Concept, Set, Design, Choreography and Performance: Timothy Ohl
Conceptual Provocateur, Set and Design: Alejandro Rolandi
Choreography and Performance: Harrison Ritchie-Jones

During his Critical Path Illusions research residency with Alejandro Rolandi at UNSW, Timothy Ohl forged a new dialogue with Dr Juno Kim from UNSW's optical science and vision department. Based on experiments derived from optical illusions and the way the human brain interprets visual information, this showing aims to distill the process of illusion by demonstrating the many ways our perception can shift once we are immersed in a low light environment. Exhausting colour saturation, exposing positive and negative after-affects and channelling geometric inversions, Timothy continues to explore how images are perceived. By tiring retinal receptors, the audiences brain is deceived, enhancing their visual perception as they are guided through a self generating experience.

This session will be facilitated by TBC

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Venue: Dancehouse
Date/Time: FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 7pm
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes (with a facilitated post-showing discussion)
Bookings: FREE (bookings essential) BOOK NOW


Timothy Ohl is an independent artist based in Sydney incorporating theatre, dance, live music and visual art into most of his works. Sharing his personal, magnified, dark comedic poke at topical popular culture he aims to shine light on social fads that distract the human race, restraining us from each having and sharing our truthful personal views on "life". His physical practice investigates rhythm, timing, comic timing, accent and stillness using movement, text, body percussion, tap, voice and musical instruments to help generate stories with theatrics.

His research questions how to create illusionary effects in a live context, shifting audiences' perception with light, sound and the body in space. Performing professionally since 1997, Timothy has worked in collaboration with companies Force Majeure, KAGE, Australian Dance Theatre, Legs on the Wall, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc., Shaun Parker & Company, Stalker and choreographer Meryl Tankard. Timothy is also an accomplished Actor, Dancer, Acrobat, Singer and Writer and has been writing and performing his own work since 2006, notably 'King TV' which debuted at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2016 and Adelaide Fringe 2017. He was the winner of the 2010 Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer in Chunky Move's Mix Tape

Alejandro Rolandi is a Sydney based performance artist, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He works as dance and physical theatre instructor, choreographer and designer for many well-known Australian companies. Some of them include Legs on the Wall, Sydney Dance Company (PPY), NIDA, Opera Australia and Stalker Theatre.Alejandro has over 20 years of Contact Improvisation practice and teaches nationally and internationally since 2002.He is also an independent director who creates his own works through his physical theatre company Strings Attached. Alejandro has toured nationally and internationally through Asia, Europe and South America.

Harrison Ritchie-Jones graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in 2014 after being awarded with a Victorian College of the Arts Undergraduate Most Outstanding Creative Scholarship in 2013. He has worked with, and performed in creations by Ohad Naharin, Stephanie Lake, Graeme Murphy, Rebecca Hilton, Lucy Guerin, Phillip Adams, Prue Lang, Natalie Cursio, Shian Law, Rebecca Jenson, Lilian Steiner and Alice Heyward, in commissions by Chunky Move, Tasdance, Lucy Guerin Inc. and The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet. He has also performed in the frame of Ludwigshafen Pfalzbau (Germany), Pieces For Small Spaces at Lucy Guerin Inc. (Melbourne), and Murray White Room Gallery, (Melbourne).


Image credit: Kristina Chan


The first stage of this work was created via Critical Path and UNSW's Creative Practice Lab