Phillip Adams is a choreographer, performer and artist who regularly collaborates with other artists, architects and designers. Sometimes these are unique commissions, as part of residencies or driven by common interests and ideas resulting in installations, exhibitions and one-off performances and events.
ACLAND STREET PROJECTION FESTIVAL
A selection of rich visual excerpts from Phillip Adams's turbo-charged dance work, Amplification, captured on film by Matthew Gingold.
MELBOURNE ART TRAMS
The Melbourne Art Trams project showcases some of Victoria’s brightest artistic talents as they transform the city’s iconic trams into mobile art installations.
A commission of a 20-minute response by Phillip Adams to the Derwent River Heavy Metal project (pollutants). Adams performed with eight local dancers in collaboration with Architect Matthew Bird (Studiobird) at MONA Market to mark the closing of the markets.
The unsolicited urban performance project Brasilia explores the architectural doctrines and exotic cultures of mid twentieth-century city-state utopia and Brazilian modernism.
PRADO EXHIBITION INTERVENTION
National Gallery of Victoria performance intervention Sebastian in response through dance and song to the Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court Museo Del Prado
Embassy, a collaboration between Adams and Bird, brought together experimental architecture, design, performance and a commitment to an evolution of research practice. Embassy was inspired by the notion of the object itself and how it can be deposited outside its usual static context. The project resulted in an exhibition at Pin-up Architecture and Design Gallery.
Phillip Adams BalletLab presented Outline a homage to French fashion icon Christian Dior during the National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Now Performance Program. Melbourne’s fashion and designer dream team Toni Maticevski, Richard Nylon, Ray Barry and Rachael Bernhaut performed together with BalletLab’s treasured and darling choreographer/performer Brooke Stamp.
Future Wagon, a collaboration between Adams and Bird, envisions a nomadic home of tomorrow. This is not a high-tech caravan project for a family of four rather the pursuit of an anachronistic and ‘unidentifiable’ symbol on wheels. The outcome 'Future Wagon Taxidermy' exhibited in the Ian Potter Centre as part of Melbourne Now.
A three-part 'landing' series by Australian architect Matthew Bird (Studiobird) and artist Phillip Adams (BalletLab).