Solo, collaborative, site specific or in a traditional setting I have trained, placed, thrown and revealed my performance work in a variety of environments.
Little did I forsee that an invite from the Ghosts of Nothing, to create a 3 minute site specific performance as part of their Johnny B. Goode "World Tour", would lead to an exhibition with the Contemporary Art Tasmania gallery as part of their Mofo 2018 program.
The works include:
The Mirror, Black Butterflies and Suicide
Also know as NRWPA or PRAWN, the National Regular Weekend Protestor Association was formed by LPG (collaborators Laura Purcell and Paul Gazzola) to question current local and national laws in place, and being placed, to deter everyday people from protesting.
I live on a vineyard. Yep, its tough. The property provides so many creative opportunities to play with light, space and organic materials. Life is art.
An ongoing development of works to explore, inform and question captivity. How does one find empowerment in captive situations.
Ms Rhonda Voo arrived to Tasmania in 2010 with big ideas and big hair. Although not a fan of being called Laura Purcell's alter ego, rather her benefactor and ambitious leader, Rhonda has delivered her joie de vivre to art exhibition openings, curating her own shows, entertaining the masses with her passion for reciting poetry and bringing sophistication to everyday festivals.
During my seven years with Terrapin Puppet Theatre as performer and puppeteer (2004-2010) I toured family friendly shows locally to schools across Tasmania, performed in festivals nationally and internationally and co-devised works with Frank Newman, Annie Forbes and Tim Denton and resident puppeteer/performers. Best moment? When the school children were fully engaged with the puppet and story with laughter or silence..
I began and completed a Certificate IV in Contemporary Dance when I was in my late 30's. I had dabbled in dance classes in my 20's and my body really didn't want to stop moving. My vision is to combine my theatre performance technique and knowledge with my experiences of contemporary dance and a dash of puppetry.
Self funded, funded and self taught I continually learn new ways to problem solve how to present live or digital performances. A highlight was building my own stop motion animation puppet for film with Puppets in Prague. I definitely recommend this workshop.