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MAPPING MELBOURNE

Welcome to Mapping Melbourne 2018 Now in its sixth year, Mapping Melbourne showcases and makes connections between contemporary independent artists here in Victoria and from across Australasia. This year’s festival explores our place in the region, highlights contemporary Asian art and culture, and celebrates the contributions that diverse Asian communities make to our city and cultural life.

Featuring over 120 artists across 20 events, the program offers new perspectives and will help build collaborative and ongoing relationships between local and international artists. The Victorian Government is a proud supporter of Multicultural Arts Victoria and its work to promote and support independent artists, creativity, new work, and diversity in our creative state. The Victorian Government

Right: Festivity, Mapping Melbourne 2017, photo by Windu Kuntoro


WELCOME Now in its sixth year, Mapping Melbourne once again claims the spotlight for diverse and accomplished artists from across the Asian region. This year, we have worked in partnership with hundreds of artists and creatives to deliver an extraordinary program of contemporary work by some of our region’s most exciting talent. Not only are we focused on strengthening connections across the seas, but also exploring much needed platforms that appopriately recognise the significance and contributions of these cultural innovators.

and other critical conversations over ten exciting days.

Mapping Melbourne is a unique platform that places artists at the centre of an important dialogue about the role of culture in nation building, exploring keys themes of identity, place and belonging. As notions of citizenship are challenged by global and local events, what are the things that connect us, as humans beings? Where does culture collide and what are the new intersections that those collisions reveal? Join us in exploring these

Veronica Pardo Chief Executive Officer Multicultural Arts Victoria

As ever, this work would not be possible without the support of a phenomenal team of artists, creatives, producers and supporters, who share a common aim to break down the barriers for diverse artists and audiences, so that we can all share equally in the benefits of a culturally rich society. We look forward to seeing you there.

MAPPING MELBOURNE LAUNCH FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER, 6PM-9PM @MPAVILION, QUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS, ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE, FREE

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Image: Bianca Gannon on the set of The Sound of Shadows Sugar Coated, 2018, Photographer Miko Holt


MAPPING


STREET CONNECTION SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER Live painting: 11AM – 4PM Workshop: 2PM – 4PM @ HOSIER LANE, MELBOURNE

Street Connection is a live exhibition and work shop featuring the work of Mue Bon, a Thai street artist who uses spray paint to create a cast of signature characters in public spaces. Bon excels at character work, with his most notable creation Pukruk The Love Bird, taking centre stage in Hosier Lane. Mue Bon is a Thai artist at the forefront of the Asian street art scene with his unmistakable characters appearing on local road sides and shutters, to gallery walls and Art fairs worldwide. Supported by

Image courtesy the artist

Join Mue Bon in this unique experience as he paints his newest mural and be invited to leave your own mark in Melbourne’s iconic Hosier Lane. Stencils and paint will be supplied free of charge to the audience to participate. Curated by Pimpisa Tinpalit


MA3KA THE TRIAD SUPREME


A dance theatre solo and artist talk by Dr Anita Ratnam SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER, 6PM-8PM @ CHUNKY MOVE, 111 STURT ST, SOUTHBANK Tickets: $30.00 + BF via chunkymove.com

She is energy, exuberant in play. The joy of experience passed on generously from within. She is a confluence, a woman, owning her powers. She is Ma3ka. Woman. Earth Mother, three times and more… Using Vedic hymns, singing, silence, drumming, contemporary mythology and a distinctive movement vocabulary, MA3KA is the performative expression of the Holy trinity of Hindu goddesses: Saraswati, Knowledge Mother; Lakshmi, Prosperity Mother; and Meenakshi, Warrior Mother refracted through the prism of personal narratives. The performance will be followed by an artist talk and moderated panel with Dr. Anita Ratnam, in conversation with Dr. William Peterson (Senior Lecturer, Flinders

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Image: Ma3ka - Meenakshi photographer Ari Roth

University), Dr. Priya Srinivasan (Performing Artist | Associate Professor, Deakin University) and Dr. Nithya Nagarajan (Performing Artist | Manager – Community and Participation, NIDA). Dr Anita Ratnam, based in Chennai (Madras), India, is highly respected as a performer, writer, speaker, arts entrepreneur and culture mentor. She has been described as an ‘intersectionist’, whose work weaves the many disciplines of dance, theatre, spoken word, ritual, archaeology, dramaturgy and women’s issues. For over 40 years, her distinguished career has witnessed over 1000 performances in 27 countries. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for contemporary dance by the President of India. This is Dr. Ratnam’s first tour of Melbourne, Australia.


SOUNDING THE CITY IN BRONZE SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER, 2PM-3PM @ FEDERATION BELLS, BIRRARUNG MARR, MELBOURNE

Sounding the City in Bronze brings together the Federation Bells, a popular and visually-striking Indonesian-inspired sound sculpture in central Melbourne, with Javanese gamelan in a dynamic mobile composition for both sets of instruments by Mitchell Mollison. Javanese gamelan, a large ensemble of mostly bronze percussion instruments from Indonesia, was one source of inspiration for the creators of the Federation Bells, the set of 39 bronze bells on high poles installed at Birrarung Marr. This is the first time that the two sets of instruments have sounded together. Performed on site at Birrarung Marr, Sounding the City in Bronze showcases the sounds and

instruments of Javanese gamelan – played by Melbourne Community Gamelan – in a new and exciting way. It also engages creatively with the space and history of Birrarung Marr. Indonesian-Australian dancer Ade Suharto adds movement to sound, weaving between the striking architecture of the Federation Bells and the traditional gleaming bronze of the gamelan instruments. Co-presented by Melbourne Community Gamelan and the City of Melbourne. Thanks to the University of Melbourne for gamelan rehearsal facilities.

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Image: Ade Suharto and the Federation Bells, photographer: Mitchell Mollison


H:O:M:E


SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER, 4PM-8PM @ BLENDER STUDIOS, HARBOUR TOWN, GROUND FLOOR 20 WHARF ST, DOCKLANDS Tickets $16.50 via eventbrite.com

H:O:M:E is a durational performancebased installation exploring the ways in which locations, memories, stories and histories are connected through personal and collective narratives. Inside a large gallery space, the performers weave an experiential landscape of storytelling, sound, art-making and performance. The audience are invited to enter the landscape of the work and engage with the space and the stories being shared as an aural, tactile and performative experience. Acknowledging the transient and disrupted connections to homelands and heritage that are a feature of contemporary Australian discourse, H:O:M:E constructs a shifting framework to explore the relationship between geography and identity. Poetics, recollections, relational choreography, live and embodied art interactions are all drawn into the work to disrupt, dislodge and unpack the conflicted and paradoxical relationship between identity, place and belonging. Presented with The Blender Studios

Image: HOME 2018 Devika Bilimoria

Working in collaboration, H:O:M:E is enlivened by the aural narratives of sound artist Amy Hanley. Accompanying the work is an online portal through which members of the public are able to contribute their memories and stories of place and identity for use in the work. These contributions will be layered into the aural and visual elements of the piece, reflecting the connectivity between the many personal stories of place and identity of the community. To join in head to: https://www.landlesscollective.com/ home2018 Companion Card ticketing available. Please contact Multicultural Arts Victoria for ticketing options.


THE DEPTH OF SIMPLICITY OPENING NIGHT: TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER, 6PM-8PM EXHIBITION DATES: 5-8 DECEMBER @ SpAce @ COLLINS, 1/278 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE Gallery opening times 10.30AM-5.00 PM Wed-Sat

The Depth of Simplicity presents the works of four contemporary artists based in Melbourne: Annette Chang, Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son, Supina Bytol and Pimpisa Tinpalit. The artworks in this exhibition are inspired by each artists’ life experiences. Utilising different techniques and mediums, each artist involves themselves deeply

Sponsored by

Right: Silence by Pimipsa Tinpalit

in the project by imprinting their own feelings and thoughts then expressing them through visual installation presentations. The Depth of Simplicity is presented in a partnership with SpAce@Collins to promote high calibre Contemporary Asian art in Victoria.


OPENING NIGHT: WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER, 6PM-8PM EXHIBITION DATES: 6-14 DECEMBER @ SPACE 28 VCA PERFORMING ARTS, 30 DODDS ST, SOUTHBANK Gallery opening times 10am-5pm Mon - Sat

In collaboration with Project Eleven and curated by Santy Saptari, #Perempuan (or woman), is a group exhibition featuring works by emerging Indonesian artists that explores current issues affecting women in Indonesia, including their visibility in public and sociocultural role. Artists include: Arum Dayu, Erwin Windu Pranata, Meliantha Muliawan, Octora, Patricia Untoro, Puri Fidhini, Etza Meisyara, Ruth Marbun, Tandia Bambang Permadi and Yaya Sung. Project Eleven is a philanthropic initiative that supports artists and projects that explore new frontiers with a particular focus on the cultural exchange of Asian contemporary visual art and new music. Sponsored by

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Image courtesy the artist

Thursday, 6 December, 2.30pm Guided tour with artists. Meet the artists and hear them talk about their works and creative processes. Free. Saturday, 8 December & Friday, 14 December, 2.30pm – Curator tour. Free. Supported by the Victorian College of the Arts.


PEREMPUAN


DUMPLING BOY TEMPLE 6 – 8 DECEMBER PERFORMANCE TIMES: 2PM-6PM Exhibiting from 10AM-6PM @ TESTING GROUNDS, 1 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK

Dumpling Boy Temple is a pseudoshaman space on steroids where the kitsch-o-meter is set to full on. Dumpling Boy Temple is an art installation space which provides a unique, kitsch shamanistic experience. The temple space will take inspiration from shamanism cultures in contemporary Asia, with a mix of traditions and symbols combined with manufactured objects. Members of the public can enter the space, inspect the objects and pray to the Dumpling Boy for their good luck. Audiences can also take

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Left: UB (Youbi Lee)

temple tours by UB (Youbi Lee), who will be adorned in quirky Asian shamanic costume and interact with members of public in a performative manner. This will be an accessible and family friendly space, where a mix of traditions and symbols combine with manufactured objects and kitsch cultures in contemporary Asia. Installation / performance: UB (Youbi Lee)


THEWELCOME SEAFARERS BY THE ECHOES PROJECT


THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER SESSIONS: 7PM, 8PM & 9PM @ THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS Audience Meeting point - next to the entrance of the Seafarer’s Bridge, Siddeley St, Docklands. Bookings essential. Tickets $10 - $15 via eventbrite.com

Meeting at the Seafarer’s bridge on the Yarra, you will be welcomed into a little-known site nearby, a sanctuary for seafarers for the last 100 years and a symbol of old-world generosity amidst the rapidly shifting landscape of the Docklands. A journey through the quirky spaces at Mission to Seafarer’s site through a compelling contemporary ritual performance. The Echoes Projects artists evoke fragments of stories embedded in this site through mesmerising live soundscapes, movement and imagery. Ria Soemardjo, Janette Hoe and Pongjit (Jon) Saphakhun collaborate to create an ongoing exploration of contemporary rituals in response to urban sites in Australia. Based in Melbourne, their contemporary performance work draws deeply from their personal connections to Thai, Chinese and Indonesian ceremonial traditions. Featuring intricate rhythmic compositions inspired by the rich heritage of Indonesian and Middle

Eastern musical traditions, performed by Ron Reeves and Matt Stonehouse - two of Australia’s foremost world music percussionists. Note - 7pm and 8pm sessions include delicious vegetarian Indonesian food. 9pm session includes Indonesian and Thai cakes and sweets. You are invited to stay and eat after the performance, drinks available for purchase at the venue. Performers: Janette Hoe - dance artist Pongjit (Jon) Saphakhun - actor Ria Soemardjo - musician Ron Reeves - musician Matt Stonehouse - musician / instrument maker Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program Companion Card ticketing available. Please contact Multicultural Arts Victoria for ticketing options. Sponsored by

Presented with the Mission to Seafarers Image: Echoes Project Seafarers, photo by Max Milne and Ria Soemardjo, design by Janette Hoe


SHADOW’S LIGHT

Artistic director/performer - Tony Yap Master vocalist, dancer - R. Ay Sri Kadaryati Ywandjana Featured guest performers - Agung Gunawan & Sagitama Krisnandaru Shaman, performer - Agus Riyanto Dancers, TYC - Brendan O’Connor, Kathleen Gonzalez, Takashi Takiguchi, Adam Forbes, Rodrigo Calderon, Lee Kien Fei Musicians: Rueben Lewis (trumpet) & Scott McConnachie (saxophone)


FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER, 8PM @ TESTING GROUNDS, 1 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK

Tony Yap Company (TYC, Melbourne) and Surya Kencana (Java, Indonesia) join forces to create powerful contemporary trance ritual for one night only. Arresting and uncompromising, Shadow’s Light is also a deep meditation on basic elements for living – quietude alongside the ecstatic. Shadow’s Light draws on traditional Javanese trance practices from the Royal Court of Central Java (‘Scrimpi’) and the unbridled ecstatic trance practices of East Java (‘Bantengan’, Bull-Trance) and a hybrid of disciplines including contemporary dance and improvised music. SHADOW’S LIGHT – LIGHT WORKS SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER, 2PM-5PM @ TESTING GROUNDS, 1 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK FREE Short solo and group works by local and international artists occupy spaces within Testing Grounds, responding to the Shadow’s Light theme. Come for few minutes or stay for the whole afternoon. Artists to be announced: check Mapping Melbourne website for details!

Image: Shadow’s Light, photo by Senghong

JAVANESE TRANCE WORKSHOP SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER, 1PM-6PM $150, further information and bookings via www.trybooking.com/ WBLN A rare opportunity to work with Trance with leading practitioners in a workshop. Agus Riyanto, Agung Gunawan and Tony Yap will introduce basic levels of internal focus and states of trance in relation to kinesthetics and movements. Dancers, actors, musicians and anyone interested in trance-inperformance are welcome to participate. More info at http://www.tonyyapcompany.com/ Trance Workshop.html Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program. Sponsored by

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MURTI A Contemporary Reflection of an Ancient Ritual OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER, 6PM-9PM Exhibiting from 8-15 December, Wed-Sat 10-6pm (not open Mon/Tues) @ TESTING GROUNDS, 1 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK

MURTI, (‘moor-thee’) is a communal participatory installation about worship and ritual in our contemporary age. A Sanskrit term, ‘murti’ is an embodied icon of the Divine. Reflecting on the ancient Hindu ritual of bathing stone idols in water and milk, MURTI invites people to pour vibrant paint upon a largescale sculpture that reimagines the most revered and abstracted Hindu icon – the Lingam. Lingam, meaning sign or mark, is also known as the cosmic egg. It is iconic of the formless deity Shiva, and is typically a phallic symbol made from stone, alluding to the qualities of creation, destruction, and the infinite. Inspired by the symbolism and worship of the Lingam, MURTI exhibits a grand sculptural idol as a site for public Presented with

Image: MURTI 2015 Devika Bilimoria

interaction, viewing and gathering. Through the re-enactment of these rituals by audience members, and the pouring of paint as a gesture of worship, MURTI questions ideas of sanctity, divinity and connection. Conceived by visual and performance artist Devika Bilimoria, MURTI is an invitation to an experiential interpretation of consecration that gives people an opportunity to reconnect with paint, intention and their body. All audience members will have opportunities to pour paint upon the idol throughout the opening night. The installation is available for viewing throughout the evening and a week to follow.


THE EMBODIED

LANDSCAPE

Image: Wotjobaluk dancers perform at Rainbow TEL, 2018 Photographer Melissa Powell


OPENING: FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER, 6PM -10 PM PERFORMANCE TIME: 7PM

Film and photographic exhibition Wed-Sat 10-6pm (not (not open Mon/Tues) 5 - 16 December

@ TESTING GROUNDS, 1 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK

Two ancient cultures meet and collaborate through dance: Sampang Agung Centre for Performaing Arts (SACPA) from Pelem, East Java and Wotjobaluk dancers from the Wimmera, regional Victoria. From this remote and ancient land steeped in both aboriginal and colonial artefacts we enhance the visibility of our first nation footprint with a remote regional initiative. This is an exhibition of photographs, film and a performance based in a remote regional town, Rainbow. The project was developed through the Small Town Transformations Grant. Small Town Transformations is a Victorian Government initiative delivered by Regional Arts Victoria. Opening night performers from Wotjobaluk dancers: Ben Muir, Lochie Marks, Sonny Secombe and John Secombe. Small Town Transformations is a Victorian Government initiative delivered by Regional Arts Victoria. Oasis: Creativity on the Fringe of the Desert, Small Town Transformation. Supported by

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LUCKY SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER, 8PM - LATE @ FERDYDURKE, LEVEL 1 & 2 31 TATTERSALLS LANE, MELBOURNE Lucky like a star. Lucky like a golden dime. The luckiest penny in the well, all is well, oh well. Get lucky, stay lucky, good luck! Lucky like rubbing a statue’s belly, like the number 8. Lucky like a clover, plucked like a daisy, lucky like a flower in the concrete. Honk twice if you’re lucky, like a rabbit with its tiny feet still attached, like finding a wishbone, or a plastic waving cat. Liminal Magazine and Small FRY come together to present a night of poetry and music. Featuring poets Chi Tran, Heather Joan Day, Jennifer

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Image: Lucky - by Lee Lai

Nguyen, Madison Griffiths, Manisha Anjali, Non Chalant & Tanya Ali, and followed by music by Chunyin, Tracy Chen, AIYA and SAL. This night might just be the luckiest night of your life. Please note: this venue is not wheel chair accessible as there is no elevator. Please contact Multicultural Arts Victoria to discuss access options.


im/modesty By Shoeb Ahmad and the Australian Art Orchestra Part of Meeting Points Series SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER, 5PM @ FAIRFAX FOYER, ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE 100 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE Tickets $28 via artscentremelbourne.com.au

Get lost in a swirl of dream pop and storytelling with Shoeb Ahmad A staple of the Canberra underground music scene, Shoeb proudly identifies as a person of Bangladeshi heritage and a transgender woman. Her music is known for exploring deeply personal experiences and vulnerabilities, in an evocative mix of acoustic and electronic indie pop. Her latest project im/modesty will premiere as a live performance work with contemporary music ensemble, Australian Art Orchestra. Originally developed as a multi-speaker installation during a residency in Sponsored by

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Image: Shoeb Ahmad, photographer Anna Mayberry

Kerala, Southern India, this work is inspired by the cultural barriers people from the Indian sub-continent face when exploring their sexuality. This ground-breaking work features text spoken by three voices in different stages of life – interspersed with electronic music and atmospheric recordings from the streets of India. The talented multi-instrumentalist emerged back in the mid-2000s when she released a string of exceptional bedroom recordings. Since then she hasn’t stopped creating, releasing the intricate and moving new album “quiver” earlier this year.


LAUNCH NIGHT: MONDAY 10 DECEMBER, 7PM-9PM EXHIBITION DATES: 11-16 DECEMBER @ NO VACANCY QV, 34-40 JANE BELL LANE, MELBOURNE Gallery opening times 12PM-6PM Tuesday – Friday 12pm-5pm Saturday & Sunday

Bold, vibrant, evocative and revelling in spontaneity: Soni Irawan is a contemporary painter and printmaker from Indonesia. Soni is also a musician and one of the founders of a Yogyakarta experimental band, Seek Six Sick, therefore his artwork is greatly influenced by the spirit and energy of rock music: his choice of artistic techniques and medium are in line with his musical practice. Like jamming sessions, his canvases are filled with spontaneous strokes, sketchy figures and cut out pieces. He chooses oil bars to draw his lines since the medium gives him the similar feel of roughness and boldness as the sound created by a guitar - the instrument he plays

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Image: Artwork by Soni Irawan

in the band. His subject matters, however, are largely personal that revolve around his families and his environment with the underlying interest in capturing the spirit of human survival in everyday life. Born in 1975, Soni Irawan completed his study in the Visual Art Faculty, Fine Arts Department, majoring in Printmaking at the Indonesian Art Institute situated in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Soni will also be live painting a new work at No Vacancy during the exhibition run, come visit and take part in this rare opportunity to see the artist at work.


SONI IRAWAN exhibition


METAMORPHOSIS & BEYOND THE STILLNESS

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER, 7PM @ THE COOPERS MALTHOUSE, BECKETT THEATRE, 113 STURT ST, SOUTHBANK TICKETS $25 conc/$35 full via malthousetheatre.com.au

METAMORPHOSIS Metamorphosis, the second instalment of I Am the Silk Road by composer Mindy Meng Wang, uses modern composition method, western musical instruments, electronic music samples, Chinese folk music, religious music, ancient court music and opera elements. It seeks true harmony and to connect eastern and western music by taking elements of Chinese philosophy and arts into a contemporary context

Image above: Photo credit - Jessica Clark Image right: courtesy the artist

that reflects Wang’s cross-cultural life experience. Wang is a guzheng virtuoso and part of a significant movement of Chinese musicians redefining their musical traditions while at the same time reinvigorating them. Like the Silk Road in ancient times, this project is a space where cultures meet and intermingle, trading culture and ideas. Sponsored by


Composed and performed by Mindy Meng Wang Arranged and orchestrated by Jem Savage Contra Bass: Sam Pankhurst Bass Trombone, Shakuhachi: Adrian Sherriff Electronic Guitar, Saxophone: Jem Savage Percussion: Matthias Schack-Arnott Violin: Lizzy Welsh Funded by Australian Council of Arts and commissioned by CSIAF. BEYOND THE STILLNESS The inspiration for the choreography of this performance is the concept of ‘stillness’ from Eastern Aesthetics. Stillness is a delicate state of balance. The surface may appear placid, but a violent confrontation is taking place underneath. The language of the dancers’ movements tells the hidden fluctuations occurring beneath a seemingly calm surface and the constant adjustments maintaining a composed appearance. Like walking on a balance beam, the dancers are constantly pulled by two opposing forces. Eventually, their struggles lead to an enlightenment. They are reconciled with both themselves and the multitude of reality and regain a clear and empty state of mind. Choreographer: Zheng Jie Music Producer: Fu Te Costume Design: De Jing Visual Design: Gong Jue / DATESE Studio Copywriter: Tang Mengjie Performers: Gu Xiaochuan, Hu Jing, Zhao Wuyue, Li Lin

Presented by the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) with the Beijing Dance Theater

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THE SOUND OF SHADOWS: SUGAR COATED


FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER, 7.30PM – 9PM @ THE PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, 31 STURT STREET, MELBOURNE TICKETS $29 conc/$39 full via melbournerecital.com.au/events

Juxtaposing the joy and the destruction that food can bring, this immersive concert celebrates endangered Indonesian instruments whose primary function is centred around food production.

Will the bittersweet impact of the food industry on societies, health and the environment be sugar coated? This farm-to-table narrative will indeed impart some food for thought…

Luqmanul Chakim’s performance of instruments of the working class - Bundengan (duck herder’s rain shield and zither) from Java, Rantok (polyrhythmic rice pounding), and Gule Gending (fairy floss street vendor’s steal pans) from Lombok, will be complemented and contrasted by the Sindhen vocals (Javanese Court style) of internationally acclaimed Peni Candrarini. Bianca Gannon, performing post-minimalist piano and gamelan, propels this exchange into a contemporary art music context. This major work is further magnified by digitally enhanced shadow puppetry. The result is a bilateral dialogue around timely issues.

The Sugar Coated team invites you to attend a post-concert Q & A.

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With support from Helen Soemardjo Arts Fund Image: The Sound of Shadows Sugar Coated 2018 Miko Holt

The artist will make a contribution from the proceeds of this show to earthquake relief charities in Lombok. Bianca Gannon: Artistic Director, Composer-Pianist Luqmanul Chakim: Bundengan, Suling, Rantok, Gule Gending Peni Candra Rini: Sindhen/Vocals, Rebab Jean Poole, Robert Jarvis: Animation, Concert Visuals This event is affiliated with the Companion Card initiative.


Image: Enigma courtesy the artist


ENIGMA SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER SESSIONS: 2PM & 4PM @ BLENDER STUDIOS, HARBOUR TOWN, GROUND FLOOR 20 WHARF ST, DOCKLANDS Tickets: $10 conc/$15 full via eventbrite.com

ENIGMA is an interactive art performance that engages all 5 senses creating an experience that includes diverse forms of art including live percussion, sound scape, dance, acting, visual and fine arts. The audience will be given an opportunity to interact with the performers, props, and the ceremony as a whole. They will not simply witness the performance but join in as part of the event. The audience is also asked to bring flowers or leaves from home which will act as a form of exchange allowing the audience to be part of the ceremony.

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Presented with The Blender Studios

Doors will open for 15 minutes to let audiences walking through the sound scape and space to the seated area. The performance will run for approximately 45 minutes with no interval. Director & choreographer: Nakarin Jaikla Sound designers: Nampark Sribanditmongkol & Mitchell Waters


SAtheCollective SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER, 7.30PM @ MPAVILION, QUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS ST KILDA RD, MELBOURNE

Art may be time and culture specific, but sound and sight knows no limits. The artists of SAtheCollective create their own sensescapes, exploring all possibilities not bound by time or culture. SAtheCollective presents a unique blend of sounds and sonic-inspired visuals that reflects a Southeast Asian sensibility. Growing up in post-colonial Singapore, the artists explore their identities through an inquiry into sound and visuals. They value being in the moment: fleeting, transcendent. For SAtheCollective, their exploration of sound begins with each instrument and every original composition is a bold experiment that combines traditional elements Co-presented by

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Image: SAtheCollective, photographer Jinny Lu

with modern techniques, such as live looping and video projection light shows. Their music is a culmination of their diasporic roots, innovative process and sonic exploration. Spontaneous at every turn, each performance is a risk that the band takes as they delve into the question of identity. This will be SAtheCollective’s live debut performance in Melbourne – join them in this multi-sensory experience, immersing in collective time and space. Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and CultureLink Singapore with support from the National Arts Council (Singapore).

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MELBOURNE IS A CREATIVE CITY The City of Melbourne proudly supports major and emerging arts organisations through our 2018–20 Triennial Arts Grants Program African Music and Cultural Festival

KINGS Artist-Run

Melbourne Symphony

Koorie Heritage Trust

Orchestra

Aphids

La Mama

Melbourne Writers Festival

Arts Access Victoria

Liquid Architecture

Australian Art Orchestra

Multicultural Arts Victoria

Lucy Guerin Inc.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Malthouse Theatre

BLINDSIDE

Melbourne International Arts Festival

Chamber Made Circus Oz Craft Victoria

Melbourne Fringe

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Next Wave Festival Polyglot Theatre Speak Percussion St Martins Youth Arts Centre Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra

Emerging Writers’ Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

The Wheeler Centre

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Wild@Heart Community Arts

melbourne.vic.gov.au/triennialarts

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TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

4 DECEMBER

5 DECEMBER

The Depth of Simplicity Launch: 6pm-8pm

#PEREMPUAN launch 6pm-8pm

6 DECEMBER Dumpling Boy Temple 2pm-6pm

@ SpAce @ COLLINS

@ Space 28 VCA

@ Testing Grounds

The Seafarers Welcome

7pm, 8pm, 9pm @ The Mission To Seafarers

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

10 DECEMBER

11 DECEMBER

12 DECEMBER

13 DECEMBER

Check out Murti

Metamorphosis & Beyond The Stillness

Soni Irawan exhibition Launch

7pm-9pm @ No Vacancy

Check out #PEREMPUAN exhibition @ Space 28 VCA

exhibition

10am-6pm @ Testing Grounds

7pm-9pm @ The Cooper’s Malthouse, Beckett Theatre


MAPPING MELBOURNE

1-17 DECEMBER 2017

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

30 NOVEMBER

1 DECEMBER

2 DECEMBER

Street Connection

Mapping Melbourne Launch 6pm-9pm @ MPavilion

FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER Dumpling Boy Temple 2pm-6pm

Live painting: 11am–4pm, Workshop: 2pm–4pm @ Hosier Lane, Melbourne MA3KA 6pm-8pm @ Chunky Move

SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER Dumpling Boy Temple

Murti Launch: 6pm-9pm

2pm-6pm @ Testing Grounds

The Embodied Landscape Launch 6pm-10pm

Testing Grounds

Shadow’s Light 8pm

All @ Testing Grounds

Shadow’s Light- Light Works 2pm-5pm @

Sounding the City in Bronze, 2pm-3pm

@ Federation Bells, Birrarung Marr

HOME 4pm-8pm @ Blender Studios

SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER

im/modesty

5pm @ Fairfax Foyer Arts Centre Melbourne

LUCKY

8pm @ Ferdydurke

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

14 DECEMBER

15 DECEMBER

16 DECEMBER

The Sound of Shadows Sugar Coated 7.30pm-9.30pm @ Melbourne Recital Centre

ENIGMA 2pm & 4pm @ Blender Studios

SAtheCollective 7.30pm @ MPavilion

Check out Soni Irawan’s exhibition 12pm-5pm @ No Vacancy


MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS SPONSORS PRESENTING PARTNERS

The China Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Beijing Dance Theater, Helen Soemardjo Arts Fund, The Mission to Seafarers, The Blender Studios, Melbourne Community Gamelan

Multicultural Arts Victoria acknowledges that Mapping Melbourne 2018 is being held on traditional land of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to all Indigenous people, past and present and recognize their spiritual connection to the land


THANKS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS MAPPING MELBOURNE 2018 ADVISORY GROUP: Resika Tikoalu, Pimpisa Tinpalit, Tony Yap, Leah Jing McIntosh, Janette Hoe, Khue Nguyen, Mindy Meng Wang, Priya Srinivasan, Victoria Chiu, Yumi Umiumare, Nithya Nagarajan SPECIAL THANKS TO: Jill Morgan AM, Konfir Kabo, Yesong Sim (KOFICE) and Mapping Melbourne volunteers Freyja Macfarlane, Mapping Melbourne Producer and Meg Larkin, Mapping Melbourne Creative Consultant Soni Irawan, Visual Artist (key visual) and Deshani Berhardt, Graphic Designer Publicity by Purple Media To all the amazingly talented artists that make up Mapping Melbourne MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA STAFF Chief Executive Officer: Veronica Pardo General Manager: Andy Miller Creative Producers: Meg Larkin & Anita Larkin Event Producer: Freyja Macfarlane Administration & Design: Deshani Berhardt Finance & Office Manager: Hung Nguyen Marketing & Communications: Sneha Varma Special Projects: Lella Cariddi Artist Services: Arik Blum Project Officers: Miriam Abud, Forest Keegel Trainee Project Officer: Tamanna Kaul Volunteers & Interns: John Watts, Sam Potts MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA BOARD Chairperson: Michael van Vliet Deputy Chairperson: Huss Mustafa OAM Deputy Chairperson: Symon Kohut Public Officer: Bayarkhuu Purevedorj Secretary: Linda Petrone Board Members: Chidambaram S Srinivasan, Fiona Ford, Dr Teresa De Fazio, Carolina Aguilera De Snow Printed with 100% vegetable inks on carbon neutral 100% recycled paper


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Mapping Melbourne 2018 | Program Brochure  

Over 16 days and 14 venues the 6th edition of Mapping Melbourne creates new perspectives, new possibilities and new expressions through a se...

Mapping Melbourne 2018 | Program Brochure  

Over 16 days and 14 venues the 6th edition of Mapping Melbourne creates new perspectives, new possibilities and new expressions through a se...

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