Slow making in five short blasts
Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts
Taylor and Francis
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
At the tipping point of increasing demands for depleting finite resources intersecting with climate crisis, the push to slow down is paradoxically urgent. This paper is a creative response to the 2019 Perth Festival performance Five Short Blasts drawing on ideas of contemplation, care, empathy and collectivity to argue for an artistic process of slow making.