CALL OUT: PERFORMERS FOR SWEATING THE FOUNDATIONS

Posted on: August 29th, 2018

ABOUT THE WORK

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

Throughout the festival 110% (Kieran Bryant, Beth Dillon and Lachlan Herd) become the foremen of worksite whose sculptural forms mimic the architecture of Carriageworks. Recreating these columns in soft, viscous and pliable materials, they are deftly tended by shifts of performing workers whose pyrrhic actions make a camp comment on art and immaterial labour.

 

ABOUT 110%

110% is the collaborative practice of Kieran Bryant, Beth Dillon and Lachlan Herd. We are three emerging artists who create site-responsive works of live performance, video, installation and sculpture. Our collective is currently based between Australia and Switzerland.

Our collaboration stems from the intimacy and playfulness of friendship, and continues to grow through conversation, humour, and mutual care. Our practice has developed from a shared interest in amateur choreographies of the body in space; the aesthetics of uniformed labour; and modes of hosting and participation in performance. Previous works have investigated competitive cultures of positive thinking; explored the relationship between art appreciation and the pursuit of leisure; tested the dynamics of artist-audience relationships; and considered the impact of long- distance separation on collaborative practice and motivation. 110% often stage interventions that play with the presentation of performance in festival, fair and gallery contexts. These interventions may take the form of an interruption, an invitation, an oasis, a sweaty mess.

 

WHO WE NEED

We are looking for performers to activate Sweating the Foundations in 4-hours performance shifts across the festival, 18 – 28 October 2018.

This opportunity would suit individuals who:

  • Are comfortable performing in front of an audience, and have experience in performative or live art practices.
  • Are interested in exploring movement and materiality, and are comfortable working with wet and messy materials such as foam or clay.
  • Who are able to stand and perform light or medium intensity tasks for up to 3 hrs at a time
  • Who are interested in working collaboratively with 110% and the other volunteer performers to devise performance material for Sweating the Foundations.

 

COMMITMENT

Performers will be able to commit and attend the following sessions:

  • One 4 hour induction session, in the week 17 September. In this session you will be a chance to meet 110% and the other performers, a preliminary costume fitting, a discussion of the project themes, exploration of installation materials, and some movement exercises.
  • One 4 hour rehearsal on the weekend prior to the festival, 13 or 14 October
  • Two – Three 4 hour performance shifts during the festival period, 18 – 28 October 2018

 

APPLICATIONS

If you’re interested in applying for this role follow the link below to supply some further information and indicate your availability.

Applications close midnight, 10 September 2018.

APPLY NOW

 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Tickets to Liveworks festival performances
  • Experience devising and performing in a contemporary art context
  • Skills in artistic collaboration
  • Invitations to all Liveworks networking events, with festival artists and international delegates
  • A letter of reference from Performance Space outlining your contribution to Liveworks 2018

 

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about the role or the application process please contact:

Tulleah Pearce
Program Manager
+612 8571 9114
tulleah@performancespace.com.au