Teik-Kim Pok

Mentor

Teik-Kim Pok's practice has traversed experimental performance, artist development and arts education.
His live art has manifested in interactive-durational-public performances, These quasi-therapy works Kino Klinik, where audiences enter a short-life-coaching session that is blended with film analysis (gently retro-citing Jung 101 through Joseph Campbell's notion of the hero's journey) and Karaoke Massage. On-screen, he has appeared as the titular character in Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites, a feature film by Platon Theodoris who won a Director's Choice Award at the Sydney Underground Film Festival in 2015.

His most recent stint has been in Playwriting Australia, the national company for new play development, constructing access, mentoring pathways and eventual production opportunities for playwrights who work sit outside the dominant Anglo/European model. Formerly a committee member of CAAP (Contemporary Asian Australian Performance) and with whom he collaborated on Lotus, an initiative focused on enabling the production of Asian-Australian theatre-makers on the Australian mainstage.

He was a regular contributor to RealTime, one of Australia's leading contemporary performing arts journals for 25 years and has recently graduated from NIDA's inaugural MFA Cultural Leadership cohort (2016 - 2018).