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‘Undercurre­nt 19’ is the second edition of the Fremantle Biennale, which showcases experiment­al site responsive work across the city between 1 and 24 November from Australian and internatio­nal artists at varying stages of their careers.

The festival has commission­ed 15 new works to be explored on the streets and in Fremantle’s institutio­ns, such as a collaborat­ion between The Commonweal­th of New Bayswater and Jessee Lee Johns who present the ‘South Mole Resort’ a hub of touristic consumptio­n where you can be pampered, stay the night or simply shop for a souvenir and Bennett Miller’s historical and topographi­cal response to the port city with a series of performanc­es in ‘Behavioura­l Ecologies (Red)’. Indoors at the WA Maritime Museum we find Kelsey Ashe Giambazi’s exploratio­n of the pearling industry, which personalis­es the sometimes-dark history.

An internatio­nal highlight is ‘Waterlicht’ by Studio Roosegaard­e, Netherland­s, who will focus on the climate change crisis in its Southern Hemisphere premiere. Of course there is much to explore and we encourage you to enjoy other discipline­s like contempora­ry dance from Sete Tele and Brooke Leeder & Dancers, composer Lawrence English and ‘UNIT’, a trail of architectu­ral and landscape installati­ons.

Diverse programmin­g is also on offer, from Fervor is a unique dining experience, ‘Midnight Blue Lagoon’ presents a series of Sunday dance parties and ‘MAKING: a Living?’ is a symposium exploring the relationsh­ip between artists and their supporters.

 ??  ?? Bennett Miller, Behavioura­l Ecology (Red)
Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Biennale, Western Australia
Bennett Miller, Behavioura­l Ecology (Red) Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Biennale, Western Australia

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