LIFESIZE explores ideas about the substitution of real life with imitation. Through extreme disclosure of our private selves to a mass audience we seek personal connection and self-expression. The form and approach is a mash-up of dance, sound, light and video which borrows and gleans from popular and media culture. Two people attempt to create new worlds; recreate themselves, and connect with one another.



Created by Luke George in collaboration with:

Kristy Ayre, Luke Smiles, Martyn Coutts, Benjamin Cisterne

Reviews:


“a dizzying example of form as content.”
Real Time (read review)


“beneath the plastic face and groomed attitude, desperately human.”
Spark Online (read review)


“Bold, brash and provocative, (LIFESIZE) is one of a kind”
Dance Australia




The LIFESIZE project spanned 2007-2009 and was created and performed developed through a process of creating, remixing and performing for audiences in many different formats and venues like theatres, nightclubs, studios and on virtual screens online….



Melbourne:

Maximized studio performance at Chunky Move (2007)
Outpost at Horse Bazaar – Electronic Audio Visual Jam (2007)
Trough Faggot Party (2007)
180 Seconds in Heaven or Hell / Arts House (2007)
We Like Short Shorts / Dancehouse (2007)
John Cage’s Musicircus at Federation Square / Melbourne International Arts Festival (2007)
Pure Pleasure at The Men’s Gallery / Next Wave festival (2008)

Dance Massive 2009 presented by Dancehouse (2009)

Perth:

PICA / Dyuetto / Artrage Silver festival (2008)


New York City:
Graze / Abrons Art Centre / curated by Miguel Gutierrez (2008)



Photography:

Top image by Dean Grennan

Production photos by Belinda Strodder





LIFEsupport:

The creation of LIFESIZE has been made possible through the Russell Page Fellowship for Contemporary Dance (2007) and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body (2008). LIFESIZE is Maximized by Chunky Move (2007-08) and auspiced by Ausdance Victoria. LIFESIZE thanks Dancehouse for inclusion in the Duyetto tour to Perth (2008) and presentation in Dance Massive (2009).

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