Performance Space x West Kowloon Cultural District Exchange Residency announced
Performance Space are pleased to announce Perth-based performance artist Chris Williams as the inaugural recipient of the Performance Space x West Kowloon Cultural District Exchange Residency.
As part of the exchange program Chris will travel to Hong Kong to participate in a dramaturgy workshop by Stefan Bläske, dramaturg for Milo Rau’s acclaimed Institute for Political Murder. Chris will attend the Hong Kong International Black Box Festival and continue the research and development of a new solo performance with the mentorship of West Kowloon Cultural District’s Head of Artistic Development (Theatre) Kee Hong Low. Following his time in Hong Kong Chris will travel to Sydney to immerse himself in Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art and refine his research with the support of the Performance Space team.
We are thrilled to work with Chris again having previously presented works from his collaborative practice with pvi collective, deviator (2013) and blackmarket (2015). We look forward to supporting Chris in his solo practice as he develops new works that seek to engage and involve audiences in the process of creating work and situate them within the performance itself.
Chris Williams is an artist and performer. His work is experimental, socially engaged and playful, often striving to engage a less art-exposed public through curious performative interventions in public spaces. His most recent works see a return to black box performance, but continue to explore creative tactics toward social engagement and participation, testing the presence of public and audiences in the process of making the work and the culminating performance.
Chris has been a member of pvi collective since its inception in 1998. pvi create cutting-edge tactical media artworks, developing socially engaged, politically driven digital projects for tech-savvy audiences around the world.
Chris has a BA in English and Philosophy, with a focus on Performance (Murdoch University), and also studied Visual Arts at Curtin University.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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