Audio and Video performative work by Naomi Foyle and collaborators
ASTRA Theatrical Trailer and Mini-Documentary
‘ASTRA Theatrical Trailer’, directed by Raven Kaliana, is a one minute video introducing the multimedia theatre piece ASTRA, based on The Gaia Chronicles by Naomi Foyle. The trailer features footage of table-top and shadow puppets designed and built by Raven Kaliana, reviewer quotes from Reviews Hub and Fringe Review, and interview footage with Voice Actress/Singer Susanna Paisio. An Arts Council England funded production.
‘At the Heart of ASTRA’ is a six minute video documentary on the making of the multimedia theatre piece ASTRA, featuring footage of table-top and shadow puppets designed and built by Raven Kaliana, and interviews with (in order of appearance) writer/producer Naomi Foyle, director/puppet maker Raven Kaliana, theatre critic Simon Jenner, puppeteer Gun Suen, voice actress/singer Susanna Paisio, puppeteer Sara Guedes, voice actor Cornelia Colman and Community Outreach Officer Ümit Öztürk. An Arts Council England funded production.
Spoken Word Audio and Videos
Johnny Boyfriend is an audio piece by Naomi Foyle, featuring a reading from her debut novel Seoul Survivors, with music by Richard Miles. 9 mins 30sec.
Urban Pillow is the spoken word/electronica duo Naomi Foyle and Richard Miles.
‘Forgive the Rain’ (34’33”). Featuring poems by Rumi and Naomi Foyle and recordings of zippers and steam engines (1997).
‘Not Quite Arrived’ (5’19”). From the limited edition CD Aphrodite’s Answering Machine (2003), a prose-poem about transience and vulnerability, inspired by Lady Godiva, Nico’s passport (‘No Fixed Address’), an elegant Montreal squatter, and a cocktail bar in Seoul.
‘Good Definition’ (3’41”). From Aphrodite’s Answering Machine, a spot of Anglo-Saxon up-frontery . . . also available in The Night Pavilion, and as a videopoem on Vimeo here.
‘Liberties’ (3’16”). Two libertines in a Montreal railyard meet Jean Genet and a pack of stray dogs. A shaggy ink cap story from Aphrodite’s Answering Machine.