Apr 1

space-baby-poster-letterCome to the spectacular performance of SPACE, BABY.

April 17, 18, 19 - 8 pm
The Toast Collective
648 Kingsway
Tickets $10/15 at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets

Space, Baby is a multimedia performance inspired by the palate of 1960s sci-fi film which tells the surreal story of a lone woman searching her galactic memories in an effort to escape the realities of an ever-approaching future. The woman is a rogue astronaut witnessing her own past. She plays multiple versions of herself as seen through the lens of her changing memories. Using a forcefield of sound and imagery, the camp-aesthetic of films such as Barbarella, and the genre-bending of American Astronaut, Space, Baby is a multimedia performance about regret and forgetting.

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Catherine Falkner
in collaboration with
Elysse Cheadle
Flick Harrison
Elliot Vaughan

May 22

I've just polished up the multimedia projections on this new dance work for Dancers Dancing.  I've been working with Judith Garay for years as a videographer and now as a projections designer.

For this show I've been using Isadora with Osculator, to allow Wii controllers in the dancers' costumes to affect the projections.  I've played with a little animation, and I have an infrared camera doing a some motion detection.  It will be an awesome experiment for me and the dance, music, costumes and lighting are beautiful.

Please come and check it out!

The Fine Line - twisted angels

May 23-26, 2012 | 8:00 PM
$25 Adults | $15 Student/Seniors

Studio D, 2nd Floor
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Dancers Dancing and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs
present, as part of the SFU Woodward's Faculty Research Series, the world premiere of

The Fine Line ~ twisted angels
A multi-media dance work inspired by perception, revelation and change

Performed by Cai Glover, Vanessa Goodman and Bevin Poole of Dancers Dancing.

Choreographed by Judith Garay, Artistic Director of Dancers Dancing
Music by Patrick Pennefather
Costumes by Margaret Jenkins
Lighting Design by John Macfarlane
Video Design by Flick Harrison

A PERFORMANCE TALK BALK WILL BE HELD AFTER THE SHOW ON THURSDAY, MAY 24TH.

The Fine Line ~ twisted angels explores in movement, sound and image how we experience, perceive, relate to and react to our internal and external worlds. Ephemeral, sometimes transformative, the moments between perceiving, sensing and cognition create a rich tapestry of somatic images. The work engages with the fragility of our existence and risks the deep and dark journeys necessary to project the internal experience directly onto the stage.

Since 1999 Dancers Dancing has mounted productions both in Vancouver and on tour. The company is known for its passion and technical excellence, and for reaching diverse audiences. The press has called the company “…truly exciting...” and a recent production “Bursting with energy from the moment the curtains open, this powerhouse of a show was a delight from beginning to end…” Artistic director Judith Garay has been choreographing professionally for over three decades starting in New York where The New York Times called her “A choreographer with a sure inventive touch” and more recently in Vancouver where The Georgia Straight said “Garay has an incredible ability to boil down relationships to simple gestures that are loaded with meaning.”

 

May 6

Imagine if, ten years ago, you could drive around collecting free, working televisions until you filled several carloads, then finally had to abandon dozens more because you had no room.

That's where we're at today, as the dominant technology of our living room becomes obsolete practically overnight. HDTV is sending those heavy, awkward boxes out to the curb, to be replaced with newer, more expensive, and quicker-to-obsolescence machines.

I'm designing media for a new theatre show - Macbeth: nach Shakespeare by Heiner Muller. I'm building a throne of televisions that will show piles of corpses whenever the King sits on it... I thought it might be easy to gather free TV's through craigslist, but I never imagined how quickly the cathode-ray sets were being discarded.

This class-warfare Macbeth takes the moral clarity out of the story: Instead of Macbeth murdering a wonderful King out of pure bloody ambition, we start the play with Macbeth committing murders for the King's benefit. Peasants strung up for not paying rent, rebellious lords skinned alive for disloyalty. So when Macbeth decides to murder up instead of murdering down, the moral leap isn't that big: what's one more dead body on the pile?

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Nov 4

I've been commissioned to design video projections for Dancers Dancing's piece Extra Extra, at the Firehall Arts Centre from December 1-4th.

Judith Garay, choreographer, has been a longtime colleague of mine, but this is the first time I've been invited to enter into the live performances as a projection designer!

The work is about media, war, sports and entertainment, and has never been performed in its entirety: an earlier production had the misfortune to lose Kevin Bergsma, fabulous dancer, on the DAY of the SHOW to a serious injury!

Choreographed by Judith Garay, artistic director of Dancers Dancing, with commissioned music by Theodore Hamilton, costumes by Margaret Jenkins, lighting by John Carter and video by Flick Harrison.  Extra Extra will be performed by ten expressive, strong and versatile dancers of Dancers Dancing.

Sep 9

I am looking to collect as many FREE TV's as possible between 11 and 4 pm on Saturday Sept 11.

I need them for a theatre show with Conspiracy / Gasheart theatre.

I'll have a vehicle and a power adapter to test the tv's out on the spot. Old, new, rabbit ears, rca-input or cable... I want it!

I think it costs you $75 to recycle an old tv these days so I can solve that problem for you.

Please email me: flick at flickharrison.com with your address (with cross street so i can map my tv hunt efficiently) and phone number so I can call to confirm.

Thanks,

Flick Harrison

Jun 10

Here's a video promo I made several months ago for FUTURISTI, Bella Luna's re-mount of the 1920's Italian futursit scripts.

It's a wacky, unpredictable and absurd piece - but don't let me go on talking, you should watch it yourself...

Feb 17

Just finished a promo trailer for Theatre Conspiracy's new show, Live From a Bush of Ghosts.

The trick was to capture live video projections, two dj's, and a dancer.

And FYI, the HD fullscreen settings on Vimeo look AWESOME.


Live from a Bush of Ghosts demo from Flick Harrison.

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Oct 31

Hey folks! Check out this new theatre show, opening this week, which features my video design!

It's about a Vietnam war dodger, now a leftist professor in Ottawa, who begins to doubt his pacifist convictions when his wife commits suicide and his daughter takes a dangerous posting as a middle-east diplomat.

(the most interesting part for me was cutting together Taliban propaganda video with Vietcong 16mm films).

(Two- for- one previews Thur. November 2 & Fri. November 3 at 8 pm)
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