Performances

Conversations: Changing courses by Keg de Souza at AGNSW

Artist Keg de Souza hosts a series of conversations and food events as part of her work Changing courses for the exhibition The National 2017: new Australian art.

At each session, we'll gather in de Souza's immersive installation on lower level 2 of the Art Gallery of NSW for a discussion on aspects of food culture in Australia. While sampling food specific to the conversation, we'll unpack the identity of a place through food.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Wednesdays 26 April, 24 May, 28 June
Free, bookings essential
Online bookings open soon

For the full program, visit the Art Gallery of NSW website.

Talks: It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective by Alex Martinis Roe at AGNSW

Artist Alex Martinis Roe has commissioned a series of talks on specific social and political events that took place in Sydney in the 1970s and 80s.

The series is part of her body of work It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective 2015–17 in the exhibition The National 2017: new Australian art, which also includes a three-channel video installation on display at the Art Gallery of NSW.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Saturdays 29 April, 27 May, 17 June
Free, drop-in

For the full program, visit the
Art Gallery of NSW website.

City without crows - Raquel Ormella at AGNSW

Artist Raquel Ormella presents City without crows, a performance lecture about the trade of native birds in the caged pet market of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
As Ormella says: ‘The title of this performance literally describes the city, because despite being an urban centre with abundant food resources due to human waste, there are no crows in Yogyakarta. While crows are native to this area, they became fashionable as pets about ten years ago, resulting in most of the wild birds being caught for the local bird trade. This trade is considered the second most devastating impact on bird numbers after habitat loss. City without crows uses the various sonic landscapes of the city to draw audiences into a confrontation with absent and present birds. It compares the insistent, displaced call of a forest bird caged on a busy street with the close and overwhelming cacophony of the bird market, and the spacious experience of hearing rainforest birds through dense foliage. As a result, City without crows addresses the radical difference of animals and their intrinsic right to remain separate from us.’
Nikki Heywood, an interdisciplinary performance-maker, is the dramaturg for City without crows.

Note: this performance lecture contains descriptions of animal suffering

PROGRAM DETAILS

Wednesday 31 May 2017, 7.15pm
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June 2017, 11am, 2pm
Free, bookings required

The Unsettling - Atlanta Eke & Ghenoa Gela at Carriageworks

Atlanta Eke and Ghenoa Gela create a new work that explores issues of invisible violence in Australian culture and the problematic nature of cross cultural collaboration through the lens of Horrorcore Hip Hop. Featuring a mix of pre-recorded and live-feed video each performance is looped together with live music to create a supernatural horror film made in real time.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Exhibited Rehearsals
Monday 19 June – Friday 23 June, 11am–5pm
Live Performances
Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June, 12.30–2pm

Public space, Carriageworks
Free, drop-in

Performance salon: It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective by Alex Martinis Roe at AGNSW

During the course of the exhibition The National 2017: new Australian art, artist Alex Martinis Roe will be a hosting a series of workshops in which participants develop their own stories that build on the feminist and political histories of 1970s and 80s Sydney.

Join her for a performance salon that marks the culmination of these workshops.

The performances will take various formats, which might include lecture-performance, amateur theatre, choreography, film or debate. Through this coming together, they will form a series of propositions for 'feminist collective practice'.

This body of work is part of Martinis Roe's It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective 2015-17, which includes a three-channel video installation on display at the Gallery.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Saturday 15 July, 2pm
Free, bookings required
Duration 2 hours