Shammgods - Support Material 

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'Bounce' - Image by Jacelyn Kee
'Bounce' - Image by Jacelyn Kee

Bounce was selected for the Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, Chicago, 2014. This involved a repeated action of running into a wall of sticky tape repeatedly for 1 hour at a main intersection in Chicago's Wicker Park. The piece was a violent and absurd meditation on notions of achievement and progress.

'Bounce' - Image by Lovis Osternik
'Bounce' - Image by Lovis Osternik

'Bounce' was first developed and presented at the Watermill International Summer Program 2013 and Robert Wilson included it in his top 5 performances for that year, alongside work by Romeo Castelluci and Heiner Goebbels.

Solo Piece (from Whelping Box)
Solo Piece (from Whelping Box)

At the 2013 Watermill Summer Program, I presented a 2 hour solo performance of a piece of material from Whelping Box. This was a repeated action of running and launching at full speed in the direction of the viewer restrained by a harness. The piece was an experiment in taking a task from Whelping Box and placing it in an installation context.

'Rave On' - Image by Salote Tawale
'Rave On' - Image by Salote Tawale

'Rave On' (performed at Alaska Projects as part of Restaging Restaging 2014) was a 20 minute exercise in energy transference from a performer to the audience. Given the setting of a carpark, with a seated audience and with the help of by partner and son, the task was to create a heightened 'energy' using repetitive dancing, rave music, everyday household objects (a heater, groceries, our family car), and audience participation.

Running Up A Skyscraper
Running Up A Skyscraper

Running Up A Skyscraper (performed for Site Is Set Festival, Melbourne 2015) saw me running up 89 floors while the audience waited in a bar at the top of Eureka Tower, enjoying the view, champagne and canapes. On arrival at the top, my task was to present a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation on 'Skyscrapers'. The work explored ideas of individualism and capitalism.

Running Up A Skyscraper
Running Up A Skyscraper

Running Up A Skyscraper (performed for Site Is Set Festival, Melbourne 2015). See image 5 for more details.