Art Almanac - - Art In Australia - per­for­mances­

‘Live­works Fes­ti­val of Ex­per­i­men­tal Art’ re­turns to Per­for­mance Space at Syd­ney’s Car­riage­works, from 18 to 28 Oc­to­ber with a stim­u­lat­ing pro­gram of con­ver­sa­tions, work­shops and in­no­va­tive new works by artists from Aus­tralia and the Asia Pa­cific re­gion; bridg­ing an­cient tra­di­tions with rad­i­cal new per­spec­tives, chal­leng­ing na­tional and cul­tural bound­aries or tran­scend­ing nar­row def­i­ni­tions of gen­der, sex­u­al­ity and iden­tity, in a re­flec­tion of this year’s over­ar­ch­ing theme ‘bod­ies at the edge’.

Im­merse your­self in a sonic wave of 100 plas­tic key­boards play­ing in uni­son, or step into the shoes of a refugee held in de­ten­tion through the con­soles of a video game. Ex­pe­ri­ence a stranger’s em­brace, fear the rise of the ma­chine or ‘fem­bot’, or es­cape to a vi­sion­ary ma­tri­ar­chal fu­ture in­spired by First Na­tions cul­tural prac­tices.

Su Wen-Chi, In­fin­ity Mi­nus One Pho­to­graph: Etang Chen Cour­tesy the artist and Per­for­mance Space, Syd­ney

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