Time and Space the Speed of Light

Ibiza, Spain

The winter solstice occurred in the Northern hemisphere yesterday.

Crowds gathered at ‘Time and Space the Speed of Light’ on Cala Llentia, Ibiza, Spain. They were there to dance and celebrate in the rays of the setting sun and to witness the alignment of the shadows on the gold topped central column.

This major stone structure is the 51st land art structure in the ‘Rhythms of Life’ land art project. A series of connected stone drawings on the earth which span the globe and are visible from space.

Watch a brief film about the making of ‘Time and Space the Speed of Light’

WA Museum

smoke cleansing ceremony

In 2020 together with APP (Aboriginal Productions and Promotions) CM Film Productions produced videos that screen in. The spectacular new WA Museum in the Perth Cultural Centre Boola Bardip.  

Smoking ceremony (York 2021)

An Aboriginal name  Boola Bardip means ‘many stories’ in Noongar language.

The name recognises that the museum sits on Whadjuk Noongar land, and honours the cultural heritage of Australia’s First Peoples.  

The Sweet Art of Janice Wong

Internationally renowned dessert queen and artist Janice Wong takes us on a journey of inspiration through Asia to create some of the most incredible edible art pieces in the world.

The Sweet Art of Janice Wong is in pre-production. 

Revisiting “The Rich Tradition”

In 1985, Elisabeth Luard published European Peasant Cookery: the Rich Tradition to great acclaim. It rapidly became a go-to book for cooks, food lovers and critics, and was followed in the early 1990s by a television series, titled The Rich Tradition, based on the book, directed by Carmelo Musca of CM Film Productions.

Talking of Food is pleased to stream the series to coincide with the publishing of a revised, expanded and updated edition of European Peasant Cookery.

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Carluccio’s 6 Seasons

Carluccio’s Corroboree

Antonio Carluccio and Richard Walley

6×30 TV Series

carluccios Corroboree

A journey into the outback, into culture, into country and a modern take on indigenous foods.

Antonio Carluccio is one of the most well known and respected cooks in the television world. He teams up with Australian Indigenous elder, actor, dancer, musician, television presenter, Richard Walley.

Richard takes Antonio on a journey of discovery into Noongar country the south-west corner of Western Australia. One of the largest bio diversity areas in the world. Here they learn about indigenous history, culture, art, music, the land, language, sustainability and the food.

Antonio will take these ingredients and put his own special take on them. Kangaroo, Dhufish, Marron, Emu, wild duck, wild honey, wild pig, oysters, scallops, lobster and mussels. Plus wild seeds, berries and plants, to name but a few.

Along the way, Richard will introduce Carluccio to local characters who will accompany them on their quest. They’ll hunt and fish, and gather wild plants and experience a corroboree by a fire in the clean, crisp, clear star-filled night.

Real Aussie food with an Italian twist – I can’t wait!

Collision Course

collision Course

Collision Course, A CM Film Production video installation project co-directed by Carmelo Musca and Garry Stewart, featuring a series of bodies colliding in extreme slow motion, has continued to tour Australia as part of Experimenta Recharge: The 6th International Biennial of Media Art.

It is currently being exhibited at The Lock Up in Newcastle, NSW, and will then move onto The Block in Brisbane, QLD.

Collision Course is also being screened at the Frankston Arts Centre in Victoria during August.

This unique and compelling video work features over 100 sports people and dancers drawn from the community in Perth, Western Australia.

Collision Course CM Film Productions

collision Course

Collision Course Screenings

Cube 37 – Cube Gallery street front

3 August – 30 August
From Dusk
Free. Duration 33 minutes

Collision Course is a study in movement produced by Australian Dance Theatre in collaboration with CM Film Productions (Perth).

Based on a concept developed by Australian Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director – Garry Stewart, the work features 48 extreme slow motion collisions between dancers, boxers, martial artists, gymnasts, football players and street culture enthusiasts.

The high-speed video, used to capture the collisions, manipulates time and perception through slowing down movement to such an enormous degree so that the smallest gesture becomes monumental. In each collision we witness in vivid detail the reconfiguration of faces, limbs and bodies as they collide against each other with impact.

The enormous elasticity of the body’s flesh and collagen is well beyond what can be perceived in real time but via this medium we are drawn into the secret world of the physics of our bodies in full flight and under stress

Credits

Concept – Garry Stewart
Direction – Garry Stewart & Carmelo Musca
Choreographer – Garry Stewart
Co-Choreographer – Claudia Alessi
Director of Photography – Torstein Dyrting, ACS