DanceLive 2023 - Dwell: landscape in the figure has been selected for the Digital Dance Films Screenings of the 18th annual celebration of Dance programmed by Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen.
Live Excerpt and Welcome - 20th October at 1pm, in the Aberdeen Art Gallery
Screenings - 20th-22nd October 11am - 4pm, Cowdray Hall; this is an unticketed, looped programme; arrive anytime. > information and program
This curated selection of films will be played on a loop in Cowdray Hall during the festival. These films were selected to showcase dance in the built, emotional, and natural environments. This screening series brings three vastly different films together, showcasing the depth of human experience and interaction. SKETCHES explores the dancers' interaction with our iconic city and shire; Dancing Along the Borderline allows the audience to journey through the inner-emotional world of the artists; and Dwell: landscape in the figure allows the dancers and audience to embody the natural environments that have been put at risk by humanity. Through our Digital Dance Films Screenings, we ask what it means to exist in these everchanging inner and outer worlds?
The Dancer in the Machine - an article co-authored with Simon Biggs and Mark McDonnell, which includes a discussion of Double Agent, has just been published in Digital Culture & Society (DCS), Vol 8, Issue 2/2022 - Algorithmic Art, edited by Mathias Fuchs and Karin Wenz.
Dance.Focus 2023 - Sue Hawksley and Cynthia Schwertsik are recipient artists of this commission from DanceHub SA, with Caspar Hawksley on camera & sound, to produce a short dance film which will premiere in September 2023, and be screened at the inaugural Trilogy Dance Film Festival, Adelaide, October 2023.
The other awardees are Kate Burgess (SA) and Gabriel Sinclair (ACT). Dance.Focus is a dance film initiative by Dance Hub SA in partnership with Ausdance ACT & supported by Ausdance SA and Alchemy Dance Collective.
Subject Object Reset - Dwell: landscape in the figure will be screened alongside this exhibition of photography by Richard Hodges and ceramics by Simon Coote.
Cadell Street Studio, 3 Cadell Street, Goolwa, SA.
Exhibition - 5th-27th August 2023. Sat-Sun 10am-5pm.
Solastalgia: loss and return - group exhibition which includes Dwell: landscape in the figure, and a new work, re:cover-y, a collaborative work by Sue Hawksley, visual artist Cynthia Schwertsik and photographer Sam Oster.
Coral Street Art Space, 10 Coral Street, Victor Harbor, SA
Exhibition - 5th-26th August 2023. Wed-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 10am-2pm.
International Dance and Somatic Practices Conference - Sue will be presenting Dwell: landscape in the figure at this international conference, Coventry University (UK) July 14th - 16th 2023.
3rd International Ecoperformance Film Festival - Dwell: landscape in the figure has been selected for screening as part of this international festival organised by Taanteatro Companhia.
Cine Satyros Bijou, São Paulo, Brazil and online in the ECO[PO]ETHICS V program. 6pm Brazilian time, Saturday June 3rd 2023. > information & program
FlorenceDanceOnScreen - Dwell: landscape in the figure has been selected for screening at the FlorenceDanceOnScreen Festival, an International Dance Video Contest held in conjunction with OnStage Dance Festival. Teatro Tuscanyhall, Firenze. May 7th, 2023.
X - Sue will be performing in an improvised performance event, live-streamed from Dance Hub SA as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. 4pm ACST, Sunday February 19th 2023.
► X - livestream & video
Dwell: landscape in the figure - TRAILER
Evocation - August 2022 - vey excited to be joining choreographer Sarah Neville again in the DanceHub studio to start R&D for this new AR dancework, which "aims to engage audiences with a deeply connected exploration of the natural links between human mind, body and the ecosystems within which we live". https://www.sarahneville.com/
Glasshouse: A Dance for Virtual Reality: Glasshouse - A three part virtual reality experience for Oculus Quest 2. Presentation of Sarah Neville's VR dancework at SIGGRAPH '22, Immersive Pavilion - University of Vancouver. > Conference proceedings
Quadrat - work-in-progress; a collaboration with Glasgow-based dance artist Freya Jeffs. We are both undertaking a weekly observation practice in a 2 x 2 metre square - Freya in her Glasgow garden, Sue in her Adelaide Hills bushland - taking notes and making movement responses which we will exchange and develop over the year.
X - Sue will be performing in this livestreamed improvised performance event at Dance Hub SA on Sunday 20th February; choreographers Amanda Phillips, Cathy Adamek, Lina Limosani, Peter Sheedy and Tammy Arjona. SORRY: THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC :(
January 2022 - Dwell: landscape in the figure - following the site visits and recording sessions we made in 2021, we're now very excited to be embarking on the editing stages of this project to make a dance-film focused on threatened ecological communities in South Australia.
Landscape in the figure: cultivating presence as nature - an article by Sue Hawksley, which includes a discussion about the DWELL project, has just been published online in the Brazilian journal Conceição | Conception, Vol. 10 special issue: Anthropo-scenes: performing arts, ecology, and diversity of ways of life.
Glasshouse - looking forward to the public opening of Sarah Neville's new VR work, I've had a fabulous time working on this project. DanceHub SA, November 23rd and 24th 6pm.
Dwell: landscape in the figure - very excited to be starting creative R&D.
Follow our progress on the DWELL PROJECT BLOG.
Funding announcement July 2021 - Dwell: landscape in the figure has received funding support from The Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund Project grants, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.
This project is to make a screen-dance work focusing on threatened ecological communities in South Australia, which will be premiered at Signal Point gallery, Goolwa in August 2022. The creative team comprises Sue Hawksley (choreographer, dancer), Richard Hodges (photographer/visual artist), Tammy Arjona & Billie Cook (dance artists) and Jesse Budel (composer/sound artist).
June 2021 - Glasshouse - Sarah Neville has started developing choreographic material with dance artists Sue Hawksley, Tanya Voges and Jazz Hriskin; we're currently working in the studio at DanceHub in Adelaide and we'll be in the Creative Computing studio at UniSA for the first mo-cap session next week :)
June 2021 - Glasshouse - Sue is excited to be working as dancer and consultant on a new 3D choreographic dance work for VR by dance artist Sarah Neville. Glass House will be developed in collaboration with Flinders University, AC Arts Dance and Uni SA. R&D commences March 2021, public opening November 2021 at DanceHub SA.
Tactics of interfacing: encoding affect in art and technology. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. - a new book by Ksenia Fedorova in which she discusses Bodytext.
From the Inside [Tokuremoar] - Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa. Group exhibition of artworks responding to Tokuremoar, an ancient remnant Tea-tree reserve on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsular.
Exhibition: 31st October - 6th December 2020 10am-4pm. Performance: Saturday 7th November 6-7pm.
► excerpts from performance at Signal Point Gallery
Open Your World - Check out Sue in her running gear with Billie the dog, in this video for the launch of Wellbeing SA, a new South Australian initiative campaigning for health & wellbeing, May 2020.
► Open Your World
Back in Babies' Arms - the video is now up on Vimeo. A dancefilm from the 2018 SALA show mad for more, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide. Directed by Bille Cook, film by Trina Lucas (Budaya films), dancers - Cinzia Schincariol, Felecia Hick, Rachel Leithart, Tammy Arjona and Sue Hawksley.
► Back in Babies Arms
The Creative Reflective Practitioner. Routledge - Sue is delighted and honoured to have an interview with her be included in this great new book by Linda Candy, released December 16th 2019.
Reasons to Stand on One Leg (research study) - Sue will be performing alongside visual artist Cynthia Schwertsik at the SUE Foreshore festival, Port Noarlunga, Sunday 20th October 2019 12pm-4pm.
This on-pavement research study will attempt to measure the potential reduction of our global footprint resulting from standing on one leg; a playful audience engagement work aimed at provoking serious thought.
Reasons to Stand on One Leg - Sue will be performing her solo work-in-progress as part of Australian Dance Theatre's Rough Draft choreographic season. The program will also feature works in development by Yasmine Amber, Motus Collective, Tobiah Booth Remmers (performed by the ADT Youth Ensemble), Tiarna Linke as well as a film by Chris Dyke and a discussion by Françoise Piron & Zoë Dunwoodie. The evening will also include an excerpt of ADT's latest work-in-development, Supernature.
Friday 12 July, 8pm. The Odeon, 57A Queen Street, Norwood 5067
From the Inside [Tokuremoar] - Sue will be performing with Tammy Arjona for the opening of a group exhibition of works responding to Tokuremoar, an ancient remnant Tea-tree reserve on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsular. At praxis ARTSPACE 16th May - 14th June 2019; performances May 16th and 30th 6pm.
✐ Review in Artlink Magazine
Digital Uncanny - a new book by Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli in which she discusses Crosstalk, Bodytext and Blowup. Published 2019 by Oxford University Press.
ISCMA 2019: Art Machines - International Symposium on Computational Media Art, City University of Hong Kong. Presentation of Dancer in the Machine, a joint-authored paper by Simon Biggs, Sue Hawksley, Samya Bagchi and Mark D. McDonnell, exploring some of the processes and research insights involved in creating Double Agent.
Double Agent - an interactive installation work by visual artist Simon Biggs. Sue Hawksley and Tammy Arjona collaborated on choreography and performance for MOD.IFY, the inaugural exhibition at the Museum of Discovery, University of South Australia, North Terrace, adjacent Morphett Street Bridge, Adelaide. Until October 2018.
Back in Babies' Arms - Sue performs in a short film and photographic exhibition by dance artist Billie Cook, in the SALA group show mad for more. Light Square Gallery, 39 Light Square, Adelaide College for the Arts. Until 30th August 2018
Panpapanpalya 2018: Sue will be presenting at the joint dance congress of WDA & DaCi (World Dance Alliance & Dance and the Child International) to be held in Adelaide July 8th-13th 2018.