Yeah, I’m sure that is what you have all been asking. I must be one of the worst bloggers on the planet. I always think about it and tell myself that I must do it, but then life and creating get in the way and I forget.
So what have I been doing?
|Still from video made for Falling|
Firstly, I did an art collaboration called Falling with Australian sculpture Annee Miron, Finnish chorographer Favela Vera Ortiz and Finnish dancer Sanne From.
I haven’t made any video art before. I’ve made plenty of experimental films in my early filmmaking days so there were elements of getting back to my roots, but I’m not sure about this art thing. It seems a lot harder to make a living from it and I think you need to be even more dedicated to do art here in Australia than you do filmmaking.
|Still from the film version of the dance Myoclonic.|
Also, I had a chance to shoot some more footage for Doing it Her Way.
All of Australia’s feminist pornographers got together for Porno Camp. It was a great weekend of skill sharing and networking. I finally got to meet and interview the political Zahra Stardust, and the very reclusive Ms Naughty. As well as shoot some observational footage of the weekend.
|On the set of "New Tricks" shooting "Doing it Her Way."|
I also got to meet Morgana Muse, who won first prize at the Joy awards last year. I’m hoping to do an interview with her in the near future. She generously let me shoot behind the scenes on her new film “New Tricks” which was great and made me miss making erotic films, but hopefully we will be collaborating on a project in the near future!
Finally, this Saturday 1st June at 11am “Making it Handmade” will be playing at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery. I’ll be there for chats and craft afterwards, so if you are anywhere near come and say Hello!