Dec 042018

Jon Mitchell is an artist, writer and performer who has worked on various DADAA projects since 2015. His works often reflect his interest in popular culture and the immediacy of digital culture in his everyday experiences. For Mixed Reality, Jon was mentored to create a poem, visuals and a soundscape exploring the categorisation of gender and his deeply personal struggle with his own identity.


Nov 302018

Working with mentor, Kate Campbell Pope at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany, Jyvrall Swinburn began an eight week process of further developing his superhero characters…


Jyvrall was also mentored by Kate to identify his next step in a pathway to professional practice as a visual artist and animator. Jyvrall was successful in his application to DADAA’s NEXUS grants program to be mentored by Matt Marchment in 2018.


Nov 122018

Julia Hales, Finding Love edit #2, 2017, 2.12 minutes.

Julia Hales is an independent artist and performer who creates works exploring desires around identity, fame and love. Previously, Julia has co- created independent new works and performed with the State Theatre Centre of WA, Blue Room Theatre, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and the ABC.

Finding Love is a series of eleven video interviews developed during Julia’s research and development period for You Know We Belong Together, a new theatre work premiered in 2017 and commissioned by Perth Festival in partnership with Black Swan Theatre and DADAA. You Know We Belong Together is a story of love; a theatrical celebration of this incredible force of nature told through video, dance and song. As co-creator and host Julia in both Finding Love and You Know We Belong Together offers deeply personal stories of her own (and her interviewees, Verity Cope and Justin Marshall) experiences of love, relationships, and belonging.

Nov 122018

Cameron Dermer, DADAA – The Documentary, 2017, 7.05 minutes.

Cameron Dermer is an emerging artist whose documentary style of filmmaking focuses on personal subjects and his own day-to-day realities. Cameron also has aspirations to be a newsreader; an ambition which comes across in his films through his sharp interview persona.

Nov 122018

Patrick Carter, Bloom, 2017, 4.25 minutes.

An established artist and performer, who has worked with DADAA since 2007, Patrick Carter has demonstrated is adeptness across art forms, including painting, dance, performance and musical compositions. Patrick’s new work for Mixed Reality, is the first of a series of three film works.

As with all his works, Bloom is a personal meditation exploring health, wellbeing and vulnerability. Set in a hospital, a space traditionally associated with healing, Patrick appropriates the sterile and isolated medical room which he sees as devoid of emotional or familial connection, to create an alternative space for his own recovery.

The following two videos for Bloom (currently in development) will see Patrick take control of his own healing, as he continues to seek out alternative environments for his own recovery.

NOTE: BLOOM is still in production with parts 2 and 3 and will be exhibited in 2019 as part of REVEALED, Fremantle Arts Centre.

Nov 122018

Liam’s distinctive animations, characters and tongue-in-cheek plots are here translated into stop motion animations for Mixed Reality. Although playful and witty, his complex storyboards and multi-layered characters explore urgent themes related to the influence of popular culture, sexuality and relationships.

Liam Hubbard, Liam & Steph (Series 1), 2017, 1.11 minutes.

Liam Hubbard, Liam & Steph (Series 2), 2017, 1.15 minutes.


Nov 122018

Tina Fielding, Star of the Night, 2017, 2.12 minutes.

Tina is an emerging actress, screen writer and director. Beginning with over 40 different scripts, collectively called Star of the Night, Tina selected one of these scripts to develop for Mixed Reality. On display here, Star of the Night borrows from the rich history of soap operas. Tina plays all three characters in a highly emotional scene with a focus on gesture.

Nov 122018

Hugo Flavelle is an emerging artist currently studying Media at North Metro TAFE. For the Mixed Reality Project Hugo has created a series of visual poems using a variety of technologies. Hugo’s Soundscapes have been created from visual drawings, with audio produced to reflect and animate his works on paper.

Hugo Flavelle, Soundscapes (Monsterstomp), 2017, 1.23 minutes.

Hugo Flavelle, Soundscapes (Captain Splash), 2017, 2.23 minutes

Hugo Flavelle, Soundscapes (Haunted DADAA), 2017, 2.30 minutes.

Nov 122018

Danny Tuckey, My Reality, 2017, 2.30 minutes.

Danny Tucky is a digital artist, performer and musician who has been playing with the Loose Tooth band for over 11 years. My Reality is a highly personal work created for Mixed Reality which explores Danny’s current reality and patterns of movement. This work focusses on Danny’s anxiety around being observed, his desire to assert his independence, and the often-misinformed way people perceive him.

MY REALITY is still in edit and will be published in December this year.