PSpace Social: Soapbox

Presented by Performance Space
WHEN: FRI 23 - SAT 24 MAY 2014
WHERE: Surry Hills Library Park, Crown St, Surry Hills & Frog Hollow Reserve
COST: FREE

Over two days in a Surry Hills park, four artists stand and deliver orations. Some may speak short and sharp, others deliver a filibuster, but all will be public. Soapbox is a return to the tradition of the “speaker’s corner”, where everyday citizens were given a platform to speak what was on their mind. Performative prophets, crackpots, and visionaries will tackle ideas, discourse, and the spoken word.

  • NICK KEYS

    FRI 23 MAY

    3PM

    FROG HOLLOW RESERVE, SURRY HILLS

    SOAPBOXING: a durational oration filibuster inspired by US Senator Wendy Davis, asking who is the modern Martin Luther King Jnr. Features Kanye West and JAY-Z.

    Nick Keys is a talker and writer. In 2012 he graduated from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College in New York, working on forms hybrid forms of live-writing and writing for site-specific enactment.

  • NAKKIAH LUI

    SAT 24 MAY

    11AM

    SURRY HILLS LIBRARY PARK, SURRY HILLS

    SOAPBOXING: Ideas on her identity as a young black woman and hip hop, through the medium of rap.

    Nakkiah Lui is a Gamilaroi/Torres Strait Island woman who grew up in Mount Druitt. Her work draws on her personal history and reflects on the tensions of Indigenous people living urban lives.

     

     

  • KAREN PICKERING

    SAT 24 MAY

    1PM

    SURRY HILLS LIBRARY PARK, SURRY HILLS

    SOAPBOXING: Feminism 10, and the activist history of Surry Hills.

    Karen Pickering is a feminist presenter, writer and educator based in Melbourne, Australia. She hosts Cherchez la Femme: Melbourne’s monthly digest of current affairs and popular culture from a feminist perspective.

     

     

  • EDDIE HOPELY

    SAT 24 MAY

    3PM

    SURRY HILLS LIBRARY PARK, SURRY HILLS

    SOAPBOXING: A summative analysis of the previous three soapbox performances.

    Eddie Hopely is a poet and researcher from the United States currently living in Sydney. He co-edits an Aus/US chapbook series (“sus”).

     

SOAPBOX IS PART OF PERFORMANCE SPACE: PSPACE SOCIAL.

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