A live telematic video performance for the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival, 7th November 2020

In this new telematic commission for the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 'Video Art during and after the pandemic' in Mount Gambier, South Australia I connected with artists participating in the festival at The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre in Mount Gambier and other remote artists and performers around the world. A customised Skype connection brought them into my home in an uncanny telepresent encounter. Together we shared a space to perform, play and improvise, telling our stories of self-isolation in a new found telematic intimacy that broke free from the constraints of those video chat windows we have become so accustomed to. Telematic Quarantine was a layered video environment and experience of domesticity, fantasy and dream in COVID-19 times. Streamed on YouTube Live, on Saturday 7th November 2020, 7.30am to 10.00am GMT / 6.00pm to 8.30pm ACDT.

Edited excerpts and highlights (30 minutes) from the 2.5 hour Telematic Quarantine performance…

Contributing performers included: Cynthia Schwertsik at The Riddoch in Mount Gambier, South Australia - Steve Dixon, Felipe Cervera and Khalid Al Mkhlaafy at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore - David Blaiklock, Dan McLean and Mostyn Jacob at The Riddoch in Mount Gambier, South Australia - Indumathi Tamilselvan, Nurulhuda Hassan and Alex Kong at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore - Kristina Pulejkova in London, UK - Birgitta Hosea in London, UK - Tania Fraga in São Paulo, Brazil.

The contributing performers were invited to participate in advance of the event. They were provided with background information and online support on how to prepare their Skype connection, studio spaces and green-screen setup using a range of options provided here...

Invitation to participate in Telematic Quarantine and background information

Full length YouTube Live Stream recording of the 2.5 hour Telematic Quarantine performance…

Telematic Quarantine: Telepresent stories of self [isolation] was presented as part of the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 2020, under this year's festival theme 'Video Art during and after the pandemic'. The full festival programme and further festival information about the online Telematic Quarantine performance event can be downloaded here...

International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 2020 Programme

Live online performance: Telematic Quarantine

Telematic Quarantine was realised and produced with support from...