‘I don’t have a process… What I do is put things that interest me on stage.’
In this month’s podcast, Robert Reid talks to the unclassifiable Nicola Gunn, one of Australia’s most important and intriguing theatre makers, about her practice. They discuss her practice, from her early “Edward Gorey phase” to her most recent work, including Working with Children, which she considers her “disaster” to what she’s making now, a “live pedadogical exercise”.
Gunn works as a performer, writer, director, producer and dramaturg. She makes live performances, videos, objects, site-specific installations and books that borrow from theatrical, choreographic, literary, comedic and visual art languages to create a mode of contemporary performance that plays with form and pursues a narrative, working across theatre and dance. Her solo work has been shown in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, the US, Canada, France, Austria, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Italy, Finland and Belgium.
Producer: Ben Keene