IMAGELAB: David Lakein

Making images throughout the evening-either quickly with reckless abandon or slowly with careful consideration-we experiment with elements such as movement, action, voice and object. The frame of our making process varies greatly as we engage with these questions:

What is an image?
How many distinct components does an image have?
Which are central and which act in a supportive manner?
Where are the boundaries of an image; when does it begin, end?

Our pursuit is to deepen our awareness of the options at our disposal and choices confronting us during the making process, and, in so doing, gain a greater degree of freedom with our images and trust in ourselves. An important part of the work is how to ask for, receive-process, and give feedback, and how to integrate this into the making process, both verbally and in written form.

IMAGE LAB is for movers, performers and artists from all disciplines and training backgrounds, for "beginners" and professionals.

Date Thursday 14 April
Time 6 - 9pm
Where Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio
Cost $35 full / $25 concession
($60 / 40 (when doing this workshop and Apr 20 Improv Class* at Cecil St)

Info & Registration
Phone Celeste, 0432 100 545
Email David,
More info

*Improvisation Class, Apr 20, 6-9pm, Cecil Street Studio

These two workshops are stand-alone experiences ~ and also serve as a 'tasters' for David's Image-Making Laboratory, 1-7 May.

DAVID LAKEIN (Chicago/Berlin) is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, educator and writer, whose work swirls around the borders between dance, theatre, cabaret, installation, and performance art. He teaches-researches-performs around the world in diverse venues, festivals and schools, and was a longtime organizer of the Ponderosa Festival outside Berlin. Known for his inquisitive nature and experimental methods, he is a well-respected teacher dedicated to his students and a rigorous (un) learning process. Whether facilitating workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, Lakein is committed to research as a creative act and dialogue as a transformational encounter. He is the founder of Paradox Bay, an international artistic platform that supports exchanges about how artists approach their work, nurture collaborations, interact with audiences and connect with social activism efforts. He studied philosophy & literature and acting & directing in the United States (BA, Wesleyan University), trained as a dancer and performer in Berlin and Amsterdam (BFA, School for New Dance Development | Amsterdam School for the Art), and studied visual arts in Chicago (MFA, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago). |