Dream Sequence has been newly created for lockdown, this is a new digital program comprised of 10 works by 10 Western Sydney artists broadcast live on our website over 10 months. The title references the dystopian surrealist state we currently live in, while invoking a hopeful way forward into the future. Dream Sequence will employ 10 artists for 2-week residencies from their homes.
Dream Sequence will be broadcast online via the utp website at 1pm on the last Wednesday of June – November 2020, and January – April 2021.
DREAM SEQUENCE – EPISODE 1
Living room material (opaque contents)
by Brian Fuata
You can download a transcript of the Episode 1 – Brian Fuata here.
Brian Fuata told us a bit about this work below:
“Living room material (opaque contents), is a live-stream improvisation as part of Dream Sequence. It continues my structured improvised things which exploit the image of the ghost as a formal device to produce and order content. For Dream Sequence, my lounge room becomes a performance area-cum-studio-cum-ghost museum of printed matter ranging from archival photos, email performances and notational material badly taped to the walls as posters. This sets the scene for a ghost iteration centred by the contiguity of two ideas: a short story by Lydia Davis, In a house besieged and the energetic interaction between the ghost image and the introduction of another archetypal absence, the shadow. The impro will present scripted and improvised speech, stops and starts, ooohs and umms, soft and flexed emotional nerves. It will go for a timed fifteen minutes – wherever we are when the alarm rings – is when the sharing will end.”
About Brian Fuata
Brian Fuata works in the improvisation of live performance, writing and objects, exploiting the image of the ghost as narrative structuring device. He employs multiple registers of performance and public speaking to render location, body and presence together as a dumb zone of dramatic affects.
The program is made possible through the generous support of the Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.