Hydra Poesis is currently in creative stasis—not dead, but resting incredibly deeply. Ideas are being pursued in other spaces, forms and collaborations. Expect this sleeping body to awaken, on or around March 6, 2019.
We said goodbye to our home for 10 years. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts Studios was a hub for independent arts practice and experimentation and Hydra Poesis was a founding resident company throughout its journey. Our massive thanks to pvi collective for their work leading the building and to all the peers who made it fantastically unwieldy, esoteric, generous and regularly febrile in its productive energies.
Sam Fox, Allison Wyper and Terrance Houle’s collaborative work and creative methodology Sibling Rivers is featured in this years Emergency Index: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol 4.
Emergency Index can be ordered here: http://www.uglyducklingpresse.org/catalog/browse/item/?pubID=512
Massive thanks to Allison for collating documentation and writing together.
Dual screen video work by Sam Fox as part of Miik Green’s collaborative exchange work for ‘POET BLOOD / ARTIST SWEAT’: featuring Storm Helmore, Robert Bell, Niharika Senapati and Harrison Elliot.
Improvised Meteor is a 4 faced stage, a performance of watching, an altar of cinema. The work is driven by a video score invisible to the work’s recording lens.
The Problem of Sangfroid* in the Age of Capitalist Decline and Global Warming as Expressed Through a Contemporary Remix of The Musical ‘West Side Story’ that Draws a Direct Link between the Quintessential Nature of American ‘Cool’ with the Melting of Ice Caps and Ecological Breakdown all of which Connects and Comes Together via the Iconic Portrayal of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as The-Coolest-Man-On-Earth that in turn References His Juvenile and Violently Nonchalant Denial of Climate Change.
Sete is a contemporary dance artist, leading community arts practitioner and puissant aikidoka*
As an artist and teacher, Sete has been a major influence for a number of us here at Hydra Poesis. He has been part of the Prompter online chorus team since 2011 and this year we’ve worked together on Dance Journalism and The Problem of Sangfroid… **.
Martin is an Australian dancer/artist/choreographer based in Berlin. In 2010 Martin worked intensively with Hydra to create Personal Political Physical Challenge with choreographic collaborators Rachel Arianne Ogle and Sam Fox. It was bitter that he couldn’t bring the work back to his home town of Melbourne with us this year because he was performing in Tino Sehgal’s performance that takes place almost entirely in darkness… (video) at Documenta XIII.
Allison is an online performance collaborator on Hydra’s Prompter project. She makes political performance works from Los Angeles in the state of California, USA. You can find her online here, and read an in-depth article of her militantly uncompromising one-to-one performance work Witness here. For our work together Allison has spent many hours responding to teleprompter scores streaming across her screen from a server in Perth and she has made incredible body art disaster artworks and staged one person media galas inside her bedroom.