Born in 1952, live and works in Australia. Alan is a contemporary performance-maker. A director, choreographer, designer and performer whose focus is on spatial experience and bodily mediation. He formed Performance Ensemble GRAVITY FEED (1992-2004) and G.R.I. in 2000. An undercurrent of cultural landscapes and diasporic references, both imagined and inherited, form significant motifs in works which are both architectural and site-based. His large-scale projects employ large sets and video backdrops.
As a dancer he trained and performed in Japan with butoh dancer Min Tanaka and MaiJuku. He is currently working on Caravanserai, a multi-media installation which takes the global diasporic condition as subject matter for a set of large lantern-like spaces. He performed at Da-Dao Live Arts Festival, Beijing 2005 and at Taipei International Performance Art Festival 2007 and attended Melaka Art and Performance Festival 2010, Malaysia. He lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
I am very excited at this opportunity to meet and exchange and collaborate as an individual with this range of artists from Indonesia, the Asian region and Europe. The rapid global change that is ongoing in our present lifetime is a rich and fraught subject for observation and comment, but personal meetings confirm our common needs, fears and passions whilst making sense of difference. Living in Australia we have witnessed rapid social change over the last 15 years, but also have sometimes exhibited enormous lack of understanding and empathy. My work is not political, however it seeks to evoke response to and catalyse the inner process of witnessing.