Live Performance Art

Performed at Dancehouse Melbourne Fringe Fesival

Created and performed by Lauren Simmonds
Live sound artist: Ryan Granger
Production and lighting: Luke
Consultation and Mentoring: Jill Orr
Technical assistants: Mijo Biscan, Jane Jervis-Read and Briony Barr

Flashlight is a live artwork akin to a game of hide and seek between audience and performer. Exploring the theme of transformation through an ever changing and shifting form, this work is literally a shedding of skin, of removing layers to reveal the unseen. Lauren uses her body and materials in a process of both creating and destroying, the process of evolution.


All photography by Theresa Harrison aside from three photos featuring the bubbles by Jillian Farrar.

Video by Umbershoot

A special thank you to Jill Orr whose generosity, time, critical eye and support has assisted in the development of this work. Thank you to Eva Gaitatzis for her constant, dedicated and enduring belief in me and that art matters.

Thank you to all the kind and generous people who pledged to my pozible campaign to make this show a reality.

I would like to acknowledge NAVA’s support: ‘The Australian Artists’ Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.”