LIVEWORKS 2017 | HELPING HAND

PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE, AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THURS 19 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM
FRI 20 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM
SAT 21 OCT, 10AM-2PM & 6:30PM-10:30PM 
SUN 22 OCT, 4:30PM-8:30PM
WED 25 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM
THURS 26 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM

FRI 27 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM
SAT 28 OCT, 10AM-2PM & 6:30PM-10:30PM 
SUN 29 OCT, 4:30PM-8:30PM

 

“Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me
And the entire human race…”
– Michael Jackson

In this de-centered, social mediatised time, what can it mean to engage with politics through a live, in-the-flesh encounter with someone else—a stranger even? Are we still likely to feed into our own cultural and political bubble or can we explore our politics with someone who is positioned somewhere else from ourselves?

Helping Hand is a series of performances throughout Liveworks where Aotearoa (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.

 

Lead Artist
Mark Harvey

 

 

 

  • LIVEWORKS CONVERSATIONS

     

    MARK HARVEY AN JEN JAMIESON IN CONVERSATION
    WITH JESS OLIVIERI

    SAT 28 OCT, 1:00 – 2:00PM

     

    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.

     

     

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    Image: Mark Harvey, Three Stages to Turqoisation Blue Oyster Gallery, 2016. Photograph: Chloe Geoghegan

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