ALL I EVER AM - Electronic Visual Theatre
Coming to The Rechabite Friday May 7 this exciting new work blends performance, installation and visual art practice to explore the flows of information that have made data the most valuable resource in the world; one that identifies, connects and defines us, while being simultaneously harvested, stored and distributed around the world. Created by the talented duo of Mark Haslam and James Luscombe, All I Ever Am explores notions of personal identity, social cohesion and global corporate behaviour in the digital age, responding to both the extraordinary impact of information technology and the exponential rise in data itself being generated. Read on to learn a bit more about the two talents behind this exciting project.
CONCEPT / VISUAL DESIGN / PERFORMANCE
Mark's practice is a hybrid of technical production, design, direction and performance, with a particular focus upon raw performance styles, integration of new media and inter-arts practice. He established kdmindustres in 2009 as a vehicle for cross-art form collaborations and has created three works for the company: project:ALICE, CONCRETE:heartbeat, and PRVCY. Prior to this he directed a number of premieres of new Australian and international work from playwrights such as Martin Crimp, Gary Owen and Stephen Sewell.
He has worked with many leading Australian and international contemporary arts companies and practitioners across performance, dance, music and visual arts practice. He has built major projects with Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Marregeku, Branch Nebula, erth Visual and Physical, Stalker Theatre, Force Majeure, Legs on the Wall, Belvoir St and Sydney Theatre Company as well as unique festival performances with artists such as Wesley Enoch, Nigel Jamieson and Shaun Gladwell. He has taught at WAAPA, University of Notre Dame and lectured in Dramaturgy and Production at the University of Wollongong for 6 years, directing a number of faculty productions during this time. Aside from his performance design, has lit some of the worlds top DJs (Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Sasha) and fashion houses (Alexander MacQueen; Gucci).
SONIC COMPOSITION / PERFORMER
James is a sound engineer and designer, specialising in live mixing, live performance programming and composition for dance and theatre with a passion for reproducing live performances as technically accurate as possible every show whilst retaining energy and spontaneity from the artist.
Spending a majority of his time living out of a suitcase, he has toured the world with various bands such as: The Cat Empire, RÜFÜS Du Sol, Golden Features, Gang of Youths, Vera Blue & San Cisco, performing various roles such as Tour & Production Manager, Monitor Engineer, Playback Tech & Programmer and Backline / Guitar Tech.
James has worked with companies that include Black Swan Theatre Company, Barking Gecko Theatre Co, Perth Theatre Company, Maxima, Steps Dance Co and Performing Lines. His theatre production with Barking Gecko Theatre Co My Robot was nominated for ‘Best Music’ in the 2017 Performing Arts WA Awards.
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Fri 7 May | The Rechabite Hall | 7pm