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David Pledger - not yet it's difficult

Not Yet its Difficult, David Pledger

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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.

NYID Entry 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 as a pioneer in the development of contemporary theatre, art form hybridisation, creative utilisation of new media, cross-cultural dialogue and new models of international collaboration.

Over the long term, the company has developed seminal dramaturgical strategies for applying a unique methodological approach to the research, development and making of physical performance. From the mid-1990s, the company led the way in the integration of media in live performance and, in its most recent phase, it has created screen-based visual art projects in which a performative element is integrated into the artwork through lo and hi-tech, and interactive modes of presentation. These development streams are not mutually exclusive. They flow in parallel and often intersect causing change and evolution, developing an oeuvre that is distinctive, innovative and adventurous. This dedicated approach has placed NYID at the forefront of experimental companies in the independent international arts scene.

In Australia, NYID have led the challenge to mainstream representations of culture in society and forged Asian-Australian engagements where they have originated workable systems for complex international artistic collaborations. The consistent and profound engagement with Asia features projects of exchange, collaboration and co-production in Korea, China, Japan and Malaysia. The company has also developed and/or presented work in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Slovenia, Hawaii, Brazil, England and Ireland.

Founded in 1995 by Pledger, Peter Eckersall and Paul Jackson, NYID have produced almost 50 local, national and international projects including original performance works, plays, public space projects, workshop and research programs, interactive cinema, television and site-specific screen-based installations.

 

"Pledger has recreated hat oldest of theatrical tropes: the theatrum mundi, or the theatre as a little world, a literal extension of our own society through which one can model and debate concepts." Inpress

"...disorienting, discomforting and often brutal " The Age

"Blowback is a potent and unusual theatrical experience...a hard-edge blend of complex, hi-tech and brutally physical theatre." The Herald Sun

"Blowback produces a commentary quite unlike anything else I've seen." Real Time

..a complex, thought-provoking and multi-levelled piece of political theatre"  Sydney Stage Online

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