Holesp@ce Melbourne Fringe Festival NEW website review by Jeanette Russell
Thank you for the opportunity to review various parts of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. It seems much of the representation, lineup and shows, as well as virtual experiments were held online, because of circumstances this year.
It felt safe and comfortable to view and participate virtually. What a different time altogether. I believe that all creators, artists staff etc have done a stellar job. This year provided various challenges but it seems all were well and truly up to the task.
Holesp@ce incorporated an artist collective called STRANGEkit . It was directed by Celina Mack and Savanna Wegman. They have been a part and are supported by MUST ( Monash Uni Student Theatre. In these unprecedented times they have collaborated with a group, to create a digital online presence, showcasing the arts of fellow members. They have strived to be " evolving our performance work with digital spaces offerings to be accessed online during this time."
Frames was a Youtube video . Apparently adapting to the new world, the video explores a new frame of mind, and reference.
Frames began with a loud audio containing space like sounds. A variety of people, objects, grasses, plants, faces and a hand, just to name a few entities that were framed.Visual representations of a clock, a house are other objects that are represented through the frame, also came to light. . Quite immersive at times and engaging.
Some very cleverly worked pictures, visions and electric audio were shown, and heard. An experience, that was distracting, absorbing, and unique. I believe the art and work of the MUST, is really worth a look, for content that is entertaining, with a difference.
THE MADGITIANS SHOW website review by Marina Sklyar
Lets be honest, we all like magic shows. The magician always keeps its audience guessing how doe he do it, even adults.
There are some magical sets require years of practice, that is something that can be done by someone special and extra talented.
Alex, has really crazy super powers, he can do just about anything, swallow needles, be able to know what we are thinking, make words with fire I bet list goes on , and on.
This takes years of practise ,to know what in your mind, its seems impossible for him to know, but he does. My favourite trick is how Alex were able to make money out of piece of paper, I need to learn that trick, will you teach me?