Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Telephone Dance

Telephone Dance is a choreography transferred over the phone.
The phone numbers of four choreographers have been put on the wall of the Margaret Lawrence Gallery in Melbourne. Viewers are invited to sms one of the numbers. In turn a choreographer will call them back and during a two minute phone call lead them through a choreography.


By: Jessyka Watson-Galbraith with Bianca Martin, Deborah Robertson and Aimee Smith. Initiated by USERNAME, an independent curatorial collective based in Stockholm and part of the project Deep Inside.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Yan Jun: Stetoschope performance

Performances and interventions in Melbourne

Including Calibi Yau 'viral' texts by Per Huttner and Jean-François Robardet's "pregnant" instructions enacted by Nat Thomas, Kylie Wilknson and Morgan Fayle

more documentation

Tuesday, 22 September 2009


+ Select 5 to 6 smal quicktime videos--!friends/youtube/dvd"------- that include
+Open a video editor program and add the videos into the sequence, overlaying one
in top of the other
+You’ll end up with 6 stereo sound layers layers
+For each videolayer -!cut/crop/loop/erase"- segments of the footage, so that the
video layers can be revealed in one way or another.
+Render audio tracks and export as an mp3/aiff.
+Export a still of the footage as a jpeg.
+Import the sound file to your music player and add the still image as an album cover
+Play in loop mode, LOUD through headphones or speakers as often as you want,
now you your first sound single with artwork ready to go!


Performers have to decide of a place which is going to be a platform for talk, in front of the gallery or not. Performers are wearing fake bellies as if they are pregnant; they make it the way they want.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Atheist Door Knock

Use the Jehovah’s Witness method of door to door visits to convert people to Atheism.

-Dress nice and add a simple name badge
-Partner up (some home owners are dangerous to rationale)
-Knock on ten doors of a street and if someone is home, politely

“Hello. Sorry to disturb you, but we were wondering if you
had some time to discuss the non-existence of any god?”

-If refused entry, please apologize to the Homeowner for time inconvenienced and mention at that at NO TIME was insult offered. Make haste to leave.

The Tangiers meal William S. Burroughs would have had if indeed he felt like eating

a meal for 15-30 with options for meat eaters

1 : yoghurt dip

1 litre of yoghurt
(strained in cloth for 2 hours-not necessary but well worth it)
2 cucumbers finely cut and drained
2 garlic cloves
½ cup of mint
rind of one lemon (adds something else)

mix together and allow 1 hour (minimum) to marinate

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

This is a happening

-performance for two or more bodies, preferably young artist's bodies
-performance for people that want to experience how hard it can be to be a young artist, and how the gallerists can have strange reactions

Instructions for The Stethoscope Project

Project A (amplified version)

technical ride:
2 x modified stethoscope
2 x self made pre-amplifier
2 x balance audio cable (into mixer)
1 x small mixer
2 x audio cable (out from mixer)
2 (or more if needed) x speaker
2 x DV camera
2 x light
2 x chair
2 x video cable
2 x projector + screen (or LCD or anything else)

2 rooms / spaces (one for performance, one for screening)

Accept all invitations...

For a time decided by yourself, and keeping your intentions a secret,
accept all invitations you receive. Say yes to
everything. Follow up all requests, honour all dates and agree to all

In the event of a double booking, honour the original invitation first and
attempt to make the second one just after.
You’ll work it out. No excuses should be tolerated.

The process shouldn’t be documented, and should be a disruption to your
normal state of affairs.

3 Instructions to Make Your Life Useless

1, Name the first fly you meet this week with your friend’s name. Then talk with it.

2, Listen to the sounds on your pillow as if you were listening to a concert while you sleep. Pay your pillow if necessary.

3, Find the best resonance position for a sneeze in your home. Make a small label for it.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Eat the spoon that feeds you

mix your favourite cereal with glucose, honey & cinnamon (optional)
fashion the mix into a spoon
leave it in the fridge overnight
eat your breakfast with your breakfast spoon
eat the spoon 

Saturday, 12 September 2009

A space

The instruction is to invite / instruct eight people to capture what is for them the most characteristic essence of a space.

Two people are asked to represent the space via image.

Two people are asked to describe the space aurally - which, if so desired, can happen in a performative way - of which a sound recording is made available.

Two people are asked to describe the space in written text, the length of which fits on 1 page A4.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Work on your smile.

Work on your smile.

Try out a natural way of whitening your teeth.

Remember one of my nan’s saying about burnt food, ‘oh it’s like charcoal, it’s good for your teeth.’

Take it a step further and think of other dark solid stuff. Go find some coal.

Drive to Hazelwood Power station in the La Trobe Valley, Victoria or your closest coal fired power station, perhaps even a coal mine.

Laoban Speaker Workshop

Laoban Speaker Workshop + Overlap Salon Melbourne – Jon Phillips

Laoban Speaker Workshop is a small hands-on session dedicated to making custom Xiaoban speakers from local materials in Melbourne, combined with Laoban speaker drivers. The emphasis in this event is not just on technology, but on the use of these speakers through “realtime” performance, pre-programmed audio pieces by Yan Jun (China), and throughout The Invisible Generation event for Vision Forum.

The Laoban Speaker Workshop is at the Faculty of the VCA and Music, School of Art Auditorium from noon until 6 PM on Saturday, September 12.

We will be creating custom open speakers using available materials from Creative Commons licensed plans and instructions.
Overlap Salon Melbourne on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Loop, 6-8.30pm 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, (03) 9654 0500

Further information about the Workshop and Salon can be found at or please call the gallery on 9685 9400:



http://rejon.org and http://fabricatorz.com

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Good News

(click on the images to read the text)

re-write this poem for Australia now

re-write this poem for Australia now
   AmericaAllen Ginsberg

America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17, 1956.
I can't stand my own mind.
America when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb
I don't feel good don't bother me.

riot recordings

put a thousand young recorders with riot recordings

into the street that mutter gets louder and louder

You Are The Corrupt

1) All volunteers get on the same carriage of the metro at the same time,
but act as if they
are all independent, and therefore act as if they are
unaware of each other, sitting and standing in different parts
of the same
carriage. They never acknowledge each other, never talk to each other, or
even pay too much attention
to each other.

2) Everyone settles down, and wait 5 to 10 minutes.

Casting without a mould

Mix elements that have a hard but beautiful time with eachother.
Floating tin and water is one example.   
At the edges where the elements meet there will be new worlds.  
These beautiful worlds can be used for:
Looking into universe  
Looking out in universe


 (part 1)

While nobody sneezes around you, think of nice things and behave as happy;
If somebody sneezes around you, think of bad things, look depressed and talk about sad subjects;

If somebody sneezes again, think of nice things and behave as happy again;
Go on as long as you want, modifying your behaviour (happy vs sad) every time somebody sneezes;

on a sheet of paper make a drawing with colour pencils

on a sheet of paper make a drawing with colour pencils

on a sheet of paper describe with words a full-colour drawing

on a sheet of paper describe with words a full-colour drawing

on a sheet of paper trace with your finger an invisible full-colour drawing

on a sheet of paper trace with your finger an invisible full-colour drawing

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

transient state

Korean monks and tea masters choose to associate these images to describe the boiling water during the preparation of tea ceremony. As you know, the water drops change different states during the boiling process.

Every temperature let the bubbles assume a new form, each ones comparable to a specific animal eye. This method aim to fix an ephemeral vision, freezing a temporary status in classify forms.

If there's a transient state in your everyday to be teached, please feel free to interpretate this method as you want.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Likely future office

Likely future office

Invite a department which the department you are currently affiliated with
should / should not conduct a merger with in the future.

Give this department a carefully selected fortune cookie formula that your
and this other department should follow closely: Each department must
bake a number of cookies equal to three time the number of employees in
the other department. Mix and bake all the fortune cookies at the same time
and in the same kitchen. In which kitchen, in your or theirs, is optional.

Each employee at both departments must - on a small piece of paper - write
3 fortunes that address three imaginary employees in the another department.
All fortunes are to be about a common future. Place one piece of paper in
each cookie before baked.

Eat fortune cookies along with the other department, while they are fresh;
you eat their, they eat your.

Share all expenses.

Comes with a(n image of) a cookie. As attached in the e-mail in which this
text was sent.
The collected contribution/work is under the Creative Commons 'Attribution-
Noncommercial-Share Alike'
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

eccentricity, for a prime number of people between 7 and 21

assemble a prime number of people together in a large, open public space.

each participant should find a branch that has fallen from a tree by natural means.

the length of the branch should easily touch the ground while walking.

each person is invited to walk in a circle while dragging the branch behind them.

there should as many differently sized circles as there are persons participating.

each person should walk at a pace that they find comfortable.

close attention should be paid to the sound of the branch dragging while walking.

the duration of the piece, as well as the manner of beginning and ending should be decided by group consensus prior to starting the piece.

the pace of walking, the number of rotations, and the sound of branch dragging should be an active decision on the part of the individual participant.

should any participant encounter a pedestrian about to cross their path, they should carefully pause to let them pass and resume when they are clear of their trajectory.

these actions should be matter-of-fact, carefree, and open.

the public is welcomed to join or participate in any manner they desire.