Reflections on an Asian Australian practice Over the weekend, I participated in the Lotus Playwriting Workshop, organised by Playwriting Australia in partnership with Performance 4a. The initiative is a fantastic one, and I’m looking forward to what this experience brings for the participants, as well as for the theatre ecology. There were many things to… Continue reading
Finding my feet; one in front of the other I’ll be honest. The routine fell by the wayside. In an utter lack of discipline, I missed a couple of days, which led to many days, which led to a semi-meltdown. I don’t know which came first - but by the time I caught myself in… Continue reading
Finding a Process "Art resides in the quality of doing; process is not magic." - Charles Eames In the lead up towards the Shortfuse Residency at Metro Arts for Saltwater, I have decided to invest in my own time - full-time - towards a generative and writing process. I’ve often wondered - musicians have instruments… Continue reading
You are invited to be a part of the next phase of City Shrines: Paper Pinwheel Project. It was something that I had started since late 2011, and I may have shared the ideas with some of you.I started working on this project at SEED festival, making 289 paper pinwheels over a weekend exhibition, having… Continue reading
2 days in, and already I feel like I’ve been in Brisbane for a while now. In fact, there’s a familiarity to this city, as if I’ve lived here before. But I’ve only actually been here once, for three weeks. I am staying at a friend’s place in West End. And so, commuting to the… Continue reading The Bridge as a Threshold
artsparticipationincubator: image by Sarah Walker Dan Koop Artist (www.dankoop.net) Producer, ENCOUNTER(S) presented by Theatre Works, St Kilda (www.encounters.org.au) 1.What started your interest in arts participation? I am an Artist,… Dan Koop: Interview with Deakin's Arts Participation Incubator
a little more than a week has passed since i arrived in singapore for the singapore<>brisbane exchange. at the end of the first week, i found myself feeling angry, irritable, and frustrated. i knew i was getting swept back in to this city, and its quirks - the quirks that have had its effects so… Continue reading a blog post i couldn’t really write
definitely looking at food for the singapore<>brisbane exchange project.
I cannot begin to express what a surreal experience this has been so far. 5 days in, tomorrow, we speak at a panel discussion at LASALLE College of the Arts. Follow the thoughts, leave comments. Join in the discussion, provoke our reflections.
Not long now. On Sunday, I arrive in Singapore. This time, as a visiting artist on a project. It’s a big step, I must admit. That I got selected through !Metro Arts in Brisbane. That since Melbourne in 2010, my practice has formulated and changed, and is something that never quite existed in Singapore for me… Continue reading SingaporeBrisbane Exchange