Nat Randall & Anna Breckon

Sydney, NSW

Randall and co-creator Anna Breckon carefully constructed the work to make the male performers interchangeable — playing on a long history of substitutable women

ABC Arts

Our collaborative practice is at the intersection of live performance, video and film. Nat’s extensive experience with durational models of performance practice pairs with Anna’s history of filmmaking and film theory to produce work that is uniquely live and cinematic.

Since 2013, Nat has been a core member of the collective Hissy Fit, a queer, feminist collaboration has been central to her thinking around the gender politics of the live body in performance. She is also a founding member of Team MESS, developing skills in improvisation and participatory performance.

This experience comes together with Anna’s extensive knowledge of cinematic representation. Anna has worked as an independent filmmaker in the roles of writer, director, video editor, and producer.

Her practice has involved experimenting with non-narrative techniques that sustain interest and pleasure over long periods of time. Anna has recently completed a PhD in queer and feminist film theory at the University of Sydney.

This is fertile ground for future collaboration, and Nat & Anna will continue to develop works at the intersection of video and live performance that are entertaining and accessible, while remaining formally and politically innovative.

 

Anna Breckon

(Co-Writer, Co-Director, Video Direction)

Anna Breckon is an independent filmmaker, editor, and critic based in Sydney. Anna has a research based PhD in queer and feminist film theory from the University of Sydney. She has worked as a director, editor, and colourist for projects presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Performance Space and Dark Mofo. Anna has published on John Waters and Todd Solondz and is currently writing a manuscript on the queer politics of happiness.

Nat Randall

(Co-Writer, Co-Director, Performer)

Nat Randall is an artist working at the intersection of contemporary performance and video. Randall has presented work at Dark Mofo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Next Wave Festival, Performance Space, Duckie (UK) among others. Randall is a recent recipient of City of Sydney’s Creative Live Work Studio residency program. Randall is a core and founding member of collectives Hissy Fit and Team MESS and is formerly a co-presenter on FBi Radio’s weekly arts program, Canvas. In 2018 Randall will present The Second Woman at Perth International Art Festival alongside collaborator Anna Breckon.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.