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Jennifer Kornberger (Original concept/writer/co-director/co-founder of Theatre of the Sea) is a visual artist, writer and creator of performance events. Her poetry has won awards and commendations in national competitions including the Tom Collins Prize and the Newcastle Poetry Prize, and her micro-fiction is published in Short Australian Stories (Spineless Wonders 2018/2019). She has written two collections of poetry; I could be rain (Sunline Press 2007) and The twilight observatory, the latter with the support of the Australia Council and the WA Department of Culture and the Arts. Site-specific performance works include The Beemaster (2008), Scenes from an unseen world (2014), Oraculum – a ritual to renew time (2015), Forest of Poets (2016), Silence Speaks – a creative dissent project (2017), 22 Pillars (2017), a collaborative installation involving twenty-two poets in a re-imagination of place, and Somnus (2019) an immersive work commissioned by the Fremantle Biennale.
Horst Kornberger (Director/co-creator/co-founder of Theatre of the Sea) is an artist, director, author and poet-philosopher. He is an innovative thinker who has directed groups and communities in the development and use of aesthetic imagination and documented his research in five books. A graduate of the London School of Speech and Drama, Horst has collaborated and directed Jennifer Kornberger’s work and maintained an arts practice fusing visual, conceptual, environmental and performative elements in artworks such as Kompost - the heap between ecology and art (1999), The Honeyclock, (2000), Buddha in Honey (2005), Dark Light with Tom Mueller (Zweitgeist) (2014), The Delphi Project (2016), Silent Speaks - Roe 8 protest design with Jennifer Kornberger (2017) and Seaborne – a contemporary performance/ritual with artist Tom Muller (Zweitgeist) for the 2017 Fremantle Biennale and Somnus with Jennifer Kornberger for the 2019 Fremantle Biennale.
Jordan Walker is a social artist and changemaker. He received a dual Masters of Education (MS. Ed.) through the NYC Teaching Fellows while teaching children with autism in a Brooklyn public school. He studied Anthroposophy at Sunbridge College in Spring Valley New York, and worked with the Threefold Community, organising conferences and education initiatives. Early in his career he launched the new forms project, a social sculpture experiment. In 2011 he received a research grant at the Goetheanum to study new forms of adult education. Currently he is an organiser for the online program Applied Anthroposophy, now in its second year. http://www.appliedanthroposophy.org
Tom Muller (Visual artist, co-creator) is a multi-disciplinary artist working across installation, sculpture and a renewed practice of art within the public realm. In 2012 he was appointed curator at PSAS in Fremantle where he continues to curate an expansive program by pushing the boundaries of contemporary practice. He has been the recipient of numerous Australia Council New Work grants and a mid-career fellowship through the Department of Culture and the Arts. In 2010, Big City Press published a major monograph on his work, Tom Mùller, Rhythms in the Chaos spanning ten years of active practice.
Carolin Linge (Costume design) is an artist and designer currently based in Berlin. She has worked with colour consultation in architecture, costume, stage and puppetry design. With a focus on natural fibres, Carolin creates three-dimensional effects in a signature technique that combines felting, sewing, weaving, painting and stitching. Her work is grounded in cultural investigations of global textile arts. She explores mythology, cultural confluence and dissimilarity, incorporating ‘textile quotations’ from diverse sources.
Eva Jurgec (Composer) is a classically trained musician and composer of contemporary, world, and experimental music with an interest in the confluence of music with poetry, image and movement. She has wide experience in playing in symphony orchestras; wind orchestras and chamber music groups in Slovenia as well as creating improvised stage music for the National Theatre of Slovenia (notably for the award winning production of ‘The Storm’ directed by J. Lorenzi).
theatre of the sea produces a range of works including installations and immersive events, combining elements of site activation, experimental theatre, secular ritual, soundscape, film, and spoken-word. Our work aims to resurrect the essentially human stance in a challenged world. It is conceived as a therapy for civilisation, enacting the future we wish to inhabit.
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