Working under the artistic direction of David Pledger, not yet it's difficult (NYID) is one of Australia's leading independent arts companies recognised as a pioneer in the development of contemporary theatre. Founded in 1995 by Pledger, Peter Eckersall and Paul Jackson who together form the core creative team, NYID has produced almost 40 local, national and international projects including original performance works, plays, public space projects, television and screen-based installations.
This collection of five DVDs shows five very different aspects of David Pledger's work:
Eavesdrop - Installation
David Pledger and Jeffrey Shaw, world-renowned pioneer of interactive cinema, push the cinematic and the theatrical imaginary in this extraordinary new work. Presented in a 360-degree purpose-built cinematic environment, 10 people forever repeat a certain 9 minutes of their lives. Exploring terrain that is at once spiritual, moral, ethical, psychological and physical, this ingeniously crafted artwork is driven by any member of the public who, as the free radical user-director, reveals the secrets embedded in the interconnected stories. see more
BLOWBACK - Performance
is agit-prop tele-theatre, part science fiction, part documentary and part absurdist metaphor. Using the body and video as double agents, not yet it's difficult investigates the dark and violent world of an Australia subject to a new imperial master. see more
K - Multimedia performance
Inspired by contemporary events and refracted through Franz Kafka's The Trial, not yet it's difficult (NYID) decodes the matrix of technology and society. K fuses hard-core physical action, digital technology, sonic achitectures and new texts to portray the dark, humorous and violent world of democracy in the Information Age. see more
urbunsuburban - films
features a selection of works on video and film by David Pledger made in five instalments from 2001 to 2010:
They were made as a part of or constitute the whole material for these projects which were variously described at the time of distribution as: live performance, interactive cinematic artwork, visual art, site-specific installation or screen and object-based public art. see more
The Meaning of Moorabbin is Open For Inspection - installation
Using photography, film, video and design, it is a site-specific installation work that plays with Australian notions of family and suburbia. Staged as an open inspection, the work is introduced by a ‘real estate agent’ who invites visitors to view the property. see more
The five work are available also for streaming.