feminism, and their upcoming projects for Adhocracy 2017. SJ Norman is a multidisciplinary artist and writer.  Their work traverses performance, installation, sculpture, text, video and…

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Cat Hope and Jason Sweeney

Vitals spoke with sound artists and composers Cat Hope and Jason Sweeney, about their extensive experimental music practices and their current works in development with Vitalstatisix. Cat Hope is a composer, sound artist, performer, songwriter and noise artist. She is…

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Nicola Gunn and Steve Mayhew

Vitalstatistix spoke with artists Nicola Gunn and Steve Mayhew about their thoughts on theatre making and collaboration, other obsessions, and their current projects with Vitalstatistix. Nicola Gunn makes contemporary performance that combines text, choreography and visual art in a self-generated…

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Rebecca Meston and Mish Grigor

Vitalstatistix spoke with artists Mish Grigor and Rebecca Meston about feminism, new writing for performance, the value of residencies and their relationship to Vitalstatistix. Rebecca Meston is a South Australian-based writer and theatre-maker. Her work has a particular focus on…

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Larissa McGowan and Chris Scherer

Vitalstatistix spoke with artists Chris Scherer and Larissa McGowan who are both developing solo dance works through a partnership between Vitalstatistix and Performance & Art Development Agency (PADA). Chris is a South Australian-born cross-disciplinary artist and performer currently working between…

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Emma Beech and Ashton Malcolm

Vitalstatistix spoke to artists Emma Beech and Ashton Malcolm about what they hope to get out of their yearlong residencies with Vitals this year. Both Emma and Ashton are Adelaide-based theatre makers and actors who have a continuing relationship with the…

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Atlanta Eke and Erin Fowler

Vitalstatistix spoke to dance artists Atlanta Eke and Erin Fowler about the changing face of local and national dance practice. Atlanta is a Melbourne-based choreographer and dancer who is developing her new work I CON with Vitalstatistix in November. Erin is…

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Emma Beech and Steve Mayhew

Vitalstatistix spoke with performance-maker and conversationalist Emma Beech and curator, producer and director/dramaturge Steve Mayhew, who is also Creative Producer at Country Arts SA. Vitalstatistix and Country Arts SA will premiere Emma’s new work Life is Short and Long, in…

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Lz Dunn and Alysha Herrmann

Vitalstatistix spoke with Melbourne-based artist Lz Dunn, whose work Aeon features as this year’s Adhocracy residency project, and South Australian artist and creative producer Alysha Herrmann who will be participating in the Aeon residency. V: Could you each tell us…

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Jason Sweeney and Sasha Grbich

Vitalstatistix spoke with Adelaide-based independent artists Sasha Grbich and Jason Sweeney. Sasha is a visual artist, writer and lecturer; Jason is a singer-songwriter, composer and multidisciplinary artist. Both have long-term associations with Vitalstatistix and each is involved in our five-year…

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Jennifer Greer Holmes and Hilary Kleinig

Vitalstatistix spoke with Hilary Kleinig from Zephyr Quartet and Jennifer Greer Holmes, independent creative producer and ZQ’s manager, about contemporary and experimental music, their focus on collaboration and how they are feeling about the future of Australian arts three weeks…

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Paul Gazzola and Willoh S.Weiland

Vitalstatistix spoke with Paul Gazzola, Adhocracy co-curator and Artistic Director of OSCA - Open Space Contemporary Arts (South Australia); and Willoh S.Weiland, Artistic Director of Aphids (Victoria) and co-creator of Crawl Me Blood, a new work in development with Vitalstatistix.…

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Emma Valente and Meg Wilson

Vitalstatistix spoke with Emma Valente, co-Artistic Director of Victorian-based theatre company THE RABBLE, and South Australian-based visual artist and theatre designer Meg Wilson, who has joined THE RABBLE as lead artist intern in 2016. V: Emma, tell us about THE…

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Vital Conversations

Welcome to Vitalstatistix’s new blog. On the first Friday of each month, we will be publishing a new conversation with artists who we work with. The articles will pair together artists whose practices overlap in some way – from tangible collaborations,…