LIVEWORKS CONVERSATIONS

The Liveworks Conversations are a forum for the culturally curious which explore the ideas and processes behind the works of the festival.

Join our artists for an exchange of ideas and stories, as they expand on their works and unravel the themes, inspirations and influences that inform their experimental projects.

 

  • Light, Motion and Energy: Ross Manning in Conversation with Jeff Khan

    Saturday 22 October, 11am

    Brisbane-based artist Ross Manning works across a truly awe-inspiring array of disciplines, from kinetic sculptures to sound performances and beyond. In this conversation with Jeff Khan (Performance Space), Manning discusses some of the research and process behind making his monumental new commission Melody Lines for the Carriageworks public space. From scientific papers on human perception to 20th-Century poetry, Manning will offer a rare and intimate insight into his creative process, and how his art distorts and transforms our sensory perception.

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  • Great Expectations: Presenting Cultural Stories

    Saturday 29 October, 3:30 – 5pm

    What does it mean to make contemporary work as an Indigenous Australian? Reflecting on their experience researching and creating Spirit of Things, Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs (Stiff Gins) discuss the spaces between protocols and expectations in creating cultural works. Joined by Marcus Hughes and Jacob Boehme the panel will examine how Indigenous artists simultaneously navigate the contemporary art system and the politics of cultural representation. They will discuss alternative models and consider the roles that organisations, arts workers and audiences play in creating these new spaces.

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  • Dance as Protest: Liesel Zink, Kristina Chan, XiaoKe x ZiHan, co-presented with Critical Path

    Sunday 30 October, 2:30 – 3:30pm

    Dance is a fleeting and abstract medium and is often thought of as more intuitive than didactic. This panel will discuss the ability of this medium to capture, distill and represent ideas to us in new ways and to create powerful reflections on the big questions. This panel will discuss the potential to harness artforms as activism and the ability for dance to communicate complex ideas, Kristina Chan will discuss her new work A Faint Existence which explores climate change, Liesel Zink will discuss The Stance a project that uses the movements of protestors to create choreography that makes us reconsider our relationships to public space. They will be joined by Chinese collaborators XiaoKe x ZiHan (SoftMachine) who use their work to challenge censorship in their homeland, the conversation will be facilitated by artistic director of Critical Path Claire Hicks.

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  • Merging Frontiers: Performance in the ‘Asian Century’, co-presented with Critical Path

    Sunday 30 October, 3:30 – 4:30pm

    In a moment where Australia is rapidly redefining its relationship to Asia, what does this reimagination mean for cultural collaboration? How can we use this moment to transform the way we create culture in the region and devise exciting new forms to reflect these new connections. Bringing together Choy Ka Fai, who has researched choreography across Asian cultures for his SoftMachine project, Kee Hong Low the imaginative head of artistic development at West Kowloon Cultural District, Anna Davis curator of New Romance at the MCA which brought together Australian and Korean artists to explore the post-human, and artistic director of Critical Path Claire Hicks – the panel will share their experiences working cross-culturally and their visions for what this new moment might entail.

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  • Inside Rosenberg: Jon Rose Artist Talk

    Wednesday 2 November, 7:30 – 8:30pm

    What happens when you use the violin as an allegory for global dysfunction? What does a dystopia sound-like? Come behind the scenes with Jon Rose on an interactive tour of his Museum, as he outlines the mysterious origins of the Rosenberg collection and his ambitious agenda for experimental sound. Jon will also play many of the unique hand built instruments on exhibition. Join us for an evening of dysfunctional sound, twisted biography and the unbelievable stories behind The Museum Goes Live.

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  • Flirting with the Anthropocene: Pony Express introduce ‘Ecosexuality’

    Saturday 5 November, 4pm – 5:30pm

    Discover the burgeoning and seedy world of ecosexuality as Pony Express get hot and heavy with a diverse panel of experts to consider the future of our planet. Drawing on the ‘Ecosex Manifesto’ by Annie Sprinkle and Dr Elizabeth Stephens this radical reframing of environmentalism will be considered by a scientist, an artist, and a sex expert. As the scientific, social and political realities of Climate Change grow more hardcore and impenetrable, our relationship with the Earth needs to be more than just lip service. Perhaps Ecosex can provide a mutually beneficial, consensual and even pleasurable
    way of identifying with the environment?

    FREE - RESERVE YOUR PLACE

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