QUICKFIRE RESIDENCY ARTISTS ANNOUNCED
Quickfire is our one-week intensive residency that enables interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers to develop new performance work. From August 5 until September 8, we will be supporting a total of nine artists in the development and refinement of five different projects through:
• a one-week-long residency in Bay 19 at Carriageworks.
• a stipend of $500 (total) per residency.
• curatorial support and feedback.
• up to 2-day tech support.
We are delighted to announce the selected artists and their projects:
Nathan Harrison and Jake Pember | The Mayfly Project | August 5-11
The Mayfly Project explores our relationship with time, and how different perspectives can change our experience of it. Using the lifespan of a mayfly – as short as one hour – as a starting point, the piece focuses on increasingly large timespans, to reflect on the way our decisions, personally and culturally are influenced by the time we experience.
Bambang N Karim and Rob McCredie | Vast Deafening Silence | 12 – 18 August
Vast Deafening Silence integrates media, queer aesthetics and dance to talk about the things we choose to ignore, choose to forget or avoid talking about all together. This residency will explore strategies for interaction between the performer and the works media elements, via projection mapping technology.
Bron Batten | Use Your Illusion | 19 – 25 August
Use Your Illusion sees Melbourne-based performance maker Bron Batten collaborate with a hypnotist to create new performance material. The project explores memory, inhibition, notions of ‘real’ and ‘performed’ performance, and the power of suggestion. This residency sees Bron further developing the content and structure of Use Your Illusion, drawing on practices of endurance and task-based performance, whilst presenting some of the established stage tropes of hypnotism.
Té (Andrew Brooks & Kynan Tan) | Sculptures: 1, 2 | August 26 – September 1
Sculptures: 1, 2 is a performance-installation that explores the potential of sound as an energy and movement generator. During their time with Performance Space, Té have created sculptures that employ the speaker as a kinetic object, experimenting with inaudible frequencies, drawn waveforms and various objects.
Deborah Leiser-Moore and Regina Heilmann | Apres Savage | September 2 – 8
Apres Savage is a highly personal movement-based performance work in which long-time collaborators Deborah Leiser-Moore and Regina Heilmann ask: What now? What has humanity brought into this new century? The starting point for Apres Savage is where they left off 14 years ago when they confronted and resolved their cultural histories as German/Gentile/Polish/Jew – finding a way of dancing gently into the fading light. Now the lights are ablaze. With Director Nikki Heywood as witness, the artists will create a dance of shifting emotional and physical terrain, introducing a new collaborator, sound artist Gail Priest, into their creative process.
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