Machine War shown at Art School 40th

The ANU School of Art recently held 40th birthday celebrations including Lucence, a 3-day screening of performance and video works by students and alumni. Of course a number of Splinters members studied there and the company performed at the School on several occasions. I suggested Lushun Tan’s video Machine War, which includes footage of the legendary performance at the 1991 Art School Ball as well as from Cathedral of Flesh at the 1992 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Link below to the room sheet, which includes Luhsun’s artist statement about the video.


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Splinters slideshow by Katherine Pepper

Beautiful slideshow made by Splinters member and photographer Katherine Pepper, for display at the exhibition “Massive Love of Risk: the art of Splinters Theatre of Spectacle”, Canberra Museum and Gallery Sep-Dec 2013. Katherine’s website

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Dogtroep seminar part 3

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Dogtroep seminar part 2

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Dogtroep seminar

First part of a seminar with renowned Dutch theatre group Dogtroep at Het Huis, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 12 May 2015. Guest speakers Dogtroep founder Warner van Wely and members Vincent de Rooij, Jos Sandvliet, Han Bakker and Titia Bouwmeester, with contributions from Cathrien Bos, Csilla Lakatos and Septimia Kuhlmann. Hosted by Gavin Findlay, Australian National University Centre for Digital Humanities Research, with assistance from the Theatre Studies Department, Utrecht University.

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Early Splinters photo album

From the ACT Heritage Library collection, a folder made for the Splinters office by Katherine Pepper of her photos of early productions, Massive Love of Risk (1986) and Cry Stinking Fish (1987).

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Flyers, tickets, clippings

A miscellany of Splinters material in the ACT Heritage Library archive from right across the history of the company – tickets, press cuttings, flyers, stickers, which were in DB’s collection in a grey plastic satchel. The handmade Cathedral of Flesh “Boot” ticket is my favourite.

Cathedral of Flesh ticket 1992 64x83

Cathedral of Flesh ticket 1992 64×83

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