LIVEWORKS 2017 | AEON
PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE, PERFORMING LINES & LZ DUNN
THURS 19 OCT, 6:30PM
FRI 20 OCT, 6:30PM
SAT 21 OCT, 6:30PM
SUN 22 OCT, 6:30PM
Online ticket sales for AEON close at 12 noon on the day of each performance. Tickets are unavailable at the door.
Since the 1980s computers have modelled the way birds flock, identifying three simple rules that govern their movement: separation, alignment and cohesion.
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. Premiering to acclaim at Dance Massive (Melbourne, March 2017), Aeon takes its audiences on an extended walk set to a mesmeric score by acclaimed Brisbane composer Lawrence English.
Drawing on scientific studies of bird flocking and ideas of queer ecology, Aeon invites us into a communal yet deeply personal experience and asks us to consider a new relationship to nature, and to each other. This subtle yet powerful performance creates a temporary community that awakens the imagination and gifts us with the soaring sensation of flight.
Concept & Lead Artist
This work does not take place at Carriageworks, it is staged in the vicinity of Sydney Park. Attendees will be contacted with the location of the work after booking.
Please note that latecomers will not be admitted, audience should arrive 15 minutes prior to the session.
Aeon is an outdoor work involving a significant amount of walking, potential nudity and an intense sound experience. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact our team at (02) 8571 9111.
Recommended for ages 15+. Unsuitable for babies or small children.
LZ DUNN IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNAMARIE JAGOSE
SAT 21 OCT, 2:30 – 3:30PM
Professor Annamarie Jagose is Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and is internationally renowned as a scholar in feminist studies, lesbian/gay studies and queer theory. Join Professor Annamarie Jagose in conversation with Aeon lead artist Lz Dunn, thinking queerly about politics and pleasure, nature and collectivity, agency and ethics.
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