Dancing With a Bullet: Moving into Memory with Music

McKenzie, V. (2017). Dancing With a Bullet: Moving into Memory with Music. In P. Hansen and B. Bläsing (eds.), Performing the Remembered Present: the Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre, and Music (pp. 197-223). London, England: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. This research investigates fifteen Australian choreographers who…

Only the Envelope: Opening up participation, surveillance and consent in performance

McKenzie, V. (2017). Only the Envelope: Opening up participation, surveillance and consent in performance. Performance Matters 3 (2), 57-71. As a citizen I have limited understanding of the large-scale data gathering performed through the Australian Government’s Data Retention Act, with which most of us are,…

Placing knowledge in the body

McKenzie, V. (2017), Placing knowledge in the body: Western Australian choreographers dancing With a Bullet. Brolga: an Australian journal about dance 41, Braddon, ACT. This research investigates the studio processes of seven Western Australian choreographers to develop case studies that unpack the memories, emotions, and sensations that…

Only the Envelope: An Artistic Exercise in Data Retention

McKenzie, Vahri (2017). Only the Envelope: An Artistic Exercise in Data Retention, PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research 1(2), Article 5. Only the Envelope (OTE) combines research methodologies to investigate the ways we share personal information in the public sphere, and document our practices…

Entering the regional scene with a contemporary Lysistrata

McKenzie, V. (2016). Entering the regional scene with a contemporary Lysistrata. In Rebecca Scollen and Michael Smalley (eds.) Resilience: revive, restore, reconnect: Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies 2016 Conference Proceedings, Volume 1 (pp. 57-69). University of Southern Queensland, Artsworx, Toowoomba, Australia. How…