Club Swinging

Oct 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Inspirations, Performances

I’ve been experimenting a bit with club swinging of late (an evolution of staff twirling) and came across this video… Plenty of inspiration here 🙂


documenting the undead in your town

Oct 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Performances

Here’s a great idea for a collaborative movie site from uber noggin: The site invites and collects witnesses from around the world to submit photos and videos of zombies in their communities. The media is linked to a global map depicting the level of infection in areas around the world. As the contributions grow, the […]


more political clowning

Sep 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Performances

John Bonnar writes: Toronto health care workers staged a sidewalk circus today to underscore the fact that cuts to health care funding and services have become a “circus” under the McGuinty government’s restructuring plan. The event, which featured stilt walking, mimes, juggling and unicyles, comes as communities across Ontario prepare for massive “Listen UP! McGuinty” […]


piles of meat cluttering up the urban landscape

Aug 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Performances

When I worked as a corporate clone one of the many platitudes I loathed hearing was: “our employees are our most valuable resource”. Every day I saw what happened to any other resource needed to run the business; how it was brought in by the truckload, processed and fabricated into a saleable item before the […]


a choir is born

Jul 24th, 2008 | By | Category: just funny, Performances

my box of kazoos arrived today – $35 on ebay and I’ve got 50 instruments ready for deployment. Keen to try them out, I took them to work with me. My class for the day came to learn how to use structured query language to create database structures and manipulate data. They had no idea […]


Chronotopic Anamorphosis

Jul 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Performances

After writing the post on drive-in movies – C21 style, I’ve been thinking about how to include live performances on the big screen. Hooking up a video camera to the projector would be pretty easy, but why not add some music from ccMixter too? And what about a little live processing? Perhaps some slitscan work. […]


kazoo choir

Jul 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Performances

At the Newcastle show last year I watched a small group of performers stalking members of the public. The tightly packed group jogged closely behind their victim, keeping in time with short hums on their kazoos – somewhat like a band of marching Disneyesque ants. Of course, I felt I had to try it out […]


a trip down memory lane

Jul 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Lead articles, Performances

Before it was pushed out onto the cold, hard streets, there was a thriving industry built around casual live entertainment. Vaudville was popular from the early 1880s until the 1930s, when it was pretty well replaced by cinema and phonograph. Ironically, some of the best bits were saved using the technologies that were replacing it. […]


drive-in movies – C21 style

Jul 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured articles, HowTo, Performances

Although this might look like it’s drifting away from live performance somewhat, bear with me… For a couple of years now I’ve been intrigued by the idea of portable audiovisual units and the MobMov manaifesto sets out one way of making those dreams into reality. I loved the idea of showing old cartoons from the […]


3 ball juggling

Jul 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations, Performances

I know this one isn’t actually being performed on the street, but it could have been. If you juggle three balls, but wonder if you’ve done it all, this video’s is a great yardstick to measure up against. [TEDTALKS MichaelMoschen_2002_high.flv] (from TED talks, Michael Moschen: Juggling rhythm and motion) If you’re not quite up to […]