“WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?”
This was the question we asked our incredible Katie Winten in anticipation of Liveworks 2017 and she is definitely someone worth listening to.
Aside from being an outstanding program coordinator for Performance Space, Katie is eternally in the know about all things artistic in Sydney. A co-founder of Women in The Arts, a Sydney-based collective addressing gender inequality and exclusionary practices in the Australian arts landscape, she also co-presents Agenda on FBi Radio, a weekly talk show covering art, politics, news and trash from a feminist perspective. Not to mention she’s a current co-director at Firstdraft Gallery and as well an aspiring drummer . . . so take these cues from Sydney’s cultural heartbeat.
Performances I’m excited to see and why;
CORPONOMY – Eisa Jocson
I’m so excited to see this performance, mainly because I watch this Peaches video on a weekly basis, which features Eisa’s Macho Dancing. The way Eisa moves her body is entrancing, and her work is so physically and conceptually rigorous, poignantly articulating nuanced and complex understandings of gender, race and sexuality.
CARRION – Justin Shoulder
I’m completely enamoured with Justin’s work. He’s such an integral part of Sydney’s queer party scene, and I’m excited to see how his club performances translate to an hour-long theatre show. Carrion speaks strongly of the earth’s decay, it’s a beautiful and dark representation of our current political and environmental cataclysm while also specifically referencing queer and ancestral mythologies. AND the incredible Melbourne-based electronic musician, Corin, is working on the sound!
AEON – Lz Dunn
Audiences are given a starting location for AEON and not much more information – their trust is placed in the hands of the performers. I can’t give much away about this work, so I’ll just say that the combination of off-site walking, Lawrence English’s soundscape, and the subtle ways in which humans mimic patterns of bird flocking, has me very intrigued to see how it all comes together.
RHETORICAL CHORUS – Agatha Gothe-Snape
To me, this work subtly questions the proverbial white-male-genius-artist. Agatha plays with the production and dissemination of artistic knowledge distributed by conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, poetically expressing what happens when that knowledge is interpreted through different bodies. There are so many incredible artists, performers, choreographers and musicians involved in this work!