ACCESSIBILITY

We’re dedicated to making Liveworks an accessible and inclusive event for all! In 2018 we’ve continued our commitment to accessibility and included Auslan interpreted performances, Tactile Tours, Audio Described works and Kinaesthetic Tours.

Download an accessible copy of our program.

If you have any questions, feedback or would like any information in another format, please don’t hesitate to contact us on:
+61 2 8571 9111
access@performancespace.com.au

 

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WORKS

All of the works in Liveworks are wheelchair accessible with the exception of Rest Area, which is a site-specific work. If you would like to attend these works please contact our team to discuss your access requirements.

If you would like to book accessible seating to one of the works in the festival please contact our team at least 24 hours before the session using the details above.

 

AUSLAN INTERPRETED WORKS

Liveworks Opening
18 Oct, 6pm onwards

Working With Children | Nicola Gunn
20 Oct, 7pm

Imagine a woman who works with children, but has a secret she’s incredibly ashamed of. Now imagine a man who works with children, but says and does things in private he wouldn’t want made public. Created by internationally-acclaimed performance artist Nicola Gunn (Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, Liveworks 2016), Working With Children explores the moral and ethical minefield of working with children, and the moral ambiguities it raises. This trailblazing new performance is filled with Gunn’s distinctive humour and unflinching social commentary.

Commissioned and originally produced by Melbourne Theatre Company and supported by CAMPO

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AUDIO DESCRIBED WORKS

Uncanny Valley Girl (preview performance) | Angela Goh
17 Oct, 6pm

The fembot—hybrid of woman and machine—embodies our deepest anxieties. Our dread of being destroyed by technology becomes more horrific when feminised, as though our ultimate fear is not only the rise of the machine, but the rising up of the female body. Uncanny Valley Girl, by trailblazing Sydney artist Angela Goh, merges live performance, text, and a razor sharp soundtrack to reclaim the fembot icon and imagine it anew.

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High Performance Packing Tape | Branch Nebula
25 Oct, 7pm

In High Performance Packing Tape, celebrated Australian company Branch Nebula employ readymade materials—stationery and disposable hardware items—to place performer Lee Wilson in a series of mind-bending planes and predicaments. The tension of cheap materials pushed to breaking point, inevitable equipment failure, and imminent physical demise lead to horrific scenarios. Safety and wellbeing are de-prioritised in new and liberating ways. High Performance Packing Tape faces fear, self preservation and risk management to create enthralling new possibilities for physical performance.

Commissioned by Performance Space

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Circles of Fire: The Amphitheatre | John A Douglas
26 Oct, 8pm

The sweeping final act of Circles of Fire is an extraordinary dialogue between body and screen. John A Douglas performs a dramatic physical score that reveals the resilience and fragility of the medical patient. Set to a supernatural soundtrack by Justin Ashworth, this final performance traces the full narrative arc of John’s transplant experience.

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TACTILE & KINESTHETIC TOURS

Uncanny Valley Girl | Angela Goh
17 Oct, 5pm

The fembot—hybrid of woman and machine—embodies our deepest anxieties. Our dread of being destroyed by technology becomes more horrific when feminised, as though our ultimate fear is not only the rise of the machine, but the rising up of the female body. Uncanny Valley Girl, by trailblazing Sydney artist Angela Goh, merges live performance, text, and a razor sharp soundtrack to reclaim the fembot icon and imagine it anew.

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Sweating The Foundations | 110%
27 Oct, 3pm

Drawing on Carriageworks’ industrial history, 110% rezone the precinct’s public space as a site of active art vocation. Unfolding throughout Liveworks, this parasitic performance installation creates porous and leaky architectural forms that receive ongoing support and attention from highly disciplined workers. Come and wander the wetness as 110% sweat the foundations of minimal sculpture and reimagine the practice of collaborative labour.

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