Unified Field was created with the graduating students at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011. The work was made with fifteen students and centred around developing improvisational practice related to energetic transmission and sound frequency, as mode for communication between the dancers to create the piece as they work. The sound draws from recordings of planet Jupiter by NASA and uses a live sonic manipulation of dancers voices.
Originally shot and edited in 24 hours for 24@Danchouse in 2010, this edit of the film was created in 2011 for Balletlab's Trilogy at MONA/FOMA in Tasmania. Balletlab presented Amplification, Miracle and Above as part of FOMA and the opening celebrations for the Museum of Old and New Art.
Tomb was shown during Above, a largely improvised work consisting of not one, but two choirs and 50 toy pianos!
It's a strange journey in which plot is secondary to pure imagery, the choreography of camera movement and the possession of the performers.
And All Things Return to Nature
Direction and Choreography: Brooke Stamp
Performed by: Brooke Stamp with Deanne Butterworth, Rennie McDougall and Matthew Day
Composer: Garth Paine;
Set Design: Matthew Bird (Architect):
Fashion & Design: Susan Dimasi (Materialbyproduct);
Lighting Design: Robin Fox;
Production Management: Tom Webster;
Producer: Amelia Bartak
Film & Edit: Matthew Gingold
'And All Things Return To Nature Tomorrow' celebrates the long-term artistic relationship between Adams and Stamp, and their common interest in hybrid forms of performance. Each artist's work sits as complementary aspects of a continuum across form and narrative. Audiences are enveloped in dynamic sound from the very beginning and by the end, transformed from spectators to participants, active in the artists’ utopian vision.
Part 1: "And All Things Return to Nature" by Brooke Stamp
Dance has long possessed an eloquent affinity with nature that Stamp finds compelling and pertinent, and is the fundamental starting point for this work. The piece aligns two years of studio research that examines the poetic concepts of nature and materiality, including the notion that there is an inherent sound or rhythmic hum that permeates the universe beyond the realm of human hearing. And All Things Return To Nature manifests these concepts as an omnipotent field of sound vibration and frequency through motion.