LIVEWORKS 2017


FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ART
19 - 29 OCTOBER 2017

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN EXPERIMENTAL ART AT LIVEWORKS!

Explore an awe-inspiring program of contemporary art from across Australia and the Asia Pacific as Liveworks consumes Carriageworks from the 19th to the 29th of October.

In 2017 we present our most ambitious program to date with an incredible line up of international and Australian premieres. Across two weeks experience extraordinary new contemporary art – fall in love, wrestle with politics, face the future, unearth distant memories, get freaky with household appliances and flock across Sydney.

Throughout the festival we’re giving you the chance to head behind the scenes and find out more about the artist’s process in our series of workshops, lectures and conversations. Learn theoretical and practical skills from the artists, educators and collaborators of the festival.

Liveworks is your chance to #getexperimental and try something new. Dive into the program and discover a world of wild experiences.

 

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  • RHETORICAL CHORUS | AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE
    19 – 22 OCTOBER

    Inspired by a chance encounter with the legendary American conceptual artist Lawrence Wiener, Rhetorical Chorus brings together a choir, PowerPoint projection, spoken text and choreography to subtly unravel the myths and methods of the 20th Century male artist.

     

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  • CARRION | JUSTIN SHOULDER
    25 – 28 OCTOBER

    Seemingly alone in a vast, strange world, Carrion wanders through an archaeological site uncovering objects. As Carrion’s journey unfolds, we glimpse startling new truths about simulation, consumption and worship in our age of excess and acceleration.

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  • TREE OF KNOWLEDGE | CHRISTIAN THOMPSON
    19 – 22 OCTOBER

    Acclaimed Indigenous artist Christian Thompson presents Tree of Knowledge: a rich solo performance that transforms dreams, memories and aspirations into surreal gestures, invoking a world where tradition, pop culture and media continually collide.

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  • 7 WAYS | GEUMHYUNG JEONG
    25 & 26 OCTOBER

    In seven peculiar “duets” with mundane objects (ranging from household appliances to mannequins), Jeong bestows a bizarre and disconcerting life to the inanimate through intense and risky interaction with her own body. Combining dance, puppetry, and a technical mastery of theatrical conventions, the result is a moving choreography of the body and mind.

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  • OIL PRESSURE VIBRATOR | GEUMHYUNG JEONG
    28 & 29 OCTOBER

    In this unique performance lecture, Geumhyung Jeong tells us of the subject of her desire – an industrial excavator. This is a work that ventures into uncharted waters, fearlessly exploring the complexities of sexuality.

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  • LET’S MAKE LOVE | JEN JAMIESON
    19 – 29 OCTOBER

    In a screen-saturated world where time and eye contact are in short supply Let’s Make Love offers a chance to tune into your own biology and take a moment to pause. Opening with a hug and propelled by conversation, Jamieson offers a controlled experiment for generating the feeling that makes the world go around. So come on…let’s make love!

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  • THE FUTURE LEAKS OUT
    19 – 29 OCTOBER

    Responding to a sense of living on borrowed time, this exhibition explores visions of potential futures from artists investigating excess, environmental degradation, and strategies for adaptation and survival. The artists each look to the present as a transitional time where new and empathic ways of engaging with the world are emerging, but dystopia and destruction appear more and more likely.

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  • AEON | LZ DUNN
    19 – 22 OCTOBER

    Taking place in Sydney’s vast outdoor spaces, where the social and natural worlds merge and collide, Aeon is a listening tour, a physical journey, and an experiment in group dynamics. Aeon takes its audiences on an extended walk set to a mesmeric score by acclaimed Brisbane composer Lawrence English.

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  • HELPING HAND | MARK HARVEY
    19 – 29 OCTOBER

    A series of performances where New Zealand artist Mark Harvey explores and exchanges different modes of politics with punters and passers-by. Inviting audiences to crawl, lie down, wrestle or stroll with him, you will find Harvey all over Carriageworks throughout the festival, ready to engage in conversation and action, and bringing a fresh perspective to even the most immovable political issues of our time.

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  • THE SECOND WOMAN |
    NAT RANDALL & COLLABORATORS

    20 – 21 OCTOBER

    In an epic feat of endurance, Nat Randall performs a single scene inspired by John Cassavetes’ 1977 film Opening Night, on repeat for 24 continuous hours. Starring opposite Randall are 100 different men who range in age, background and acting ability. Each scene is captured on camera and projected live alongside the staged performance.

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  • THIS HERE. LAND | LABANINO
    19 – 22 OCTOBER

    As we lose our memory, are we losing our history? How do we personally cope with political trauma or social upheaval? What stays within us, and what are the consequences of forgetting? This Here. Land investigates the turbulent histories of the Philippines and Australia, from colonisation to dictatorships, natural disasters and class warfare.

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  • CORPONOMY | EISA JOCSON
    22 OCTOBER

    A new performance lecture that reflects on entertainment, labour and fantasy-production that drive Jocson’s work. From pole dancing to macho dancing; from hostess to princess studies, Jocson’s performances unpack identity and gender formation, seduction politics and Filipino social mobility.

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  • RINGO | TETSUYA UMEDA
    25 – 28 OCTOBER

    Osaka-based artist Tetsuya Umeda creates dynamic environments with architectural structures, sound and light. His mesmerising and surprising performances produce intricate soundscapes and musical compositions through live experiments with everyday tools and scraps, re-purposed machines and electronics.

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  • DAY FOR NIGHT
    28 OCTOBER

    Beginning as a series of entrancing performance and video works that unfold over the afternoon, Day for Night slowly but surely evolves into Sydney’s most spectacular queer art party, meshing together the performance space and the dancefloor under the musical genius of legendary Sydney DJs Stereogamous.

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RETURN TO ESCAPE FROM WOOMERA

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100 KEYBOARDS

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SWEATING THE FOUNDATIONS

  THURS 18 – SAT 28 OCT   Drawing on Carriageworks’ industrial history, 110% rezone the precinct’s public… Read More

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Last year Performance Space invited you to fall in love at Liveworks, in the one-on-one performance Let’s Make Love… Read More

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REST AREA

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