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Interviews and Auditions for SMUDGE | Phillip Adams BalletLab and Brook Andrew

Brook Andrew, The Cell. Photography by Roger D'Souza. Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney 2010.

SMUDGE is a new, exciting collaboration beginning May 2015 between Phillip Adams BalletLab and artist Brook Andrew, in partnership with RMIT Design Hub. The artists have embarked upon a radical collaboration exchange where they surrender their usual artistic expression to swap cultural identities and artistic responsibilities. Hence, the director becomes artist, and artist the director. In this way, SMUDGE displaces usual archetypes through an exchange of roles. Via a set of rigorous rules, an exploration and reinvention of the usual and known trajectory of each practitioner is smudged and erased to allow for new innovative creative and cultural possibilities. RMIT Design Hub’s visual and design practice and research offer an alternative experimental exhibition and research space than a usual gallery for the beginning of SMUDGE research and its development phase.

SMUDGE are seeking professional and experimental industry individuals from the wider sector of performing arts, interdisciplinary and visual arts practitioners that include dancers, interdisciplinary arts, designers etc. The project will require a level of physical/movement practice and understanding of contemporary performance and/or creative collaborations, depending on the discipline of the applicant, i.e. an architect may be utilised to perform physically and create ‘spaces’ through objects placed in the space for performers.  


If you are interested in interviewing/auditioning for SMUDGE please provide the following, by 5pm, 22 January 2015 to

» 2 page CV
» 1 headshot under 1MB
» ½ - 1 page answer to why you would like to collaborate on the SMUDGE project

SMUDGE 2015 creative development project dates:  May 11 - 29, 2015 (3 weeks full-time, Monday - Friday). 

FEBRUARY 3 - 4, 2015, 10AM - 4PM

+ Smudge Brief 

For further enquiries, please contact