LIVEWORKS 2017 | TREE OF KNOWLEDGE


PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE

THURS 19 OCT, 7:30PM
FRI 20 OCT, 7:30PM
SAT 21 OCT, 2PM & 7:30PM
SUN 22 OCT, 5:30PM

 

Acclaimed Indigenous artist Christian Thompson presents Tree of Knowledge: a rich solo performance that transforms dreams, memories and aspirations into surreal gestures, invoking a world where tradition, pop culture and media continually collide.

Bringing together song, spoken word, sculpture, video and movement, Tree of Knowledge draws on Thompson’s own personal biography as well as a wide palette of references—from pop music to contemporary art and cultural practices. Tree of Knowledge is a rare opportunity to witness Thompson’s live performance practice in full effect: a startling, humorous and confronting insight into contemporary Indigenous reality (and fantasy).

Lead Artist

Christian Thompson

Dramaturg

Clare Britton

 

Tree of Knowledge contains adult themes, strobe lights, and haze. Recommended for ages 13+. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted. Duration of 45 minutes.
19 October, 7:30PM – AUSLAN interpreted performance. See our accessibility page for more information.

 

 

  • LIVEWORKS CONVERSATIONS

     

    CHRISTIAN THOMPSON IN CONVERSATION WITH CLOTHILDE BULLEN
    SUN 22 OCT, 3:00 – 4:00PM

     

    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.

     

     

  • Christian Thompson is represented by Michael Reid, Sydney + Berlin and Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.

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