Going Down Swinging – Pics or it didn’t happen

Whether it is nostalgia or narcissism, I wanted to include here some photographs from a recent performance, which took place at the Mission to Seafarers in Melbourne as a part of the Going Down Swinging series, “One Night Wonders”.

Warm thanks to the entire team at GDS, Abe Nouk and Luke Ryan for a very beautiful evening.

The images feel beautiful in their own way, mainly because the location was both striking and sumptuous, and patently unnerving for a lapsed Catholic like me, given that it was a church.  The outcome of the evening will hopefully be a beautiful live album, featuring about an hour of spoken word poetry from yours truly.

If you are in Melbourne on either 25 September or 28 November, I would like to recommend that you check out these gigs (details on the GDS website here) as Felix Nobis and Sean M Whelan and the Mime Set will be featuring. GDS hopes that the longer form will provide performance artists with an opportunity to share a more extended body of work outside of the context of short feature and I would heartily recommend both of these evenings.

Thank you very kindly to all who attended, I was profoundly honoured and flattered to see so many warm faces in the audience.

I hope that you will look out for the album when it is available in a few from the Going Down Swinging website.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

1 comment

  1. It was a shattering glass kind of night. With glasses crushed under foot, possible glass in feet, possible paper cuts in hands. It was incredible. Thank you for digging, conjuring, wrenching, stitching all those words into such cutting beauty.

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