On the Couch with Glitta Supernova

Glitta-Supernova-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Glitta Supernova?
Is a Creative Director & Co-Founder of The Naughty Noodle Fun Haus – the Central Coast’s home for multi-arts and discourse. I am also a Producer, Performance Artist, Community Maker & Culture Shaker who’s mad for her 3 poodles and 4 chooks.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I am living my best fantasy realness right now. I am exactly where I need and want to to be right now. If I could do “anything” different it would be more time for frolicking with the Poodles on the beach, and some more romance down time with my human soul mate.

Who inspires you and why?
I am more inspired by what’s around me, by nature and our environment which fills me with the energy to keep creating and the strength to keep going even when faced with adversity. It’s been an interesting year. I have always been aware of arts and cultures power to change the world and part of my own interests and work are in the flipside that is offering satirical responses to human’s faults greed, political posturing, power and control as well as pushing back on stereotype’s and forced roles.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Working in regional Australia, just 60 minutes from Sydney, it’s been incredible to be pushed and guided forward by our community, supported by innovators, local business, global corporates for challenging perceptions of what our region is capable of delivering and putting our best foot forward. I am taking it a day at a time, and have been continually pushing the envelope for change with my Performance Activism as a performer for over 20 years. Change is slow and it’s a tough job to keep banging on about the same old stuff. Just when you think the work has been done, you step into a new bubble… If we are all living and expressing our truths, not following the matrix ideal expectation and most importantly excepting each other’s difference the world would definitely be a more diverse, balanced and better place.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Cuba in 2006 – it was the last year Fidel Castro was in power, first time I had seen a society existing not in the grip of global homogenized consumerism. Billboards of positive affirmations on the power of our minds being our most powerful weapons were on display on the streets, and it was still a little bit untouched by tourism.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I live in a small coastal town on the Central Coast NSW called Umina Beach and I have nicknamed the town Umina Vagina (its actually taken off). I am in talks to higher power about making a tourist attraction of a Big Vagina – so next time you’re in town let’s do tea & scones there. I back onto the bush (pun intended) and we all swim in the salt water pool and sometimes bush walk so also pack your bikini & hiking shoes.

What are you currently reading?
Right now, my chairside table is stacked with all the blockbuster Business & Leadership books like Dare to Lead, Radical Candor and Getting More – I have been in a professional Development & Mentorship program for Social Enterprise Entrepreneurs with Sefa and The Macquarie Group. I have been using only the creative side of the brain my entire life & now as lead of an organization, I am deep in learnings about the leadership, culture and the enterprise side of the creative world and it’s really expanding my brain, challenging and pushing me forward in a creative business kind of way. From meeting punks to politicians and creatives to CEO’s – it’s like learning a new language to deliver the same message and dream, I am getting heaps out of these learnings and eating it all up.

What are you currently listening to?
I am Deep in Disco most days and I have a health recommendation warning: if you listen to disco regularly its good for your mental health. It’s my positive affirmation.

Happiness is?
The simpler my life is the happier I am.

What does the future hold for you?
Continual evolution is all I live for: constant change and I never really know where it will take me. I get continually surprised when I land there. Always pinch myself… I live in the present, what an adventure!

Glitta Supernova joins Neville Williams Boney and Miss Tree in SLIPSTREAM – an experimental storytelling fusion of Dance, Cabaret, Performance Art & Theatre – presented as part of the Melbourne Fringe Digital Program: 18 – 22 November 2020. For more information, visit: www.melbournefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Glitta Supernova (supplied)