Zaimon Vilmanis

About artist

A long standing professional, Zaimon has performed for Random Dance Company (UK), Attic Dance Company (UK), Expressions Dance Company (AUS) and Leigh Warren and Dancers (AUS).

He emerged as an Independent Artist in 2009, with “Forgotten Interlude” a collaboration with Liz Vilmanis and has since represented Australia at the 2011-International Young Choreographers Project in Taiwan.

Alongside his individual practice, he and Liz began the “A Likely Distrust Project” (ALDP) to investigate their joint collaborative practice propelled by the seed idea of “(Dis)trust”. Through ALDP they devised structures to collaborate more effectively with new artists. ALDP’s first phase utilised a “Fresh Ground” residency at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (JWCoCA) with photographer, Ryadan Jeavons. Zaimon and Liz formed “Prying Eye” in 2012 and continued the ALDP through a PowerLab Residency (Brisbane Powerhouse) which revealed the concept for their new work, “White Porcelain Doll”, premiering at the JWCoCA Performance Space this July. Prying Eye are currently Fresh Ground residents at JWCoCA.

Prying Eye many collaborative commissions have included Jazz improvisation trio, Feet Teeth (Resurfaced – Brisbane Festival), electronic singer and song writer, Donna Hewitt (Lady Electronica), and independent Opera, Outcast Performing Arts (Metromorphosis).

Zaimon’s vision is to use Prying Eye to create vivid and imaginative hybrid contemporary performance art, showcasing the company’s unique aesthetic, and challenging tougher social issues.