Throughout Liveworks Festival explore new work by local and interstate artists in the exhibition The Future Leaks Out.
Responding to a sense of living on borrowed time, this exhibition explores visions of potential futures from artists investigating excess, environmental degradation, and strategies for adaptation and survival. The artists each look to the present as a transitional time where new and empathic ways of engaging with the world are emerging, but dystopia and destruction appear more and more likely.
The works included in this exhibition make the soft-horror of this situation bodily and immediate. Audiences are invited to reimagine the gestures of plants, fire insults at the gross excesses of capitalism, and deeply inhale the atomised distress excreted by the natural world.
Throughout the exhibition there will be a free program of performances that will adapt and morph the installations.
KICKBACK FIRE | ANGELA GOH
6 – 8pm | 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29 October
In this live occupation of her installation Angela Goh will use text, online commentary, found footage and movement to create experimental vignettes that explore the themes of excess, information, power relations and animal instincts that underpin Kickback Fire.
NUTATIONAL FOLLIES | TULLY ARNOT
8.30pm, 25 Oct | 8pm, 27 Oct | 8.30pm, 28 Oct | 8pm, 29 Oct
‘Nutational movement’ is a space-sweeping gesture performed by seedlings as they search for structural support. This performance will use these movements as an improvisational score for movement by Eugene Choi, music by Angela Garrick and a text by Tully Arnot that explores plant consciousness.