We are registered with the Australia Cultural Fund, so supporters receive a tax-deduction for donations to the project.
The project is supported by the Northcote Town Hall and City of Darebin, who are providing a venue, a contribution towards materials and paying for a mentor for the project (a surprise to be revealed). Hades Fading is Auspiced by Auspicious Arts, who are also providing public liability insurance.
To bring together the core team of artists in September for a week's creative development we need to raise a minimum of $4,050. This money will contribute towards the costs of fees, oncosts and other associated costs. This is an important step to getting this new and complex work up, and will lead to further development and eventual presentation of the work. Any money we raise above this amount will go towards further development of the work. All donations above $2 are tax deductible and can me made online by clicking here, and you can also download a form if you prefer to do it by post.
Hades Fading Collaborator Nicholas Verso:
Below is a little chat I had with film maker/AV designer Nicholas Verso about his work. Nicholas is a film maker who has made some extraordinary work- his short film 'Last time I saw Richard' is showing at the Melbourne International Film Festival in the Australian Showcase this year. This follows being part of the accelerator program in 2012. He recently directed the music video for Cat Empire, and has worked on installations, including at Signal with young people, is a DJ and a pretty all round amazing guy. I loved working with Nick on Duets for Lovers and Dreamers so I am wrapt to be collaborating again, and to be doing it right from the start of the project. Over to Nicholas:
As a film maker, what draws you to working with Live performance?
Film production can be very calculated. Scripts go through draft after draft. Filming is very tight. Editing is prolonged. So everything is very precise and careful. I like with live performance the fact that 2 performances are never the same; things can always change and shift. There’s also a wonderful immediacy between the work and the audience that you often miss with film so I love keeping one foot in that world.
What element(s) of live performance do you connect with most when working on a performance as a film maker/AV designer?
I never want the film to overpower the performers. That’s the most crucial part I guess as that’s what the audience are truly there to see. So I want to serve their performance of the script and find ways to bring in images or emotions that the other elements are unable to do.
Why Hades Fading?
Well working with the above, normally film comes in last to contribute where the other areas couldn’t. But with Hades Fading, the film projection is actually much more central and present than it is normally which will be exciting to explore. Having worked with Sandra before on Duets For Lovers & Dreamers (which I came on to quite late), I admire the poetic and very unique nature of the theatre she creates so I’m drawn to its beauty and serving that. Plus, I’ve worked with Emily Barrie many times before and I enjoy making her life difficult during bump-ins so I wasn’t about to miss that opportunity.
Thank you for reading this far!!