‘Circles of Fire’ has commenced production
John A Douglas was recently awarded an Australia Council grant for the production of the new work ‘Circles of Fire’ for exhibition and live performances over the next two years. Funding has enabled the work to go into full production (January 2016) in collaboration and partnership with the following artists:
- Sue Healey movement and choreography
- Bec Dean curator and co-producer
- Justin Ashworth soundtrack musician and composer
- Nadège Desgenétez glass sculptural pieces in partnership with the School of Art at ANU Canberra.
- Michel Elliot costume production
- Yiorgos Zafiriou video performance, costume design, makeup, and production
- Celeste Aldahn video performance
- Alejandro Rolandi from Strings Attached LED costume production and rigger
- Dara Gill director of photography – studio
- Allan Giddy electrical engineering and kinetic sculpture in partnership with UNSW.
- Melanie Ryan Management and production assistance.
Residency at Symbiotica
Douglas has also returned to continue a residency at Symbiotica , UWA in Perth to continue research and hands on laboratory work to isolate and document with time lapse hi res microscopy his own T-Cells and has also formed an exciting new collaboration with world leading mycologist Dr Yit Heeng Chooi to cultivate the natural form of the immuno-supressant drug Cyclosporine.
‘The Patient’ Pozzible Campaign
Bec Dean is currently seeking additional funding for the touring exhibition program ‘The Patient’ through a Pozzible Campaign This important landmark exhibition, the first of its kind in Australia, will feature a survey of artists working with the medicalised body, bioart, illness and death. A two channel video titled ‘Circles of Fire – Vers I’ will premiere at the inaugural exhibition in June 2016 at Galleries UNSW along with a selection of works from previous projects Body Fluid and Visceral Garden.