ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Searchers is an improvised physical event that questions 'environment' by exploring methods of interacting with surroundings. Donning full camouflage outfits, the two performers move throughout NewActon, at each location setting up a square of space with four traffic cones. A series of improvisational tasks will be undertaken within their boundaries. These tasks play with the connection between land and the self. The resulting movement will be directed as an attempt to search for a sense of physical and mental understanding of the landscape we are temporarily within. How can we utilise what we have already been given to further our understanding? The Searchers is an ongoing attempt to access a sense of questioning and ascension, with a primary goal of integrating ourselves into the environment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nasim Patel was raised on Ngunnawal land in Canberra. Beginning his artistic experience at QL2 Centre for Youth Dance, he is in his third year of a Bachelor of the Fine Arts in Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts. There he has performed in works by artists such as Phoebe Robinson, Natalie Abbott, Anna Smith, and Rachael Wisby. In 2017, Nasim co-created and performed 'Pleased to Meetcha' as a member of The Right Brothers at Art, Not Apart Festival alongside musician Hanif Patel. Nasim is attempting to treat dance as an element in larger contemporary performance practice. They are interested in the interaction between performer and audience, and examining where a performance takes place in time and space, and how it fits in to the larger society.
Patrick Keogh Walker is a queer artist born and raised on Whadjuk Noongah land in Fremantle, WA. A rambunctious raisin who is prone to occasionally changing their name. Patrick is in his third year of studying dance at the Victorian College of the Arts, and has performed in works by choreographers Phoebe Robinson, Oliver Savariego, Dr. Sandra Parker, and Anna Smith. Patrick has presented work in QL2 Dance’s 2016 and 2017 On Course seasons, in the 2017 VCA Dance Student Works season, and in the Blue Room Theatre’s 2017 ‘600 Seconds’ season in Perth's Fringe World Festival.
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