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“Unsettling Suite is Sarah-Jane Norman’s most ambitious work to date – following on from her Indigespace residency with Performance Space last year. Unsettling Suite lives up to its name: it will be thought-provoking, intriguing, and enthralling – history written on blood and bones”
Jeff Khan, Performance Space Co-Director
“One of Sydney’s most provocative and magnetic performance artists”
Performance Space is delighted to present Sarah-Jane Norman’s installation and performance project bringing together her entire Unsettling Suite project into a dramatically charged exhibition and series of live performances.
Unsettling Suite takes us into a dreamlike house, with translucent walls and an eerie interior glow. Each room plays host to an individual installation and performance, investigating the legacies of colonialism and their resonance through history into the present.
Through works that are both beguiling and disturbing, Unsettling Suite explores the ways that Australia’s history of colonisation plays out on the body, and permeates the sphere of the personal. Norman is an artist of mixed British and Aboriginal descent, and Unsettling Suite is a powerfully personal work that speaks to broader historical truths about who we have been, and who we are.
Unsettling Suite is part of Matters of Life and Death, Performance Space’s program of international and Australian works exploring the ultimate driving force of life: our fear of death. Pack up your most primal fears and your brightest hopes, and join us for an inspiring three weeks of participatory performance, unsettling installations, contemporary dance, food preserving workshops, discussions about the great beyond, and much more!
Find out more about the Matters of Life and Death program and download the online brochure.