Creative Occupation: Defense Mechanisms

I had the great pleasure of continuing my involvement with Marita Batna (MADA) and her assemblage of artists on South Channel Fort Island early in 2019. For me, my experience culminated in a couple of performances both live and recorded.

More about Creative Occupation projects here:

Facebook: Creative Occupation
Web: https://www.creativeoccupation.com.au/

Media Extracts

In the shadow, I see myself: an improvised performance of Laine Hogarty’s Defence Mechanisms – Projection. Sat 12 January 2019, Deakin Waterfront Project Space Gallery.

“The work explores the unnamed projection of fears experienced on the Island and the human drives that instinctually arise from our innate need for self-definition and defence.

Performed in the exhibition space with alternating musical resonations and collaborations from guest musicians.”

“ON THE ISLAND… “MAN-MADE” SOUTH CHANNEL FORT, A GROUP OF ARTISTS… HAS BEGUN A PROCESS OF IDEAS, PROJECTS AND DISCOVERIES… IT OPENS A WINDOW ONTO ACTIVITIES AND ENCOUNTERS WITH THE ISLAND GRAPPLING WITH THE SUBJECTS OF REMOTENESS, ARTIFICIALITY, ENTROPY, COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS, FEAR-RELATED ARCHITECTURE, AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF RADICAL CREATIVE (CO)PRODUCTION.”

– Marita Batna, https://www.creativeoccupation.com.au

Video Summary, Creative Occupation – The Project Space, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront, Australia. 10-31 January 2019 PART II – ROAMING: https://youtu.be/cs4-ub2mo5U

queenscliff pageClipping from http://www.queenscliffeherald.com.au, February 2019 Edition, accessed 14-2-19.