CONVERSATIONS

Each weekend of Liveworks join us for coffee and chat with the festival artists and a range of special guests. Liveworks Conversations will offer insights into the ideas and processes behind the works of the festival. Join our artists for an exchange of idea and stories, as they reflect on their works and discuss the theories, inspirations and influences that inform them.

 

  • SU WEN-CHI IN CONVERSATION WITH SARAH REEVES AND PROFESSOR GERAINT F LEWIS

    Su Wen-Chi’s work Infinity Minus One is an attempt to consider the vast scale of the universe. Joined by astrophysicist Professor Geraint F Lewis (Sydney University) and curator Dr Sarah Reeves (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences), this multidisciplinary conversation will examine how science and art grapple with the troubling concept of infinity.

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  • ANGELA GOH IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNA DAVIS

    Join Anna Davis (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art) in conversation with dancer and choreographer Angela Goh to discuss the creation of Goh’s ambitious performance Uncanny Valley Girl. Drawing on Goh’s research into the fembot, this conversation will unpack the intersections of the feminine body, art and technology.

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  • DANIEL KOK IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFF KHAN, RAFAEL BONACHELA AND ANTONY HAMILTON

    This special event brings together artists and Artistic Directors from Performance Space and Sydney Dance Company to explore new frontiers of interdisciplinary dance. Daniel Kok and Antony Hamilton have created new works that fuse dance with visual art, experimental sound and other media, which they will discuss with commissioners and curators Bonachela and Khan.

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  • NICOLA GUNN IN CONVERSATION WITH VALLEJO GANTNER

    New York-based Australian curator and producer Vallejo Gantner joins artist Nicola Gunn for a conversation about Working With Children, exploring Gunn’s unique research and creation process and the moral and ethical ambiguities tackled by this new experimental performance.

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  • RIANTO IN CONVERSATION WITH JUSINE SHIH PEARSON

    Rianto’s new performance Medium explores the traditional Indonesian cultural form of Lengger. In conversation with writer and dance academic Justine Shih Pearson, Rianto will unpack the social, political and spiritual complexities of uniting cultural material with contemporary performance.

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  • SJ NORMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFF KHAN

    Rest Area is the first solo work that SJ Norman created and it has been performed continuously since its inception 11 years ago. Originally performed by SJ, this intimate and moving work is now translated across the diverse bodies of multiple performers. Join Performance Space Artistic Director Jeff Khan and SJ Norman as they discuss the ethics of intimacy and the continuing resonance of this simple yet profound work.

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  • JOHN A DOUGLAS IN CONVERSATION WITH BEC DEAN

    Curator and academic Bec Dean brings her research in art and medicine to discuss John A Douglas’ multimedia work. Circles of Fire examines the lived experience of chronic illness through the lens of cinema and science fiction. Join us to hear the incredible stories of life, death and extreme travel that inform this remarkable work.

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  • BRANCH NEBULA IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANCES BARRETT

    United by an interest in breaking physical limits, Lee Wilson, Mirabelle Wouters and Mickie Quick will join artist and curator Frances Barrett to discuss endurance performance and bodily extremes. This conversation explores the precarious processes behind Branch Nebula’s work High Performance Packing Tape.

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