LISTEN TO LIVEWORKS 2018

We’re turning back time and diving into the depths of conversations held at Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art in 2018!

Pour yourself a cuppa, open Soundcloud and discover a selection of creative conversations dissecting creative process, exploring artistic practice and providing insight into the ideas that shaped the works in last year’s festival.

Each week we’ll release two conversations featuring festival artists reflecting on their works and discussing the themes, 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 Sarah Reeves (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences), this multidisciplinary conversation examined how science and art grapple with the troubling concept of infinity.

    Supported by Inspiring Australia NSW and MAAS

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  • NICOLA GUNN IN CONVERSATION WITH VALLEJO GANTNER

     

    New York-based Australian curator and producer Vallejo Gantner joined 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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  • 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: The Amphitheatre examines the lived experience of chronic illness through the lens of cinema and science fiction. Hear the incredible stories of life, death and extreme travel that inform this remarkable work.

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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. After 11 years as a solo work, this intimate and  moving performance is now translated across the bodies of multiple performers. Performance Space Artistic Director Jeff Khan and SJ Norman discuss the ethics of intimacy and the continuing resonance of this simple yet profound work.

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  • BRANCH NEBULA IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANCES BARRETT
    Released on Soundcloud 6pm, 22 March 2019

     

    United by an interest in breaking physical limits, Lee Wilson, Mirabelle Wouters and Mickie Quick 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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  • ANGELA GOH IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNA DAVIS
    Released on Soundcloud 6pm, 22 March 2019

     

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

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  • KEYNOTE LECTURE: CURATING CONTEXTS WITH ONG KENG SEN
    Released on Soundcloud 6pm, 29 March 2019

     

    Visionary artist, curator and festival director, Ong Keng Sen delivers the 2018 Liveworks Keynote Lecture. Known for his transformative Artistic Directorships of TheatreWorks (Singapore) and the Singapore International Festival of Arts, as well as his groundbreaking work as a performance maker and theatre director, Ong’s approach to interdisciplinary and cultural performance has been a leading influence shaping how Asia-Pacific practice is received internationally.

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  • BERNICE MUMBULLA, KASSIDY WATERS, LIAM KEENAN, SARA KHAN, SONYA HOLOWELL AND TAREE SANSBURY IN CONVERSATION WITH NARDI SIMPSON
    Released on Soundcloud 6pm, 29 March 2019

     

    Six of New South Wales’ deadliest early career First Nations artists come together following a series of intensive development workshops sharing their experiences, processes and challenges as Aboriginal artists and arts practitioners today. The open discussion was facilitated by Yuwaaalarayy singer, writer and performer, Nardi Simpson in conversation with the BAK artists – Bernice Mumbulla, Kassidy Waters, Liam Keenan, Sara Khan, Sonya Holowell and Taree Sansbury.

    Supported by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Create NSW

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