My course of microdosing spanned over the course of 30 days. I dosed on three-day intervals, microdosing one day and having two days off before my next dose. The dosage ranged from 6 to 12 drops of a 15mL vial that contained one dissolved tab of LSD. At work I was increasingly motivated to plough through menial tasks, children’s poor behaviour and general shittiness didn’t bring me down. I was finally content at work.
There’s a paradox driving mateship. “Have a drink, mate” – a gesture of openness, an invitation to enter sanctioned male spaces, to participate in heavily coded male behaviour. But simultaneously, as the “first commandment” of a culture of “aggressive hospitality” and “virile togetherness,” as described in the Preface to the film’s script
Someone gives you 5k, but you have 24 hours to spend it. What do you spend it on?
People costumes for my dogs and a 3 day pass to Dreamworld. Anything left over goes into cryptos with funny names.
My work for Yeah Nah Yeah will look at a modern pilgrimage, something that will take the audience on a journey. I think through creating a contemplative work, I want people to instinctively feel and think whatever emotions or thoughts comes naturally to them. I don’t want the audience to think about it too much.
I’ve been listening to a lot of dance music lately with more techy elements so if there’s a chance to play some of that I will too. Hopefully it will be music that will make you want to dance
I guess the concept of art or creativity in general is what drives me. I have always been amazed by what people come up with their minds, and how it evolves. And a lot of times, the art becomes greater than the artist behind it.
The beautiful hiss of an opening beer rings out as we sit on the back verandah of Chris Blancato’s home studio in Kellyville. The verandah which used to overlook five acres of serene Australian bushland now has a cul-de-sac about 5 metres away.
Within my main medium, theatre, there is a role to make people confront the topics they don’t want to see, listen or address. As an artist, I believe its my job to do that.
Love the idea of getting a tattoo? Not sure what you want? Need some inspiration. We asked street artist hobie (Holly Bourne) to make some flashes to provide you with some inspiration.
We are living in a time where systems of power are becoming increasingly resistant from moving in a rational direction, and becoming irrevocably committed to their ignorant and outdated ideologies.
Love the idea of getting a tattoo? Not sure what you want? Need some inspiration. We asked tattoo artist George Gacsay to make some flashes to provide you with some inspiration.
My advise to young and inspiring artist is to keep your head down and work. Ultimately art is like most other fields, it requires persistence and practice.
Your art looks like scenes that has come straight from a children’s picture book - are there any shows or books from your childhood which inspire you?
I wouldn’t say consciously but I loved monsters and spooky things from a very young age. I loved the Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda, and one time the illustrator from it came to my primary school and showed us how he did the art and I remember thinking it was really cool. I also really loved cartoons like Rocko’s Modern Life and Ren and Stimpy, where the animation was bright and over the top but really weird and unsettling at the same time.
Bin Juice can blow your mind in the most chill way possible. They're instrumental jams are tasteful and they've got hooks that are smooth like butter. We got to have a chat to the boys to find out more about their latest record Watermellon.