Back in the thick of it

 The image promoting "Big Muscles, Sad Heart", a gig i'm performing in next week. 

The image promoting "Big Muscles, Sad Heart", a gig i'm performing in next week. 

As my life as a publisher has just about sorted itself out, I'm taking gigs and building work!

The first one is next week - http://www.andrewbattrawden.com.au/more-events/2018/3/21/big-muscles-sad-heart - I'm making a short work, 5-6 mins (pending on how we go on the night!) using some of the tech bits and pieces that Ben and I have been making over the last few years, and the skills I've learnt with Dean and my other mentors/teachers in performance art. I'm really looking forward to it.

Another date to keep in your diary is Friday 4th of May when I'll be performing a 20-25 minute set at the old Heffron Hall (now run by Brand X and called East Sydney Community and Arts Centre) in a series directed/curated by Jaimie Leonarder of underground arts practice. For that gig I'll be working with Ben again, and hopefully Dean, to make something that draws from what we've done in the past and extends our collaboration further. The initial idea is to get audience surrounding us, with us in the centre, performing, and the proximity of our bodies to the audience triggers certain sound effects that use the audiences' phones as the PA - the ULTIMATE suround sound, as it were, as, even with only 60 audience (maybe more?), that's 120 channels, controlled algorithmically, rather than through fixed media.

Can't wait.

There's another couple of gigs in the pipeline but they're yet to be confirmed, when they are, I'll let you know.