LIVE PROJECTS SOLO AUDIOVISUAL


Natasha Anderson

 

 
 PROJECTS


 Your Eventual Yesses
 

 Maculae
 

 Latex Screens
 

 Pulse/Glance
 

   



Your eventual yesses

2012

 

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Natasha Anderson


Natasha Anderson

 

Maculae

2007 


Maculae is a live, solo, audiovisual work; an integrated, gestural performance of electroacoustic music and processed video fragments. Just as the sounds and gestures engender and frame the images, so too is the creation of the music itself framed. Fragmentary vanishing bodies, gestures momentarily lit, glimpses through doorways: all residue of these fall back into darkness. Precise, sometimes violent, sometimes caressing - the sounds shift rapidly from the bodily to the electronic to somewhere unlocatable inbetween. This is a splintering, precipitate decomposition of an essential self.

Maculae owes a debt to Thierry Kuntzel’s video works, of which Raymond Bellour has written, ‘the image takes shape while vanishing under the influence of desire and fear’. It reflects, also, an engagement with the framing tradition of artists such as Hannah Wilke and the Coutess di Castiglione.


Performances
France: Musique Action Festival May 2007
Melbourne: JOLT August 2007
Recorded live by the ABC 2007 | Broadcast 2008

Reviews
The Age
Realtime


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Latex Screens

Latex Screens

Latex Screens

Latex Screens

2004 


Handmade latex screens with back-projected video. The video is made from digitally processed stills of the latex screens. Slowly, strangely, the screens morph to the live soundtrack.

Performances

Brisbane: OtherFilm Festival (OFF), 2006
Melbourne: Trades Hall, July 2005


Realtime June 2006
"This expansion of cinematic ideal form is, alongside the reevaluation of sound-image relationships, one of the principal concerns of the festival. Natasha Anderson back-projects her organically fluid animations of tumescent grotesquerie onto home-made latex screens, performing the live soundtrack on processed voice and contrabass recorder. As an essay in abjection, it’s a compellingly lateral use of digital imaging technology."
Jim Knox

Cyclic Defrost January 2006
"Melbourne based contrabass recorder performer Natasha Anderson is known for her work on Anthony Pateras’ Mutant Theatre (Tzadik) and various improvisational performances around Melbourne. If you’ve never seen her Contrabass Recorder, you’re out of luck because you’re not going to here either as the performances on this DVD-R are documentations of live multimedia works. Though you do get to hear its strange high-pitched tones or breathy squeaks alongside garklein, voice and electronics.

The first piece, latex screens clocks in at over eighteen minutes and consists of a single shot of a latex screen (part of which adorns the cover). Light is manipulated on this screen creating some pretty amazing effects of colour depth and movement. It’s all quite strange, particularly when accompanied by Anderson’s incredible range of sonic material, which seems to build almost surreptitiously in density, whistles, shudders and sudden gasps before descending into sparse creaking as the lights go low. Watching it repeatedly it’s difficult to work out exactly how the latex effects work or even how Anderson has approached melding the sonics with the visual, yet somehow it works feeling like the same organism breathing stretching and attempting to move."

Bob Baker Fish


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pulse/glance

2003 



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