INTERSECTION2 [at cnr. Swanston and Latrobe Sts., May 19, 2016] As I was very unwell, I sent an email to invitees to say that chances are I may not be attending the event. I was determined to teach the Free Play classes scheduled for Thursday and Friday so I partly wanted to reserve any energy I had for this responsibility.I also had a car issue that morning which was a variable in terms of time. But as the morning arrived I found the desire and will to commit to what I had set in motion. I was also bolstered by an email from Clinton the previous night that read; “Get well soon, Ren. I'll be there. Clinton.” I know Clinton as a somewhat dogged character and with the forecast of rain and cold


gather GAIP (Generous Acknowledgement of Individual Process) 2016, 24 hour event at TESTING GROUNDS, 1-23 City Rd., Southbank. 6:00 pm. May 14 until 6:00 pm. May 15. Today is Wednesday May 11 and I’ve been in bed since Sunday with virus, flu, etc. I have been feeling bereft of creative vision and energy for some time. Now, being physically unwell enhances that feeling, a kind of drained emptiness, not an energized emptiness full of potential and possibility that I have spoken of before. I had imagined entering gather with little or no equipment and no thoughts of what to do or what others may bring. Again, based on previous experiences and resolutions, satisfying myself that if no one else c

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It appeared to me that that very place where the doorway divides the outside world from the inside space, is where a major issue resides. And that is; how to coax, in the desired manner, visitors across that threshold? Transitioning from being an anonymous public to being less public and less anonymous. How to present the prospect of entering this space as being as unthreatening an issue as is taking the next step along the footpath? Of course, people in a space (not immediately understood as a gallery) not obviously presenting artworks in a conventional way, neither performance nor exhibition, is perhaps somewhat confusing and challenging to interpret for the onlooker. So there is an inher

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I acknowledge that I live and work within, and am a temporary custodian of land that belongs to the Wotjobaluk people. I pay respect and homage to Wotjobaluk elders past and present on behalf of all GAIP participants. We also acknowledge and pay our respects to the original inhabitants of the lands we pass through during our performance collaborations and do our utmost to care for these places.