MAPPING MELBOURNE 1-17 DECEMBER 2017
Welcome to Mapping Melbourne 2017 Mapping Melbourne is a platform for strengthening connections between contemporary independent artists at home and Asia. It explores our place in the region, throws a spotlight on current Asian art and culture, and celebrates the contribution Asian communities make to our city. Mapping Melbourne aims to present art that challenges us and gives us new perspectives, while building
collaborative, ongoing and fruitful relationships between local and international artists. The Victorian Government is a proud supporter of the Mapping Melbourne program. It’s another example of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s work to bring together two of this state’s greatest strengths – our creativity and our diverse cultural mix.
Martin Foley Minister for Creative Industries
Right: Fire Monkey (Singapore/Australia), Mapping Melbourne 2016, photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
WELCOME Mapping Melbourne brings together a potent mix of local independent artists, international Asian artists and First Nation artists to forge a unique creative and artistic taskforce that investigates and interrupts often held perceptions, inviting active audience engagement in new challenging Asian focused contemporary work. Mapping Melbourne creates an experimental space for diverse independent artists. Contemporary culture and artistic practice comes into focus, collides and is shared across cultural divides. There will be development of dialogue both in aesthetic and philosophical frameworks, a creative response to place and space, and a deep engagement in artistic discussion that explores difference in cultural and artistic histories and identities. There is exceptional contemporary work being developed in this context in Melbourne. Transformation is the creative drive behind Mapping Melbourne
Right: Hyper Fragility, photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
and the central inspiration linking the foundation and heritage of people and their sense of place. Contemporary arts plays an overarching role in defining our multicultural and arts identity and the Australian Asian persona. The specific focus within this broad theme will be to trace, map and reflect transformation: of self, of culture and how it informs our present and imagines a future through individual and collective exploration through adventurous and provocative art. I would like to thank our artistic reference group, our core sponsors Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, the City of Melbourne and all our supporters in making this such a unique experience for all. Mapping Melbourne has stimulated cultural exchange across the Asian region. It has inspired creative connections, new work, skills sharing and created new international pathways whilst acknowledging our diaspora and close ties to the Asian region.
Only in Melbourne could we stage a festival like this that is mapping our Asian identity and our connections to the region whilst uniquely celebrating our incredible pool of local independent artistic talent.
Jill Morgan AM Chief Executive Officer Multicultural Arts Victoria
Mapping Melbourne Launch THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER, 6PM-9PM @ MPAVILION QUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS, ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE FREE Presented with
THEY HEAR SHRINES INSIDE LAUNCH NIGHT: FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER, 6PM-10PM @ TESTING GROUNDS, 1-23 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK Exhibition Dates 2-16 December Opening times 10am-6pm Wednesday & Thursday 10am-10pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday
In a collaboration using elements of fire and water, based on their shared interest in spiritual ecology and Taoist practices, Aniquah Stevenson and En En See repurpose a soft sculpture on the superstructure at Testing Grounds and create lines out of clay to draw into the spaces inside and outside and in between. Over six months En En has recorded sounds of eleven soul songs and translates this into the space and place of the interior Black Box. By addressing this aspect of the ethereal through sound, there is no logical structure nor a constructed idea in mind and the translation becomes a second original as messages without rituals, religion or limitations. Presented with
Left: They Hear Shrines Inside photo by En En See
On the launch night, the audience will experience spontaneous interventions consisting of material textures, sounds, gamelan instruments and prepared piano, writing, gestures, space, place, time and the body to search for alternative scorings of sacredness embedded in the everyday strangeness. It tests relationships between materials, viewer and site through the different practices of musician Bianca Gannon, visual artists En En See and Aniquah Stevenson, and Geoffrey Watson SC dancer, experimental performance maker and contemporary emotional innovation strategist.
Con-TemporariTEA FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER, 5PM-9PM @ TESTING GROUNDS, 1-23 CITY ROAD, SOUTHBANK
A collaboration between Yumi Umiumareâ€™s PopUp tearoom series and S-Jonâ€™s Tumbleweed project, this performance will explore freedom and spontaneity. This contemporary ritual will be set up through tea ceremony, food, storytelling, art making and performance. When the wind blows, the things collected transform the landscape with new shapes and forms emerging organically like tumbleweed.
Con-TemporariTEA will be a collective interpretation of movement via the wind, where people from many diverse countries have settled into the one city, creating a unique and beautiful contemporary Asian influence. The performance will conclude with a symbolic setting- free of an inspirational connected energy of beauty, love and colour to the wind sharing the Asian influence within our vibrant modern 21st Century city, Melbourne.
Right: Yumi Umiumare, courtesy of the University of the Philippines
HOW TO DRAW A JASON PHU FOLKTALE JOKE SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER, 1PM-4PM @ WEST SPACE Level 1/225 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE Registration for workshop via firstname.lastname@example.org by November 24 Suitable for children and adults of any skill level Jason puts an innovative twist on his Chinese/Vietnamese cultural upbringing with Buddhist, Daoist and traditional Chinese influences while growing up in Australia, through using materials such as plastics, spray paint and house paint. Alongside his exhibition, he will run a one-day Chinese painting workshop, celebrating the medium of ink with calligraphic brushes on Chinese xuan paper. The first part of the workshop familiarises the participants with the medium: holding the brush, using different techniques and doing a simple drawing. Jason will give the participants a one-line joke in a similar vein to “why did the chicken cross the road?”—all the jokes have an animal involved in them. The participants will draw the animal they have been given, aided by reference materials and Jason’s own drawings. Presented with
Left: Jason Phu, Alaska
In the second part of the workshop, the jokes will be translated to Chinese characters and Jason will teach the participants how to draw/ write the characters, copying them onto their drawings. Jason will give a short overview of the history of Chinese painting, the materials, how humour plays a huge role in Chan Buddhist paintings and how their work will end up resembling a Chinese Folk Animal artwork. Jason Phu brings his exhibition My Parents Met At The Fish Markets, which promises a fusion of cuttingedge modern art with traditional Chinese calligraphy and imagery in the style of the ‘New Ink’ movement. The exhibition runs at West Space until Saturday 9 December, open Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm.
JARANAN PREMIERE FILM SCREENING SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER, 8PM-10PM @ PIAZZA ITALIA AT ARGYLE SQUARE, LYGON STREET, CARLTON Tickets $10 + bf: bookings: eventbrite.com.au
‘Jaranan’: the name given to a tradition of Javanese horse dance that has the power to entrance its participants and enable their bodies to become vehicles for the spirits of the dead. Jaranan is set in contemporary East Java where the hype of social media and pop culture reign in equal measure with the ghosts of the past. The story is shown through the eyes of Pak Agus, a shaman and student of Java’s mystical arts. Follow the character’s journey from the darkness of the criminal underworld to his destiny as a community healer, spiritual guide and artist.
Presented by artists Silvia Indriyani, Brahmantyo Putra and Marcus Salvagno, Jaranan is a true fusion of spiritual tradition and modern innovation. This special premiere screening will also feature a live performance by dancer Janette Hoe in collaboration with Framed percussion ensemble. Directed by Marcus Salvagno Executive Producer, Konfir Kabo Produced by Silvia Indriyani, Resika Tikoalu Cinematography by Brahmantyo Putra
Special thanks to Project Eleven, Pak Agus Triwahyudi and the Padepokan Gadung Melati; The Volcanic Winds Project & East Timor Women Australia.
Left: Jaranan, photo by Silvia Indriyani
KAIJU HIP HOP JAZZ PROJECT SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 10PM @ THE JAZZLAB, 27 LESLIE STREET, BRUNSWICK Tickets $20: Bookings via jazzlab.club Kojoe X Aaron Choulai explore the boundaries of hip hop and jazz in a new collaboration with an impressive line-up of Melbourne musicians on the cutting edge of the local underground and mainstream music scene. Celebrated jazz pianist and beat maker Aaron Choulai, who grew up in Australia, made Tokyo his home in 2008. It was there that one of his most exciting collaborations came together when he crossed paths with Kojoe. Koichiro â€œKojoeâ€? Sakata is a Japan born, Queens NYC bred artist who bears lyrical fluency in both Japanese and English. Performing Hip Hop that authentically reflects his life story, Japanese heritage and Black culture experiences is what drives the artistic expression and cultural connection Kojoe aims to make through his music. Together, these fresh and innovative artists refuse to stop changing the sound of contemporary hip hop by incorporating elements of jazz and experimental beats.
KAIJU BEATS + PIECES SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 8PM- 1AM @ HORSE BAZAAR 397 LT LONSDALE STREET MELBOURNE A rare night of live and electronic music with duo Kojoe X Aaron Choulai, No Boundary collaboration feat Miyama McQueen-Tokita & Elf Tranzporter and DJ sets from DJ PonPon, DJ Kyohei, DJ Snuc & MC Naki
Images: Kojoe X Aaron Choulai
GAMELAN DANANDA WORKSHOPS
Interactive workshops - both stand-alone and as a precursor to I SAID NEON Composition Forum SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER, 3-6PM @ MEAT MARKET, 5 BLACKWOOD ST, NORTH MELBOURNE WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $12 SPECTATORS: FREE PACKAGE: $42 (3X WORKSHOPS,1 X EVENING PERFORMANCE) BOOKINGS: trybooking.com
provide an insight to the background of this mesmerising music through short lecture demonstrations, followed by hands-on workshops for your chance to learn and play a modern, yet traditional tune as part of a full gamelan orchestra.
KECAK WORKSHOP 3PM-3.45PM
Led by Gamelan DanAnda and acclaimed musician-composer Adam Simmons, incorporating instant-compositional techniques on gamelan instruments. Join nEoNSEMBLE and be part of a spontaneous composition and performance. No ensemble experience required!
Gamelan DanAnda and visiting guest artist master drummer Pande Mardiana lead a vocal percussion “monkey” chant hands-on workshop. Experience trancelike interlocking parts as part of a large group. No choral experience necessary.
nEoNSEMBLE SPONTANEOUS COMPOSITION WORKSHOP, 5-5.45PM
INTRODUCTION TO BALINESE GAMELAN, 4PM-4.45PM Gamelan DanAnda and visiting guest artist master drummer Pande Mardiana
I SAID NEON SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER, 7.30-9.30PM @ MEAT MARKET, 5 BLACKWOOD ST, NORTH MELBOURNE $15 FULL, $12 CONCESSION, $42 PACKAGE (3X WORKSHOPS, 1X EVENING PERFORMANCE) BOOKING VIA trybooking.com/RIAF
New Music Composition Forum I SAID NEON showcases a diverse range of composers and ensembles who will present new works inspired by traditional Indonesian music. This year’s event will see a broad spectrum of interpretations including modification
of traditional ensembles, arrangements for western instruments and the use of electronics. Throughout this interactive event, connections between Indonesia and Australia, performers and audiences, innovation and tradition will be explored. 2017 Featured International Artist: Pande ‘Yande’ Mardiana. Presented by Gamelan DanAnda Australia Inc. and special guests. Please note that the Meat Market is a cash only venue.
Left: Photo by Bianca Gannon
REFLECTION LAUNCH: TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER, 6PM-8PM @ NO VACANCY QV, 34-40 JANE BELL LANE, MELBOURNE Exhibition Dates: 6-17 December Gallery hours: 11am-5pm Tue-Sat, 12pm-5pm Sun
Reflection presents the works of three contemporary artists based in Melbourne, Pimpisa Tinpalit, Leah McIntosh and Yumemi Hiraki. Watch as the artistsâ€™ respective life experiences come alive in this exhibition. A truly intercultural and mixed media celebration of diverse Australian talent, Reflection is a personal expression of the contemporary artistsâ€™ inner most thoughts and feelings. This event pushes the boundaries of visual presentation through a fusion of techniques and media, whilst being an emotional and personal expression of artistic merit. Reflection is presented in a partnership with the No Vacancy Gallery to promote high calibre contemporary Asian art in Victoria.
Image: Peel by Pimpisa Tinpalit
SERPENT DREAMING WOMEN WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER, 6PM-8PM @ BUNJILAKA ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE MUSEUM, 11 NICHOLSON ST, CARLTON Registrations: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/bunjilaka
Serpent Dreaming Women aims to create awareness through affecting emotion and effecting change. This site-specific piece draws links between Indian, Indian diasporic, and Australian Indigenous women, as they explore their complex and long relationships with each otherâ€™s cultures and Mother Earthsimultaneously political, poetic, contemporary and timeless. Join these women as they attempt to undo the warp and weft of the binds that constrain their minds and bodies through an embodied process of decolonisation.
Conceptualised by Artistic Director Dr Priya Srinivasan and choreographed in collaboration with Gundijtmara creative cultural artist Vicki Couzens, her sister in law/ storyteller/visual artist Gina Bundle and daughter/cultural mentee/ language activist/traditional Aboriginal artist/dancer Yaraan Bundle together with Melbourne based composer/Carnatic singer Uthra Vijay and world renowned Indian dancer Priyadarsini Govind in a collaborative cross cultural event that furthers understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people performed on land that hasnâ€™t been ceded.
Sponsored by Serpent Dreaming Women received grant funding from the Australia-India Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Presented with
Right: Womens Law by Vicki Couzens
MAPPING THE MOVING IMAGE FRIDAY 8 & 15 DECEMBER, 8PM-10PM TESTING GROUNDS, 1 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK (AND VARIOUS SCREENING STOPS IN THE CBD) Tickets $5: Bookings: eventbrite.com
This is a trans-Asian celebration of the contemporary moving image to situate meaning and create cross cultural dialogue between two cities: Osaka and Melbourne. Remap the city and its stories through this multi-sensory celebration of the contemporary moving image used to create crosscultural dialogue between the two cosmopolitan cities. Through group bike rides punctuated with screenings of short films onto building facades, bridges and other city infrastructure, you will encounter the cultural inter-city voices from contemporary Japanese
Presented in association with
Left: photo by Jessica Sorci
short films, whilst our Japanese audience will encounter Melbourne through the work of Australian filmmakers. Brought to you by Projector Bike; a moving dream, a mobile screen and a storytelling machine. A customdesigned, three wheeled cargo bike complete with a high-powered projector and stereo system, transforming any public place into a captivating work of art. Please bring your bicycle and a spirit of adventure. Drinks will be available at the Testing Grounds bar before and after the ride.
Navicula Band, image courtesy the artist
NAVICULA @ TESTING GROUNDS Navicula, headed by lead singer Gede Robi, is at the intersection of a wild psychedelic grunge experience with alternative and progressive music from Bali. Theyâ€™ve toured Canada, US, India, Italy, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar and advocate for environmental and social change wherever they go.
FOLLOW FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER, 6PM Kutcha Edwards is power and transformation in sound, embodied in human form in a special collaboration, he is joined by the extraordinary Robbie Bundle and welcoming to Australia the Green Grunge Gentlemen that are Navicula. The artists will be joined throughout the evening by guest musicians associated with Wurinbeena and the (F)ROUTE and FLOAT artist collectives who come from the lands of the Gunai Kurnai in East Gippsland.
(F)ROUTE BREAKFAST SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER, 10AM -11:30AM Navicula and the (F)ROUTE and FLOAT collectives of East Gippsland are creative environmental stewards. Join with the finders, foragers and forgers from the East of the state and with Gede Robi, lead singer of Navicula, Kopi (coffee) expert and agro-economist. Sample from the (F)ROUTE carts, be part of the discussion and exploration of small artistic interventions, community gatherings and universal concerns which are shared by artists in Ubud, Lake Tyers Beach and Melbourne.
In partnership with Kopernik, Navicula and the University of Melbourne, Float, F(route), Wurinbeena and Testing Grounds.
COMMON GROUND SHOWCASE SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER, 2PM â€“ 5PM @ BECKETT THEATRE THE COOPERS MALTHOUSE 113 STURT STREET, SOUTHBANK Registrations: eventbrite.com
Common Ground is a unique, multilingual, multi-faith project that uses various forms of writing, primarily spoken word, to build connection and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures. The transformative and unifying essence of the spoken word is beautifully presented in this showcase.
Facilitated by local professional spoken word artists, Common Ground will explore themes of identity, authenticity, faith, belonging, conflict and peace. Enjoy an afternoon of spoken word, music, food and storytelling where poets from Brimbank, Whittlesea and Shepparton will take you on a journey from page to stage.
Special thanks to Brimbank Youth Services, St Albans Community Centre, Brimbank City Council, Bowery Arts, Centre for the History of Emotions, Uniting Faiths, City of Whittlesea, Whittlesea Community Connections, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Shepparton High School, St Pauls African House
Previous: Residue by Yumemi HIraki Right: Manal Younus, photo by Edel Garipov
BALIMBING- FILIPINO QUEERNESS MEET THE ARTISTS: TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER 5PM – 5.30PM LAUNCH: TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER 6PM – 8PM @ TEMPERANCE HALL, 199 NAPIER ST, SOUTH MELBOURNE Registrations, Artist Talk & Launch: eventbrite.com Exhibition Dates: 13-17 December Gallery hours: 12pm-5pm Wednesday-Sunday Balimbing - Filipino Queerness is a photographic art exhibition portraying the unique queer and multicultural LGBTQI community of Tacloban City in the Philippines.
shared during the preparations for a momentous Filipino celebration, which prompted deep recollections of the photographer’s own upbringing in Latin America.
Gregory Lorenzutti brings to Australia a collection of photographs in daring multi-colour that captures the intimate lives of queer Filipinos steeped in faith, resilience, survival, family and spectacle queerness.
This exhibition unfolds the complex social relations in a place where faith, popular traditions, colonialism, gender fluidity and love can co-exist.
Photographed during the Santo Niño fiesta in Tacloban over three years, ‘Balimbing’ (“star-fruit” in Waray dialect) is the culmination of long conversations and personal stories
The special launch event will feature an incredible performance by Bhenji Ra, Justin Shoulder and Caroline Garcia. The pre-launch artist talk will be hosted by Nathan Scolaro, Editor of Dumbo Feather and supported by Midsumma Festival.
Left: Dave, photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
HYPER FRAGILITY: WHY ARE WHITE MEN SO DEFENSIVE? #LOL WEDNESDAY 13 & THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER SESSIONS: 6.45PM; 8.15PM; 9.45PM @ ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE, 100 ST KILDA RD, MELBOURNE Tickets $10 Conc/$15 Full Bookings: Box Office/ 1300 182 183/ artscentremelbourne.com.au
Welcome to the Hyper Fragility Board Room. Please come in. Candy Bowers and Victoria Chiu will host your experience full of conversation, image, movement, beats, rap, unwrap, beer, laughs, smirks, half smiles, hysteria, emotion, circular motion, suits, skirts, camera, fans, banter, rants, raves, sweetness, generosity, wisdom, hostility, passion, pump, challenges, chance, dance, colonial dance, colonial song, rolling chairs, a long table, carpet, lights…..board room….. action.
Hyper Fragility has been created with the choreographic integrity and rigour that Chiu is passionate about, whilst being influenced by the dramatic, subversive and political comedy genius of Bowers. This experience is a candid, immersive, physical conversation between two artists exploring issues of race, gender and every day experiences of intersectional issues.
Right: Victoria Chiu and Candy Bowers, photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
NIDA MELBOURNE X MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA PRESENTS â€˜RESONANT LINESâ€™
THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER, 7PM @ NIDA MELBOURNE, SUITE 4, 152 STURT STREET, SOUTHBANK RSVP by Monday 11 December, 12pm via email@example.com
A triple-bill of Melbourne artists presenting an eclectic collection of aural, visual and poetic explorations of ritual as drawn from their intersecting vectors of identity and connection. The meanings made are often metaphoric and emphasise the spontaneous transformation of experience. Tincture as a ritual invites the acknowledgment of ourselves, the elements, and that relationship. Aarti Jadu & Jack Davies will be exploring dropping into sound from nothing, an immersion into our environment, which subconsciously creates our world. Syllables of Ritual is a meditative poetic exploration of the contemporary connection to ritual, worship and heritage, presented
Right: Artwork by Andrew McLaughlin
by writers and performers Nithya Iyer and Luna Mrozik-Gawler. The performance will be accompanied by projections from photographer, videographer and artist Devika Bilimoria. Out of Auto is a collaborative sound art project by Sudeep Lingamneni and Andrew McLaughlin. Drawing on their wide-ranging experiments in ambient music, sound design, punk & post-rock the artists create an improvised deep-listening sonic experience. Electric. Acoustic. Immediate. Visceral. The evening will culminate in a six-way improvisation between the artists based on energy exchanges and instinctual flows.
THIS STREET FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER, 4PM-10PM @ TESTING GROUNDS, 1-23 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK
From world-renowned galleries, to fashion icons and vibrant alley waysMelbourne has established itself as a strong arts and cultural force that overflows with artistic talent. This Street, curated by Echo Z Cai will explore the creative essence that flows throughout our city, made even more unique by our talented Asian-Australian artists. In a truly intercultural collaboration, our proudly local and visiting artists from around the world will be showcased in this temporary installation.
With support from
Left: Chat on the Street by Echo Zixuan Cai
Join contemporary Asian artists including Jenny Zhe Chang, Hong Fu, Zhong Chen, Yi Ling, Hongyang Liu, Wen Wang, The Association of Tianjin Macro Media Educational Technology (ATMMET), Lucky Cui, AO Dance Crew, Fingerprints, Ruckus, Sway Jazz Ensemble, Anne Singer, Eva Wu and AM as they bring the world a little closer to home with their murals, paintings, installations, performances and visual arts for THIS STREET.
Image: Mindy Meng Wang, photo by Barry C Douglas
AND THE HALF LIGHT Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Art Orchestra Part of the Meeting Points Concert Series SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER, 3PM-5PM @ ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE, BOMBINI BUZZ CAFE, HAMER HALL 100 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE Tickets $28: Bookings: artscentremelbourne.com.au In a series of intimate concerts, Meeting Points brings together unexpected music styles to create electrifying collaborations. Featuring an incredible line-up of international artists accompanied by Australia’s leading contemporary music ensemble, the Australian Art Orchestra. Renowned Chinese zither (guzheng) virtuoso, Mindy Meng Wang, redefines and reinvigorates Chinese musical traditions through avant-garde fusion of Chinese and Japanese instruments and sound. And the Half Light includes a work written by Wang for the Australian Art Orchestra that traces her passage from her home in northwestern China to the UK and eventually Melbourne. Composed for a chamber formation, including violin, double bass, Supported by
trumpet, trombone, percussion and electronics – Cocoon expresses both a yearning for home and a restlessness to travel and discover. In a rare synergy of musical traditions, Wang will also perform with Tokyo-based, Miyama McQueenTokita, a Japanese zither (koto) virtuoso and leading figure in Japan’s contemporary music scene. CREDITS Mindy Meng Wang | Guzheng Miyama McQueen-Tokita | Koto Jem Savage | Saxophone, electronics, orchestration Peter Knight | Trumpet, electronics, artistic director Lizzy Welsh | Violin Matthias Schack-Arnott | Percussion Sam Pankhurst | Contra bass Adrian Sherriff | Bass trombone, flute
STHITHI WE STAND, WE BELONG SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER, 6PM-6.30PM @ QUEENSBRIDGE SQUARE, SOUTHBANK
One’s first act of belonging to a city is to stand with confidence. Sthithi performed by students of Monica Singh Sangwan (Sohamasmi Centre for Performing Arts) brings together dancers of diverse ethnicities to reflect contemporary Asia in our city of Melbourne.
This dance composition choreographed and conceived by Sharmila Biswas, with music composed by Sukanta Kumar Kundu modernizes the movements and techniques of Indian classical dance (namely Odissi), yoga and martial art.
The word ‘stithi’ comes from the Sanskrit root word ‘stha’, meaning to stand, to place, to be. Yoga in its myriad forms, as well as martial arts, has become part of the city’s cultural melting pot.
Presented with Sohamasmi Centre for Performing Arts
Left: Photo by Karan Bajaj
FESTIVITY SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER, 6.30PM-8PM FROM PRINCES BRIDGE ALONG SOUTHBANK PROMENADE TO QUEENSBRIDGE SQUARE, SOUTHBANK
Festivity is a new work by SILP Productions, inspired by a traditional ceremony from the northern region of Thailand where villages celebrate during a parade called â€˜Hae Krua Tan.â€™ This contemporary Thai performance incorporates physical movements and exhibition to create an understanding of how Thai people embrace this special parade. The air of tranquility and harmony in this performance will captivate you in its surrounding space. This powerful sense of calm through body movements will guide the audience to synchronize internally with the performance.
Watch as performers Candice Boonjua, Khwanlarp Sudjunta, Wichittra Changchaya, Shuchinthara Suebsamarn, Saranya Chaovarad and Ampornkarn Artanyoota entertain the audience with this interactive performance. Directed by choreographer Nakarin Jaikla. Production Team Music Composer: Nampark Sribanditmongkol Production Assistants: Candice Boonjua and Khwanlarp Sudjunta Photographer: Nachnicha Kongkatigumjorn Videographer: Bhavin Mettanant
Image: Photo by Nachnicha Kongkatigumjorn
THE ECHOES PROJECT SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER SESSIONS: 8.30PM â€“ 9PM & 9.30PM-10PM @ FACING HEAVEN ARCHWAY, CHINATOWN PLAZA, 104-106 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE Registrations: eventbrite.com
Under the Facing Heaven archway in Chinatown Plaza, one dancer and three musicians take you on a journey that evokes fragments of forgotten stories from the surrounding laneways. Two passionate local artists, dancer Janette Hoe and vocalist/ musician Ria Soemardjo, join forces to combine Chinese and Javanese ceremonial traditions. Be mesmerised by these performers as they create an innovative crosscultural soundscape inspired by the intricate rhythmic patterns of Javanese style frame drums.
Right: Image by Andy Cox & Janette Hoe
The duo is supported by Ron Reeves and Matt Stonehouse; skilled percussionists grounded in Indonesian and Middle Eastern drumming traditions. Observe as Echoes transforms our connection to place in the urban Australian context through a mesmerizing soundscape inspired by the intricate rhythmic patterns of Javanese style frame drums.
What is the role of the artist in a creative city?
The City of Melbourne is proud to support major and emerging arts organisations through their 2015–17 Triennial Arts Grants Program. Aphids Arts Access Victoria Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Blindside Artist Run Space Chamber Made Opera Circus Oz Craft Emerging Writers’ Festival Ilbijerri Theatre Koorie Heritage Trust La Mama Little Big Shots Lucy Guerin Inc. Melbourne Festival
“To take an audience on a journey of transformation, discovery and new experiences they never thought they could tap into.” Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa Spoken word artist Multicultural Arts Victoria
Melbourne Fringe Melbourne International Comedy Festival Melbourne International Film Festival Melbourne International Jazz Festival Melbourne Queer Film Festival Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne WebFest Melbourne Writers Festival Multicultural Arts Victoria Next Wave Festival Polyglot Theatre Poppy Seed Songlines Aboriginal Music Speak Percussion The Wheeler Centre West Space Wild@heART Community Arts
Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER Official Launch 6pm-9pm @ MPavilion
TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER
Serpent Dreaming Women
6pm-8pm @ No Vacancy QV
6pm-8pm @ Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER Check out My Parents Met At The Fish Markets Exhibition @ West Space on until 9 December
Exhibition @ No Vacancy QV on until 17 December
Meet the artists 5pm-5.30pm Launch 6pm-8pm @ Temperance Hall
6.45pm; 8.15pm; 9.45pm @ Arts Centre Melbourne Check out
Balimbing-Filipino Queerness Exhibition @ Temperance Hall on until 17 December
7pm @ NIDA Melbourne
6.45pm; 8.15pm; 9.45pm @ Arts Centre Melbourne
MAPPING MELBOURNE 1-17 DECEMBER 2017 FRIDAY
SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
1 DECEMBER They Hear Shrines Inside Launch 6pm-10pm
How To Draw A Jason Phu Folktale Joke 1pm-4pm @ West Space
10pm @ The Jazzlab
8 DECEMBER 6pm @ Testing Grounds
Mapping The Moving Image
8pm-10pm @ Testing Grounds
9 DECEMBER (F)route Breakfast 10am-11.30am @ Testing Grounds
Mapping The Moving Image
8pm-10pm @ Testing Grounds
8pm-1am @ Horse Bazaar
2pm-5pm @ Malthouse
15 DECEMBER 4pm-10pm @ Testing Grounds
Kaiju Beats And Pieces
Common Ground Showcase
FRIDAY This Street
8pm-10pm @ Piazza Italia
Kaiju Hip Hop Jazz Project
Both @ Testing Grounds
Jaranan Premiere Film Screening
16 DECEMBER And The Half Light
3pm @ Arts Centre Melbourne
6pm-6.30pm @ Queensbridge Square, Southbank
6.30pm-8pm along Southbank Promenade to Queensbridge Sq
The Echoes Project
8.30pm-9pm & 9.30pm-10pm @ Facing Heaven Archway, Chinatown Plaza
SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER Gamelan DanAnda Workshops 3pm-6pm
I SAID NEON
7:30pm-9:30pm Both @ Meat Market
MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA WOULD LIKE TO THANK:
PRINCIPAL PARTNERS SPONSORS
Sohamasmi Centre for Performing Arts
SUPPORTERS The Volcanic Winds Project & East Timor Women Australia, Dezine by Mauro, Ausfocus, Taizhoujingwei, Brimbank Youth Services, St Albans Community Centre, Brimbank City Council, Bowery Arts, Centre for the History of Emotions, Uniting Faiths, City of Whittlesea, Whittlesea Community Connections, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Shepparton High School, St Pauls African House
Multicultural Arts Victoria acknowledges that Mapping Melbourne 2017 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 MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA STAFF
Chief Executive Officer: Jill Morgan AM General Manager: Andy Miller Creative Producers: Meg Larkin & Anita Larkin Events Coordinator/ Production Manager: Freyja Macfarlane Administration & Design: Deshani Berhardt Finance & ICT Officer: Hung Nguyen Marketing & Communications: Katrina Lin & Sneha Varma Special Projects: Lella Cariddi Project Officer/ Artist Services: Billy Zeik Kelleher Project Officers: Miriam Abud, Forest Keegel, Dorcas Utkovic & Oscar Jimenez Music Program Officer: Joel Ma & Ariel Blum Common Ground Facilitator: Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa Volunteers: Con Pagonis & John Watts
MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA BOARD Chairperson: George Lekakis AO Deputy Chairperson: Miriam Suss OAM Deputy Chairperson: Huss Mustafa OAM Public Officer: Bayarkhuu Purevedorj Secretary: Michael Van Vliet Board Members: Hilary Bucumi, Katie McLeish, David Wright, Judith Klepner, Carolina Aguilera De Snow, Symon Kohut
MAPPING MELBOURNE 2017 ADVISORY GROUP: Tony Yap, Yumi Umiumare, Pimpisa Tinpalit, Priya Srinivasan, Joel Ma, Resika Tikoalu, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Konfir Kabo, Tiffanie Nguyen, Nawal Alirani, Bianca Winataputri, Shaheen Rispoli, Lauren Brand, Flory Ambarita Meg Larkin, Mapping Melbourne Creative Producer and Freyja Macfarlane, Mapping Melbourne Production Manager Kemal Ezedine, Visual Artist (key visual) and Deshani Berhardt, Graphic Designer To all the amazingly talented artists that make up Mapping Melbourne Printed with 100% vegetable inks on carbon neutral 100% recycled paper
Published on Oct 16, 2017