ARTIST PROFILE: ALICE OSBORNE

Posted on: November 25th, 2014

 

WHO IS ALICE OSBORNE?

A theatre-maker, puppeteer and new mother working on living a ‘whole’ life.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE?

It thrives on collaboration, on the freedom to follow a feeling that’s not yet fully formed, bouncing off another idea, joining two together and growing. Plus physicality; starting with the body, coming back to the body, figuring it out through the body.

WHO IS THE FALLING WOMAN?

She is trying her best to keep everything functioning along. Bit by bit she has kept putting herself aside in order to hold everything together. At some stage she stopped listening to herself, to the voice that tells the truth. Now though, that voice is cracking through. Cracks are forming everywhere now, so she still has a chance.

DESCRIBE THE WORK IN THREE WORDS?

Guttural. Uncovered. Darkness.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT WORKING WITH THIS PARTICULAR TEAM OF CREATIVES?

Working with Halcyon Macleod, Sam James, Regina Heilmann, Phil Downing, Clare Britton, Bridget Dolan and Marguerite Pepper is a joy and a privilege. Each is supremely qualified and wildly creative in their art making. The work is challenging and inspiring me to the extreme.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST SATISFYING PART OF THE PROCESS?

The collaboration. Finding our way through and settling in for long enough that the ideas begin to circle themselves. A stage direction Halcyon has written shows up through my movement in a different scene and the dots begin to join, making a whole.

AND THE MOST CHALLENGING?

The collaboration. As it should be.

WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

In the way we relate to each other. In film, visual art and writing. In household objects. In collaboration. Sometimes in dreams.

WHAT’S THE BEST EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD IN THE THEATRE THIS YEAR? A HIGHLIGHT, IF YOU WILL?

I really loved seeing The Fox and the Freedom Fighters last week at Performance Space. It was beautiful, inspiring, sad and really funny.

WHAT’S NEXT?

My daughter’s first birthday, a piña colada and performing in Ashley Dyer’s new dance work, ‘Tremor’.

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