LIVEWORKS 2017 | CONVERSATIONS
PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE
The Liveworks Conversations are a forum for the culturally curious to explore the ideas and processes behind the works of the festival. Join our artists for an exchange of ideas and stories, as they reflect on their works and discuss the themes, inspirations and influences that inform them.
SAT 21 OCT, 12:30PM
AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNEKE JASPERS
Join Anneke Jaspers (Curator, Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales) in conversation with Agatha Gothe-Snape to discuss the creation of Gothe-Snape’s ambitious performance Rhetorical Chorus. Themes of collaborative practice, circulation and consumption of knowledge, and the rhetoric surrounding the ‘male genius’ trope in contemporary art all form part of Rhetorical Chorus, providing rich foundations for discussion.
SAT 21 OCT, 2:30PM
LZ DUNN IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNAMARIE JAGOSE
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.
SUN 22 OCT, 2:00PM
LABANINO IN CONVERSATION WITH CAROLINE WAKE
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Australian and Filipino artists of cross-cultural collective LabAnino in conversation with researcher, archivist and UNSW Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, Caroline Wake. Cultural memory, contemporary performance, politics and the archive intersect in LabAnino’s new performance work This Here. Land, forming strong connections with Wake’s research into theatre and migration, performed oral history and the cultural afterlives of performance.
SUN 22 OCT, 3:00PM
CHRISTIAN THOMPSON IN CONVERSATION WITH CLOTHILDE BULLEN
Clothilde Bullen, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Exhibitions and Collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art, joins internationally acclaimed artist Christian Thompson for this conversation about his mesmerising live performance Tree of Life. Thompson’s work is centred on themes of identity, cultural hybridity and history, and this conversation will delve into the layered artistic references, legacies and cultures that inform the performance.
SAT 28 OCT, 1:00PM
MARK HARVEY AND JEN JAMIESON IN CONVERSATION WITH JESS OLIVIERI
Let’s Make Love by Jen Jamieson and Helping Hand by Mark Harvey are intimate performance projects that unsettle our assumptions about interpersonal relationships, politics and mental health in a time of rampant screen-based addiction. Join Jess Olivieri (Creative Producer of Contemporary Performance at Campbelltown Arts Centre) in conversation with Jen Jamieson and Mark Harvey, unpacking the common themes that emerge from both artists’ work, and situating their experimental performance practices more broadly within the local and international contemporary arts landscape.
SAT 28 OCT, 4:00PM
THE FUTURE LEAKS OUT FLOOR TALK WITH TULLEAH PEARCE
Join the curator and artists of The Future Leaks Out for a floor talk that gives first-hand insight into the themes of the exhibition, and the driving concerns of these contemporary artworks. Join in on speculative discussions that assess our current political climate and forecast the futures we are building for ourselves.
SUN 29 OCT, 4:00PM
JUSTIN SHOULDER IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFF KHAN
Performance Space Artistic Director Jeff Khan joins prolific Sydney performance artist Justin Shoulder for a conversation about his major new work Carrion, which makes its world premiere in Liveworks this year. Carrion draws on queer and cross-cultural mythologies to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Long-time collaborators, Shoulder and Khan will discuss Shoulder’s working process and the ideas of nature, artifice, technology, climate change and humanity that underpin this new work.
SUN 29 OCT, 5:00PM
NAT RANDALL, ANNA BRECKON AND E.O. GILL IN CONVERSATION WITH LAUREN CARROLL HARRIS
Lauren Carroll Harris is a researcher, writer and artist with extensive expertise in the intersection of film, performance and visual art. Hear Lauren in conversation with The Second Woman artists Nat Randall, Anna Breckon and E.O. Gill, discussing prominent themes of feminism, contemporary culture, women’s melodrama, romance, queer performance and female domesticity.
LIVEWORKS 2017 | CORPONOMY
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