Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dreaming Festival 2009

I rediscovered this footage I took of the Dreaming Festival last year and thought I'd share it with everyone. It includes performances by: Shellie Morris, Totoaca: Papantla flying men of Mexico, the Burundian drummers, Pacific Curls, Max Judo and Djilpin. The event will be happening again this year from June 11th - 14th at Woodford, Queensland, and is open to volunteers. For more information on this amazing Indigenous cultural experience, visit:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Paper Making, part 1: Pulping

Lesa Hepburn (RedHot Fibre) demonstrates how to pulp recycled paper, using a twin-tub washing machine, domestic blender and Little Critter Beater (a very interesting machine designed by Mark Lander from New Zealand.)

The pulp is made in preparation for the Globe Casting workshop (which can be viewed in Part 2), and is to raise awareness of the Hays Inlet Festival and World Environment Day (happening in June 2010).

I filmed A LOT of footage of the pulp going round and round, which if viewed as a loop induces a state close to sea sickness. The effect is very interesting, documenting a process which Lesa describes as 'agitating'.

Part 3 will follow shortly...