Smudge was an inaugural 30-day installation created through the collaboration of artist Brook Andrew and PABL Artistic Director Phillip Adams. Smudge was developed in partnership with RMIT Design Hub.
Phillip Adams and Brook Andrew embarked upon a radical collaboration, through which they surrendered their usual artistic expression to swap cultural identities and artistic responsibilities. Hence, the choreographer becomes the artist, and the artist the choreographer. Via a set of rigorous rules, an exploration of the known trajectory of Adams and Andrew is smudged and erased, to allow for new creative and cultural possibilities.
Smudge that marks new territory, not only through new collaborative process and artistic language, but as a creative partnership between artists and creative institutions to explore crossways through research, experimentation, cultural values and commentary of Australian and international culture.
1st development 11-29 May 2015: RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne
Concept & design Phillip Adams
Concept & choreography Brook Andrew
Performers Anna Kuroda, Gregory Lorenzutti, Anna Seymour, Lilian Steiner
Photography Credit Tobias Titz
This project was supported by the City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program, the Besen Family Foundation and RMIT Design Hub.
Phillip Adams Ballet Lab has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and by Creative Victoria through the Organisations Investment Program.
Brook Andrew is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels. He is affiliated with Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA), Monash University, Melbourne