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1. Fletcher Jones (YAH HQ) 2. The Watch House (YAH Installations) 3. The Phoenix 4. Civic Bus Interchange 5. The Pancake Parlour 6. Northbourne / Alinga intersection 7. Smiths Alternative Bookshop 8. Kremlin Bar 9. Intercultural Hand 10. The Food Co-op 11. Lonsdale Traders 12. Lonsdale Street Roasters 23 13. Lonsdale Street Roasters 14. 2xx 98.3 FM 15. Honkytonks 16. Gentle Nails 17. Donut King 18. Tocumwal Lane 19. Petrie Plaza 20. The Canberra Centre 21. Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) 22. Canberra Theatre Courtyard Studio 23. Rabul Lane 24. National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 25. NewActon Precinct 26. Nishi Gallery


You Are Here March 14-24 2013 youareherecanberra.com.au For further information during You Are Here please visit one of our festival hubs, The Watch House in Garema Place or Fletcher Jones, located in the Sydney Building, corner of Northbourne Ave and London Cct.

You Are Here is a Centenary of Canberra project, presented with support from the ACT Government and Canberra CBD Limited.

You Are Here has been conceived to enliven city spaces and promote awareness of local artists in the lead up to 2013. The material and performances that are a part of You Are Here express the views, opinions, concepts and ideas of these independent and emerging artists. Details correct at time of printing, please refer to website for changes and updates.

You Are Here is a drug and alcohol free event. Alcohol is only permitted where events are held in licensed venues. You Are Here events are all-ages, unless otherwise specified. Entry to all events is free. You Are Here endeavors to make all their events and venues accessible. If you have special access requirements, please contact us at youareherecanberra@gmail.com Designed by New Best Friend newbestfriend.com.au Printed by Bluestar on EcoStar Uncoated.


foreword promote local culture in all its forms, as befits the city of Canberra and its citizens. YOU ARE HERE stands tall next to well over 1000 local artists and artsworkers who will play an active role in the Centenary year: I thank them all for their enthusiasm and initiative, for coming forward with their best ideas and not sitting back demanding that the city do it all for them – ‘ask not what your city can do for you, but…’ I also thank the ACT Government particularly for their endorsement of this new festival, Canberra CBD Limited for its unqualified support, the Canberra Theatre Centre for its offer to auspice the project, and the members of the Centenary team, especially Beverly Growden, who were key to ongoing liaison with the YOU ARE HERE producers.

Of the many happy developments arising from the planning of the Centenary of Canberra, YOU ARE HERE is surely one of the proudest. In a city which once had to suffer taunts about there being no young people here, nothing for them to do, no cool zones, no creativity, and other similarly ignorant drivel, YOU ARE HERE makes manifest for a third triumphant year the strength of local creative and artistic endeavour, especially in the thriving independent and alternative scene. I was supported early on in my decision to fashion the celebrations in 2013 from almost entirely Australian talent, as befits the national capital, and to embrace and

YOU ARE HERE has not only encouraged new work from local artists, but has embraced the return of ex-Canberrans, and paid homage to the splendid history of youthful zest which has been alive in Canberra for decades. Like so many things about Canberra you have to keep reminding people ‘Just because you may not see it, don’t assume it isn’t there’. Now we see it clearly; and on the long list of those things which will comprise the lasting legacies of 2013, one of my strongest hopes is that YOU ARE HERE will be supported immediately and firmly into the future.

Robyn Archer AO Creative Director, Centenary of Canberra


foreword Here it is, the biggest You Are Here yet. It’s big because doing this the third time around means we’ve taken more risks, because more people have invested their trust and generosity. It’s big because this year we’re housing a series of emerging theatre – The Ice Age – that could form a whole program unto itself. It’s also big because the festival family has grown. Six of us have taken the reins of this year’s You Are Here, with three new producers learning the ropes, each bringing with them their own Canberra insight and adding their own ideas to the mix. It’s this bigger team who will help map the path of the festival forward from here in a post-Centenary city. The work of producers and curators is important to any community, no matter how small or large, as those who call to arms and tease out all that is strange and wonderful from the artistic layer hidden beneath all ordinary existence. But none of this is possible without artists – makers, thinkers and doers for whom living ordinarily is not quite enough. Our bigger team has meant we’ve been able to meet and work with more of Canberra’s amazing artists than ever before. Thank you all for sharing your ideas with us, and for humouring our own. Thank you for going above and beyond to be a part of this festival. Yet still, all of this art making would be lost and aimless but for the audience, those of you who travel from far away, those of you who watch us from afar, and those of you who do us the utmost honour every time you join us at one of our events. Every time you make the effort to see a show, catch a band or stop and check out some art you become a part of this thing. We are so grateful that you do – it’s for you that we are here.

David, Yolande, Hadley, Sarah, Vanessa & Nick


2013 marks 100 years since the naming of Canberra.

For the all the ins and outs of the year-long program showcasing the very best of what’s going on in Canberra, check out canberra100.com.au


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Producers David Finnigan Yolande Norris Adam Hadley Sarah Kaur Vanessa Wright Nick Delatovic Operations Manager Karmin Cooper Production Manager Jane Rowe Festival Coordinators
 Nick McCorriston Adelaide Rief Nathan Harrison George Rose Nikki Kennedy Rachel Roberts Photographers Adam Thomas Sarah Walker Videographer Erica Hurrell Lighting Designer Dan McCusker

You Are Here is a Centenary of Canberra project, presented with support from the ACT Government and Canberra CBD Limited. Thank you to all our artists, venues and supporters, particularly the Cultural Facilities Corporation, Canberra Theatre Centre, CBRE, Jim Notaras, artsACT, Lighting and Ceramics Canberra, The Canberra Centre, BMA Magazine, the RiotACT, 2xx 98.3fm, Canberra Museum and Gallery, National Film & Sound Archive of Australia, Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Lonsdale Street Roasters, The Food Co-op, The Pancake Parlour, NewActon, Palace Electric Cinemas, The Phoenix, Dirty Deeds Event Sound, and New Best Friend. We also thank the Cultural Facilities Corporation and Canberra Theatre Staff for auspicing and hosting You Are Here Inc. A huge thank you to Beverly Growden, Robyn Archer and the C100 team for fighting the good fight on our behalf. Special thanks goes out to our secret weapon, Alicia Doherty, of Canberra CBD Limited, without whom none of this would be possible. Last but not least, thank you to our amazing audiences.

APAR T Art, Not Apart


ICE AGE In 2007 and 2008, theatre-maker and producer Jan Wawrzynczak assembled two seasons of theatre work by emerging and experimental ACT ensembles. Based at Belconnen Theatre, the WET Season and the Hunting Seasons were manic, chaotic and occasionally inspiring. Jan passed away in 2008 before he could complete the third part of the trilogy, the even-moreridiculously-titled Ice Age. So in memory of Jan, You Are Here is pleased to present our best approximation of Jan’s planned Ice Age: a festival of 20 brand new works by a diverse array of performers. Who knows what Jan would make of it if he could see it? He might dig it. And hopefully, maybe, you will too. David


ICE AGE When: 9-10.30pm Thurs 21, Fletcher Jones late Fri 22, Music by Cavelight, CMAG

We are perpendicular image credit: Julia Johnson

When: 7-9pm Thurs 14, Fletcher Jones 9-10.30pm Thurs 21, Fletcher Jones

Of Friends and Fields We (Indie folk band Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens) present to you a live shadow puppet and music experience. It’s not aimed at kids, but it’s not unsuitable for kids. It’s either a gig with shadow puppets or a shadow puppet show with puppeteers who sing and play instruments, depending on which way you see things. Is it cross-disciplinary-art? *cough * Anyway, there’s more to it than that. This performance is in loving memory of a very best friend, Pearl. Pearl was Julia’s childhood pony, who she rescued. It’s a tribute to an extraordinary kind of friendship, one which has existed for centuries between girl and horse. A collection of stories that will be sung, played and hand-made in front of your eyes. Artists: Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens

We are perpendicular is a sequence of short performance works incorporating digital sound and live performance to explore notions of calling and recalling: desire, distance, identity and time. Devised by Emma Hall (director/ choreographer) and Emily Stewart (writer), each vignette is a moment of concord and discord as the syntax of text and body collide. Artists: Emma Hall, Emily Stewart

image credit: Beth Jennings Photography

When: 7.30-9pm Sun 17, Fletcher Jones

The Cell, by Michael Crowley Drama-Free Productions present the Australian premiere of UK playwright Michael Crowley’s The Cell. The Cell is presented in partnership with 24:7 Manchester. One cell - two men. What reason would a prison guard have to take an inmate hostage? Scully, a mid-40’s career prison officer, Kelly, a 19 something rough around the edges inmate. Clearly they are worlds apart; but here in the confines of this cell there is almost a surreal connection between them. They have the ability to help each other, if only they could help themselves. Prison can be a brutal place, they both know that; but for one of them it seems that it may just be too much. An abridged version of the original work, The Cell is an intimate and raw piece. Engaging with the audience by placing them in the middle of the action.


When: 7-8pm Wed 20, The Phoenix 7.30-9pm Sat 23, Fletcher Jones

A Stitch in Time Toxic avalanche! Countercounter-terrorism! Selfreplicating nanobacteria! Poison frogs!

image credit: Cole Bennetts

When: 9.30-11pm Fri 15, Fletcher Jones 7.30-9pm Sun 17, Fletcher Jones

Trinculo’s Bathtub Trinculo emerged as a character from Shadow House PITS’ newsletter … an alter ego that grew from a jester in Shakespeare’s The Tempest … an irreverent shadow-self who could be both physical and metaphorical … a distillation of key aspects of Antonin Artaud’s attitude to words and the very nature of theatre as a gravitation utilizing dreams. Trinculo extolls how all meaning through language is still a negotiated meaning and precision is an illusion.

Trinculo is part dead angel, ghost and a deluded reincarnation of Marat in his bathtub during French revolutionary early “Enlightenment” times as he re-enacts his waiting for the entrance of Charlotte Corday to kill him. Politics, philosophical / religious issues and a strange “love” story between Trinculo and an imaginary Charlotte Corday create a bizarre, mostly absurd event with compelling imagery to challenge one’s dreams. Trinculo’s Bathtub is partly rehearsed and partly improvised based on audience questions; performed by Joe Woodward as Trinculo and supported by Tom Woodward as the musician Kevin. Artists: Shadowhouse PITS

Professor Richard Pritchard and Doctor Arthur Downwards - disgraced ex-scientific luminaries and recently certified time-andspace-travelling insurance salesmen - have returned from the dark and distant future to warn you and your loved ones of the inescapable annihilation lurking on tomorrow’s horizon. If the frogs and the hyperanarchists don’t do it, we’re sure the pandemic squid flu will, but never fear! These two steadfast men of fact have a futuristic insurance policy that’s just right for you! NB: SOME FUTURES MAY VARY Artists: The Landlords


ICE AGE When: 9.30-11pm Fri 15, Fletcher Jones 8-9.30pm Wed 20, Fletcher Jones

Pop Goes Our Weasel OMG! You haven’t seen that movie!? image credit: Eleanor Campbell

When: 7.30-9pm Sat 16, Fletcher Jones 1-2.30pm Thurs 21, Fletcher Jones

Conspiracy Therapy Conspiracy Therapy follows the transformation of reality into delusion, and challenges how we distinguish one from the other. If resisting delusion is dangerous, how do you return to the real world - if at all? As Detective John Drake closes in on a serial killer, the distinction between reality and delusion is slowly unravelled. Conspiracy Therapy is a new work developed for the You Are Here festival, and is the premiere production of the SHATTER collective. Artists: SHATTER Collective

When: 3-4pm Sun 17, Fletcher Jones 6-7pm Mon 18, Fletcher Jones

AfterShot Set in a fictional university following a mass shooting, AfterShot is a candid yet gripping look at guns and gun culture. In a world where notions of good and evil transcend legalities, it is time for people to let go of a dependency on governments and seek meaningful solutions to this deadly issue. The two characters we meet in this piece will take us on a journey through the historical and social facets that surround gun culture. This is not so much a piece about violence, but rather a celebration of liberty, protection and the joys and horrors that come with living on a planet where people are so unpredictable, so individualistic and so free. Artists: Farrah Sydney Smith, Phillip Meddows, Sam Moynihan

What is popular? How can we all have these collective experiences and not own them? Like a child playing out their favourite scenes from a movie, so do we toy and experiment with these familiar scenes. Utilising a minimalist approach we look to suspend disbelief; leaving behind the raw shell of interesting character relationships and an exploration of the human condition. A collective ensemble piece, at its core Pop Goes Our Weasel just looks to entertain. So come join us for a fun “pop” cultural experience. Artists: Drama-Free Productions


When: 7-9pm Mon 18, CANBERRA THEATRE COURTYARD STUDIO 8-9.30pm Wed 20, Fletcher Jones

Der Wolf Once upon a time, a mother goat returned home from a day in the forest, only to discover the front door wide open and all but one of her kids missing. She looked to find the wolf, napping by the fire. She called to her youngest kid, “Quickly! Get me a pair of scissors, a needle and some thread.”

Flash forward to 2050: her youngest kid has been sold to a man. The rest of her family could no longer stand the sleepless nights and her tormented screams. Nobody should have to witness their family being devoured. Der Wolf is an installation and performance piece inspired by “The Wolf and the Seven Kids”, collected by Brothers Grimm. Performers Cameron Thomas and Tse-Yee Teh explore the after-effects of loss and trauma.

When: 6.30-7pm Tues 19, Smiths Alternative Bookshop 7.30-9pm Sat 23, Fletcher Jones

Her family was rescued but nothing was the same. Her life is still and stolen. Will you be her family?

Storytime with Azza McKazza

Artist: Tse-Yee Teh

Image credit: Arran Mckenna

Come friend! Sit for a while and hear some silly stories accompanied by silly pictures. WATCH! How Elliot Spitz deals with his lovely new body parts. SEE! The monthly sanity routine of Mr Thistle. HEAR! The tragicomic story of Mr Latchkey and his quest for internal peace. Let Azza Mckazza entertain you with his words and pictures. Some parts are a little bit rude so they may need to be explained to the young and thick. Artists: Azza Mckazza

Image credit: Duncan Felton


ICE AGE When: 8-9.30pm Wed 20, Fletcher Jones 1-2.30pm Thurs 21, Fletcher Jones

Stumbling Blindly Image credit: Imogen Keen

When: 7.30-9pm Sat 16, Fletcher Jones 3-4pm Sun 17, Fletcher Jones 7.30-9pm Sat 23, Fletcher Jones

When: 2-4pm Sun 17, The Watch House 5-7pm Tues 19, The Watch House 5-7pm Thurs 21, The Watch House

What Now? The Near Physics. It’s not an exact science. Artists: Masters of Space and Time

Sam Floyd and Sal Bensley return to the You Are Here stage with their distinct brand of thought provoking, sharply observed comedy. The physically incongruous duo are never afraid to tackle the big issues, armed with nothing more than themselves and a limited timeframe. Stumbling Blindly is a brand new piece created for You Are Here. Artists: Freshly Ground Theatre

and How

The Near and How is about intimacy in an enormous world. Akin to the wardrobe of Narnia or that misspelt sign that says more than it should. This installation theatre work offers a series of small, constructed spaces, each of which contains a miniature live performance for a single audience member. The city will become flat, distance between people will blur, and the monolithic moon may turn out to be your pet rock. Designer Imogen Keen and animateur Cathy Petőcz invite you to visit during opening hours for a peek into an alternate universe that is closer than expected. Artists: Cathy Petőcz, Imogen Keen

When: 3-4pm Sun 17, Fletcher Jones 8-9.30pm Wed 20, Fletcher Jones

New work Students from Canberra Girls Grammar present a new political theatre work. Artists: Canberra Girls Grammar


When: 6-7pm Mon 18, Fletcher Jones 6.30-7pm Tues 19, Smiths Alternative Bookshop

Image credit: C. Jackway

When: 7-9pm Thurs 14, Fletcher Jones 7.30-9pm Sun 17, Fletcher Jones 7-9pm Mon 18, CANBERRA THEATRE COURTYARD STUDIO 8-10pm Wed 20, Fletcher Jones

Dead Beauty Queens Beyond the grave: the ghost of a dead beauty queen communicates her tragic end. Is beauty only skin deep? Beauty queen wannabe dreams of fame at any cost— but is she pretty enough? Continuing Jack the Ripper’s work: bizarre motivations as a killer confesses! Dead Beauty Queens contains three non-linear monologues, each from a different era— past, present and future— and each from a different perspective: victim, killer and wannabe. Bear witness to the abhorrent, chilling and fascinating crimes against beautiful young victims. Artist: Emma Gibson

Walter Burley Griffin Has A Lot To Answer For This began as an autobiographical ten minute pseudo lecture about a particular experience Lucinda had as a teenager. It has turned into a wee homage of her time living in Canberra and her connection to the place. It covers first love, near death, the tricks of the memory, anarchy and politics. Canberra, outside the guide books. The original development of this work was supported by NIDA and Tamarama Rock Surfers. Artists: Lucinda Gleeson

When: 7-9pm Thurs 14, Fletcher Jones 7.30-9pm Sat 16, Fletcher Jones

Max Barker Sings The Blues “Most of the songs I sing have that blues feeling in it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don’t know what I’m sorry about. I don’t” Etta James Artists: Max Barker


ICE AGE When: 9.30-11pm Fri 15, Fletcher Jones 7.30-9pm Sat 16, Fletcher Jones

I should have told you before we made love (that I’m black) Image credit: Chris Brain

When: 7-9pm Thurs 14, Fletcher Jones 6-7pm Mon 18, Fletcher Jones

Home Home is a work about the places and spaces that shape us and form the territory that makes us feel reassured and protected. Memories unfold at the sight of an old tree, a secret hiding place, a familiar face next door. The world has safe boundaries that can be seen from the open window. When a girl’s environment begins to change, she struggles to hold on to the security that she found there. Artists: Chris Brain, Camilla Sheather-Neumann

When: 9.30-11pm Fri 15, Fletcher Jones 7.30-9pm Sat 16, Fletcher Jones

Not About You Chris is a playwright who wants to make a difference. But he also blogs about his problem drinking and sleeping with... too many... Facebook friends. In a culture obsessed with the personal pronoun, juicy self-confession and twentysomething memoir, Not About You is a hybrid reflectionconversation-performance which asks: is fiction enough any more, and how much truth can you take? Artist: Chris Summers

Playwright Nakkiah Lui presents a show about how she and a friend are both courting the same guy on OKCupid. The winner of the inaugural Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award, Lui’s play This Heaven is currently being performed as part of Belvoir’s 2013 season. Artist: Nakkiah Lui


throughout the festival

When: every day of the festival during scheduled events Where: Sydney Building, corner of Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit

Fletcher Jones You Are Here are proud to present their latest inner-city venue! Formerly a sprawling menswear store, this dignified old gent is now the You Are Here hub and centre of this year’s performance program universe. Whenever you drop by this incredible space there’s bound to be something happening, be it a lunchtime gig, Ice Age theatre, a movie screening or something inexplicable yet delightful. Whatever it is, there’s a comfy milk crate waiting with your name on it.* * seating may or may not be available, milk crate may or may not be comfortable

When: from midday everyday, plus whenever we’re there! Where: The Watch House, Garema Place

The Watch House What was once a mild-mannered police station has been temporarily transformed into a bustling den of exhibitions, installations and surprise performances. The Watch House is also the main festival info point, staffed by lovely folk who can give you a program, point you in the right direction, recommend an event and indulge you with all things You Are Here from the one convenient location. Check in here for the daily schedule of events and any program updates, or to meet a friend and begin your festival submergence.


throughout the festival When: daily Where: the internet

Heartbroken Assassin A series of 10 webisodes that take you behind the scenes of You Are Here. Heartbroken Assassin is about all the usual challenges involved in running an experimental art festival: crime, murder, romance, fights to the death and bone-rattling heroism. One episode of Heartbroken Assassin will be shot each day of the festival, for air the next day. Each episode will include The Three Pillars Of True Art- a fight scene, a song and a beautiful woman!

When: during The Watch House open hours Where: The Watch House

The Great House Inspection

Check in daily at youareherecanberra.com.au to catch the latest instalment

Canberra may have somewhat of a smaller selection of places to party than our bigger city cousins, but as everybody knows, we throw a great house party. This is an exhibition of collections of photographs taken at Canberra house parties from the early 2000s till now... you may just find yourself there!

Artists: Nick Delatovic, Cameron Thomas, Luke McGrath and many more

When: daily 12 midnight – 2am Where: radio – 2XX fm

YAH Jukebox Image credit: Erica Hurrell

Tune in to 2XX 98.3FM every night over the festival to hear a selection of tunes picked out by You Are Here artists.


When: daily Where: throughout the CBD

Rogue Design Rogue Design is a playful appropriation and reinterpretation of the tropes of interior design, taxidermy and toy dinosaurs. These mischievous, tiny pieces are installed around Civic for discerning, eagle eyed clientele on shopping safaris to discover. Artists: Sayraphim Lothian

When: daily Where: INTERCULTURAL HAND, JOLIMONT CENTRE

Intercultural Hand: Arts and Heart Visiting artist Aine Crowley will teach art-making to twenty women, the group will be made up of new migrant women and local Canberra women. The women will explore different traditions and customs by creating and transforming domestic objects. This project is an opportunity for women to come together and make connections through creativity, finding new ways of expressing identity and culture through creative processes. The ACT Community Cultural Inclusion Officers (CCIOs) in partnership with Multicultural Women’s Advocacy are working alongside Irish

artist Aine Crowley during a facilitated 8-week community art program. Participating women will have fun and make new friends in an intercultural environment, while learning about creative art making and its role in promoting community building and development. In conjunction with the CCOIs, Canberra’s mobile ‘Pop-up’ created during Intercultural Hand: Arts & Heart will be presented by the project participants at You Are Here, The Front Café and Gallery and National Folk Festival and various other venues during the Centenary of Canberra and at the 2014 National Multicultural Festival. Proud sponsors Adore Tea will have a hot drop or a cool ice tea to keep the thirst at bay through all those creative moments. Artists: Nicola Lambert, Aine Crowley


throughout the festival

When: daily Where: TBC, Check website

Walt & Mazz: A Centenary Pop-up

Walt & Mazz create a space for exhibitions, talks, coffee and lots more. Produced by Canberra Lab, a collective of architects, designers and artists, the Walt & Mazz popup is named after original designers of Canberra, Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin. Engage with the story of Canberra through the 100+ 100 Canberra Architecture:

in the Landscape exhibition at Mazz or come and enjoy a coffee in Walt. Visitors can contribute to ‘postcards from Canberra’ by drawing, writing or making their response to the city on a postcard, selected ones will be exhibited at the next location of the popup, culminating in a final exhibition of 100 postcards for 100 years. Artists: Canberra Lab


Today THU 14

THU 14 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

1–2:30pm

Lunchbox Concert: CJ Bowerbird and Drew Walky

Fletcher Jones

1

6–7pm

Tragic Troubadours Workshop in the Food Court of the Canberra Centre

Donut King

17

6:30–8pm

Burley’s First Birthday

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

7–9pm

Ice Age Opening Night: Of Friends and Fields, Max Barker Sings the Blues, Dead Beauty Queens, Home

Fletcher Jones

1

8–9:30pm

gRage: Declan Greene

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

9–11pm

Conan the Barbarian (with director’s commentary)

Fletcher Jones

1


When: 6–7pm Where: Donut King, Canberra Centre

Tragic Troubadours Workshop In The Food Court Of The Canberra Centre image credit: Paris Spellson for Word Travels

When: 1–2:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Lunchbox Concert series You Are Here is putting the fire back in your lunch hour with its Lunchbox Concert series. Swing by Fletcher Jones for a dose of music to make everything taste better. Featuring tunes by Drew Walky and words by Australian National Poetry Slam champion CJ Bowerbird. Artists: CJ Bowerbird, Drew Walky

T. Rose recently said of the Tragic Troubadours, “I like you guys. Like, plenty.” And you will like, plenty, this Tragic Troubadours writing workshop. On a given evening of the week you can find The Tragic Troubadours in the Canberra Centre middle food court writing. They were forced to emigrate from the upstairs food court by The Chair Guy who freaked out Bela Brian Farkas by stacking walls of chairs around the Tragic Troubadours’ writing table, leaving them no choice but to move. During You Are Here, The Tragic Troubadours will also be hosting their weekly writing workshop just for you in the middle food court, on a Thursday evening, beside Donut King, under the escalators. Bring pens and paper so you can work through their varied writing exercises, bring your poems for their many poetry opinions, bring your critical faculties as The Tragic Troubadours will want your opinions on their still being cooked writing pieces. Artists: Tragic Troubadours


THU 14

When: 6:30–8pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

Burley’s First Birthday Hip hip hooray! 2013 is a big year of birthdays. Canberra turns 100 and its own little literary journal Burley turns one. To celebrate Burley’s first year, local writers will gather for an evening of storytelling on the theme of birthdays; birthdays of people, birthdays of things, embarrassing birthday memories and fictions as fabricated as an excuse to avoid an acquaintance’s birthday party. Come along to help us celebrate with a glass of lemonade and a chocolate crackle while they tell us their tales.


When: 7–9pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Ice Age Opening Night: Of Friends and Fields, Max Barker Sings The Blues, Dead Beauty Queens, Home You Are Here’s bizarrely-titled theatre stream kicks off with a four-show quadruple-bill spectacular featuring Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens indiefolk shadowplay, blues guitar and talespinning from Max Barker, Emma Gibson’s gothic tales of murdered beauty queens, and a meditation on home by Chris Brain and Camilla SheatherNeumann. Theatre! Get amongst it! Artists: Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, Max Barker, Chris Brain and Camilla SheatherNeumann, Emma Gibson

image credit: Julia Johnson


THU 14

When: 9–11pm Where: Fletcher Jones

When: 8–9:30pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

gRage Join us as we recreate the experience of sprawling on the couch watching music videos on Rage LIVE in Smiths Bookshop. Over the festival, You Are Here will feature a selection of artists guest-programming a selection of their favourite video clips, complete with interviews, discussion and live performances. Like as if the best thing on ABC TV had come to life and set up shop in a bookshop in the Melbourne Building. It’s gRage. gRage kicks off with theatre-maker Declan Greene, whose recent works include Moth (Arena Theatre / Malthouse) and Pompeii, L.A. (Malthouse). As co-founder of queer DIY theatre group Sisters Grimm, in 2013 Declan will present work at Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, and Griffin Theatre. Artists: Declan Greene

Conan the Barbarian (with director’s commentary) Making a film is one thing, but crafting good DVD extras is an art form unto itself. You Are Here is pleased to feature a screening of one of the acknowledged masterpieces of the genre: director John Milius and star Arnold Schwarzenegger’s commentary on 1982’s Conan the Barbarian. Come get your fill of swords, glistening biceps and sharp and critical insight. This is important this is where it is at.


Today Fri 15

Fri 15 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

11am–12pm

Festival Breakfast

Canberra Museum and Gallery Cafe

21

1–2:30pm

Lunchtime Concert Series: Glenroi Heights

Fletcher Jones

1

5:30–7pm

You Are Here vs Teen Makeouts

Lonsdale St Roasters

13

6:30–8pm

gRage: Jacqueline Bradley

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

8–9:30pm

Mixtape from Canberra

Ainslie Place, City Walk (Canberra Centre Fountain)

20

8–11pm

ALEV

Kremlin Bar

8

9:30–11pm

Ice Age: Trinculo’s Bathtub, Pop Goes Our Weasel, Not About You, I should have told you before we made love (that I’m black)

Fletcher Jones

1

11–12:30am

The Value of Things

Fletcher Jones

1


When: 11am–12pm Where: CMAG cafe

When: 1–2:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Festival Breakfast

Lunchbox Concert series

Throughout the festival, You Are Here would like to invite you to join us on for a late breakfast and a chat about art. Each day, a selection of artists from the festival will be invited to talk about their practice and the work they are presenting at the festival. This informal gathering will be a chance to meet, discuss and drink coffee until you’re ready to face the day on your terms.

Swing by Fletcher Jones for You Are Here’s Lunchbox Concert series and enjoy a selection of tunes by Glenroi Heights. Artists: Glenroi Heights


fri 15 When: 5:30–7pm Where: Lonsdale Street Roasters

You Are Here vs Teen Makeouts Teens are the worst. Do you hear us, teens? The worst. With your clothes and your pop stars and your skateboards and your high school musicals and your refusal to give CarlyRae Jepsen’s follow-up singles a decent chance: what are you doing? And for the rest of us: how can we stand by and let teens enjoy terrible things? In the spirit of solving the problem of the Youth Of Today, You Are Here has assembled its elite squad of pop culture activists. Fresh from campaigning against Taylor Swift’s relationship with Harry from One Direction and Justin Bieber’s new acoustic record (what’s the point of As Long As You Love Me without that unsubtle brostep wobble?), Jess Bellamy, David Finnigan and Adam Hadley are taking the floor at Lonsdale Street Roasters to propose their radical plan to stop young people, once and for all. 4 REAL 4 EVZ hashtag BELIEVE Artists: Jess Bellamy, David Finnigan, Adam Hadley

Image credit: Lucy Quinn

When: 6:30–8pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

gRage Join us as we recreate the experience of sprawling on the couch watching music videos on Rage LIVE in Smiths Bookshop. Our featured guestprogrammer this evening is visual artist Jacqui Bradley, who will be sharing some of her favourite clips and presenting a short performance. Artists: Jacqui Bradley


When: 8–9:30pm Where: Ainslie Place, City Walk (Canberra Centre Fountain)

Mixtape From Canberra

‘Hi. Hi there. My name’s Canberra, you and I have Maths class together? I sit up the back, you might not have seen me. Anyway, I heard you like ACT music, so I, um, I made you this tape. It’s got all my favourite ACT bands on it. They’re really awesome bands and, well, anyway, I just think you’ll really like them. Anyway, I guess I’ll see you later...’ Canberra has some of the best original bands in the world right now, and it’s only going to take us an hour to prove it. 10 acts, 1 stage, 1 song each. It’s a mixtape done as a live gig, the sort of ridiculous notion that only You Are Here can pull off! Featuring Fun Machine, Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, Crash The Curb, Cracked Actor, Waterford, The Ellis Collective and more!

Image credit: Rohan Thomson

Artists: Waterford, Fun Machine, Cracked Actor, Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, Missing Lincolns, Ellis Collective, Crash the Curb, Pocket Fox, Hadley and Max (MCs)


fri 15 When: 9:30–11pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Image credit: Brett Sargeant

Ice Age: Trinculo’s Bathtub, Pop Goes Our Weasel, Not About You, I should have told you before we made love (that I’m black) A sophisticated line up of new theatre works featuring Shadowhouse PITS’ reincarnation of French revolutionary Marat in a bathtub, Drama-Free Productions’ grotesque pop-culture mash-up, playwright Chris Summers’ very personal confessional, Nakkiah Lui’s account of her OKCupid activities and a special guest appearance from Declan Greene. Featuring, let’s say, a healthy amount of adult content.

Image credit: Brett Sargeant

When: 8–11pm Where: Kremlin Bar

ALEV

Artists: Shadowhouse PITS, Drama-Free Productions, Chris Summers, Nakkiah Lui, Declan Greene

When: 11pm–12:30am Where: Fletcher Jones

Alev – Turkish for Flame – is a relatively new event on the Canberra weird-arts calendar. The feather boa and nipple tasseled creation of local entertainer Şeker Pare, Alev makes its home in the intimate confines of The Kremlin Bar. Boasting a bizarre and beautiful line up of local Drag Kings, Drag Queens, burlesque, comedy, variety, and whoever shows up, Alev is not to be missed!

The Value of Things

Kremlin is a licensed, 18+ venue.

Artists: Aurele Ferrier and Dalia Huerta Cano

Artists: curated by Seker Pare

A screening of two very different short films looking at the value of objects from artist Aurele Ferrier (Switzerland) and Dalia Huerta Cano (Mexico).


Today sat 16

Sat 16 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

11am–12pm

Festival Breakfast

Nishi Gallery, New Acton

26

11am–1pm

Pancakes and Poker

The Pancake Parlour

5

12pm–1pm

Little No Lights

Fletcher Jones

1

12:30pm–6:30pm

Art, Not Apart

NewActon Precinct

25

1pm–2pm

Beyond Exhaustion

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

2pm–3pm

Mall Stories Launch

Fletcher Jones, onward to the Canberra Centre

3pm–4pm

Eat It

The Watch House

2

3pm–5pm

Interactive Installations

The Watch House

2

From 3pm

Gallery of Small Mistakes

Fletcher Jones

1

5pm–6:30pm

Secret Gig I

The Watch House

2

6:30–8pm

gRage: Dro Carey

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

7:30pm–9pm

Ice Age: What Now?, Conspiracy Therapy, Max Barker Sings The Blues, Not About You, I should have told you before we made love (that I’m black)

Fletcher Jones

1

8:30pm–10pm

Film Screening: Quicksilver

Lonsdale Street Roasters 23

12

9pm–10:30pm

Listening Party

Fletcher Jones

1

1–20


When: 11am–12pm Where: Nishi Gallery, New Acton

Festival Breakfast An instalment of You Are Here’s informal discussion series, in which festival artists are invited to speak about ideas and concepts from their practice. Grab a coffee and come along to listen or take part in a relaxed conversation about the creative process.

When: 11am–1pm Where: The Pancake Parlour

Pancakes and Poker In an amazing attempt to marry poker palace fun with competitive eating, poker professional Chris Wood is going to hold court in Pancake Parlour this Sunday afternoon. Suitable for all levels of poker players and pancake eaters, Chris will take you through instructions, and even better, tricks of the trade. (We’re not talking counting cards –we’re talking merely noting how many cards there are at any given moment.) If you’re a terrible player, there are options to enjoy many delicious pancakes in a very short time span and eat your way back into the game. Please note there is NO MONEY involved, we’re purely betting with pancakes here. Poker-themed accessories and costumes are encouraged. Artists: Chris Wood

When: 12–1pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Little No Lights Little No Lights is a fun place for kids to explore movement on their own terms: all the fun of a dance class, minus the teacher! The Canberra chapter of worldwide dance community No Lights No Lycra is excited to be premiering Little No Lights as part of You Are Here. Bring along the lovely little person in your life to shake it out to a fun 45-minute soundtrack. Parents will be invited in to dance with their kids, but children who feel comfortable to do so should also be encouraged to explore the space on their own.

When: 12:30–6:30pm Where: NewActon Precinct

Art, Not Apart Last October, artist Sami Sommavira visually interpreted the headlining musicians of Art, Not Apart. The progression from improvised jazz by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra Ensemble to jazzy electronica by electronic music producer Hypnagog was visualised by Sami’s tiny little pieces glued onto glass to form a greater work. Sound sculptures, live painting, clock-making, body-painting and roving dancers were easily lost in the laneway of creative spaces – spaces given to local artists to use as they willed. The papered and painted glass showed the endless connections we can trace through art. From this perspective, nothing is apart.

Image credit: Alex Bell Moffatt


sat 16 When: 2–3pm Where: Fletcher Jones, onward to the Canberra Centre

Mall Stories Launch Image credit: Jessica Woosley

When: 1–2pm Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Beyond Exhaustion Dance work Beyond Exhaustion delves into the various layers of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion and the states of consciousness that exist within them. These layers ebb and flow as contrasting reactionary behaviours manifest and merge into the dreamscape, sometimes lacking in definition, yet always leaving impressions in the space. Soundtrack featuring Akufene and Chris Zabriskie. Film and sound mixed by Hannah Wong. Artists: Courtney Scheu, Ashlee Bye, Kelly Beneforti and Hannah Wong

Come down to Fletcher Jones, pick up an MP3 player or tune your empty bean cans to Community Radio 2xx for the launch of Mall Stories! Once more You Are Here has collected stories about malls from Canberra, Australia and the world. Tours each take 15 – 20 minutes, and are walking tours of the Mall and other localities in the Canberra City Centre, cut together with creative non-fiction from some of Australia’s best writers. After the launch, throw on your head phones and download a tour, or listen to it on Community Radio 2xx. Mall Stories tours will be available for download from the You Are Here website for the rest of the festival.

When: 3–4pm Where: The Watch House

Eat It Eat It – sung to the tune of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’, is going to launch the art exhibitions and installations at The Watch House. Sweet Bones Bakery is creating a crazy mix of food, one type of food to complement your viewing experience of each installation.

Image credit: Ash Peak


When: 3–5pm, then daily Where: The Watch House

Interactive Installations

Image credit: Clare Thackway

Ticket To Ride

The View From Here

Roll up, roll up punters! For your chance to take home a unique souvenir of your You Are Here festival experience. Ticket to Ride is a photographic event created by Canberra artist, Natalie Azzopardi. Inspired by amusement park souvenir photos and prom night pictures, you will be stepping back in time, with the aid of a rocket ship. Step onto the rocket and prepare to experience the simple magic of photography. Have your photo taken with your sweetheart, your friends or your mum. Photos will then be available online, for you to download and share for free. So get your space boots ready and prepare to take off on an exciting adventure.

Artist Clare Thackway will install her portable planetarium The View From Here in the The Watch House space. Situated in the centre of the inland capital, the work offers an avenue for escapism, and plays on the sense of longing for elsewhere that permeates attitudes in this city. The View From Here is a play on the spatial concept of a heterotopia. There is the potential to pack it away and pull it out when one longs for solace, transforming an actual space into the illusion of an ‘other’ space. By entering this nomadic structure, Canberrans will find themselves fully surrounded by the ocean. Audiences will be invited to immerse themselves in the planetarium during opening hours, and after-hours the projections will continue to hypnotise passers-by with their vivid depictions of the places we long to be. Artists: Natalie Azzopardi, Clare Thackway


sat 16

When: opens 3pm and then daily Where: Fletcher Jones

When: 5–6:30pm Where: The Watch House

Gallery of Small Mistakes

Secret Gig I

Enter the Gallery of Small Mistakes... strewn with stories of heartbreak, the remnants of enthusiastic homemaker DIY activities and the messy wake of your high school art folder... We collect the small objects and words that testify to the projects we once believed in but never came to pass. Curated by Sarah Kaur from an open call out.

2XXs Local n’ Live radio shows bring original Canberra music to the masses, five days a week, all year round. We’ve challenged the Local n’ Live DJs to step out of the cosy confines of the 2XX studio and produce a series of live gigs for us. The catch - the details of these gigs will be completely secret until the day! These shows are the exclusive-content Easter eggs of the You Are Here festival, curated by the on-the-ground experts of the ACT music scene. Artists: Curated by Catherine James, Andrew Galan and Leon Twardy.

Image credit: Katherine Patiño


When: 6.30–8pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

gRage The final instalment of You Are Here’s gRage series, in which we transform Smiths Bookshop into a functioning replica of your lounge room circa 1am Saturday night. Tonight, guestprogramming our music video screenings event is extraordinary Sydney producer Dro Carey. Dro Carey’s music assimilates everything from classic techno and house to R’n’B, rap, juke and grime, to produce a peculiar skewed aesthetic. The 19 year-old was named as one of the top ten producers to watch in 2011 by FACT Magazine, and has since been acclaimed in online and print publications including Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, The Wire and NME. Join us one last time as Dro lines up his favourite videos, followed by a very special live set. Artists: Dro Carey


sat 16

When: 7:30–9pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Ice Age: What Now?, When: 8:30–10pm Conspiracy Therapy, Where: Lonsdale Street Roasters 23 Max Barker Sings The Quicksilver Blues, Not About You, I should have told you before we made love (that I’m black) A barrage of back-to-back theatre in Fletcher Jones including the Masters of Space and Time’s investigation into the field of physics, the SHATTER Collective’s story of psychological unravelling, tales and blues from Max Barker, Chris Summers’ lurid selfportrait and Nakkiah Lui’s lessons learned from online dating. Artists: The Masters of Space and Time, SHATTER Collective, Max Barker, Chris Summers, Nakkiah Lui

When: 9–10:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Listening Party It wouldn’t be right to finish a Saturday without a good old-fashioned Listening Party. Everyone brings along a song they’d like to share, sinks down in a cushion or couch or beanbag, and gets ready for some Listening. One at a time, each person talks a little about their song - when and where it’s from and what it means to them - and then we sit back and have a listen. Who knows what will happen? It might even be lovely. Artists: Nathan Harrison, Rachel Roberts, Nikki Kennedy

It’s 1986. A young hot shot at the Pacific Stock Exchange loses everything, decides there must be more to life, throws his career away to become…a bicycle courier on the mean streets of San Fran. Bike love scene? Check. Bike courier vs. drug runner car chase? Check. Kevin Bacon? CHECK. Quicksilver is the film you won’t be able to believe you haven’t seen. Join us for this very special outdoor screening courtesy of Make Hack Void’s pedal-powered cinema. Pull up a milk crate at Lonsdale Street Roasters 23, grab some pizza from next door and make a night of it.


Today sun 17

sun 17 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

12–6:30pm

Christmas Lane

Tocumwal Lane

18

1–2pm

Beyond Exhaustion

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

1:30–3pm

We’re All In It Together (In The Same Plague Pit)

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

2–4pm

The Near and How

The Watch House

2

3–4:30pm

Ice Age: What Now? Aftershot, New work

Fletcher Jones

1

5–8pm

Australia 2050

The Food Co-op

10

5:30–7:30pm

Die Hard 2

Fletcher Jones

1

7:30–9pm

Ice Age: The Cell, Trinculo’s Bathtub, Dead Beauty Queens

Fletcher Jones

1


When: 12–6:30pm Where: Tocumwal Lane

Christmas Lane We believe Christmas is too much fun to be wasted making awkward smalltalk with distant cousins, or trying to wrestle a giant turkey out of the oven in 40 degree heat. We want a Christmas celebration that you can relax with your friends at, where you can sit in the shade and watch bands, dancers and circus acrobatics, or get your face painted in a festive design of your choice. Come stroll down Tocumwal Lane and take a seat in our Christmas oasis, listen to outstanding Canberra bands play Christmas-tinged sets, take part in free craft workshops and help decorate the You Are Here tree. Grab a coffee and an icecream while you get your Christmas shopping done before the rush, and get your photo taken for free in Santa’s grotto. If you’re feeling energetic, you can take part in the Beep Test, a recreation of the traditional high school PE exercise re-

Image credit: Rohan Thomson

scored with an original soundtrack open to all participants. Or if you’d rather sit back and pamper yourself, you can take part in a free vintage styling workshop. You Are Here’s unseasonal seasonal celebration will be MC’d by none other than SANTA CLAUS himself, aided by his similar looking brothers and sisters, also called SANTA CLAUS. Come for a visit or stay the whole day - everyone is welcome, and we hope you’ll find a little bit of Christmas magic in a pocket of the city you might not normally see. Artists: Space Party, Pocket Fox, Nyash, Fats Homicide, Babyfreeze, Canberra Dance Theatre Troupe Olabsi, CD Teens, Mick Bailey, Sarina and Anna, Poncho Circus, award-winning olive-oil popcorn by Palace Electric Cinema


sun 17 When: 1–2pm Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Beyond Exhaustion (repeat performance) Dance work Beyond Exhaustion delves into the various layers of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion and the states of consciousness that exist within them. These layers ebb and flow as contrasting reactionary behaviours manifest and merge into the dreamscape, sometimes lacking in definition, yet always leaving impressions in the space. Soundtrack featuring Akufene and Chris Zabriskie. Film and sound mixed by Hannah Wong. Artists: Courtney Scheu, Ashlee Bye, Kelly Beneforti and Hannah Wong

When: 1:30–3pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

We’re All In It Together (In The Same Plague Pit) Profound work or a splash of words in a journal -- Canberra is arguably a small pool when it comes to its artists. Does that oblige writers, musicians, painters and dancers to come together to create artistic strength and community, or are we better off believing it’s every artist for themselves, and the rest comes down to tidy PR and a keen audience? Is there a better, wiser, or other, option? Artists: Scissors Paper Pen

When: 2–4pm Where: The Watch House

The Near and How Come to the Watch House and uncover The Near and How - a theatre installation offering a series of small, constructed spaces, each of which contains a miniature live performance for a single audience member. Artists: Cathy Petőcz and Imogen Keen


When: 5–8pm Where: The Food Co-op

Australia 2050 Someone will think about the future. It had better be us. Imagine that it’s 7am, January 1 2050. What world would you be waking up to? What world would you want to wake up to? Scientists, politicians, industry representatives, NGOs often meet to speculate about what the distant future may look like. These speculations may result in decisions which could affect how Australia will look like in 2050. As well as these voices, it’s important to hear from a broader mix of Australians and their experiences.

When: 3–4:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Ice Age: What Now? Aftershot, New work An afternoon of theatre in Fletcher Jones including a new work by Canberra theatre’s experts in the field of physics The Masters of Space and Time, alongside new political work by Sammy Moynihan and Canberra Girls Grammar. Artists: The Masters of Space and Time, Sammy Moynihan, Canberra Girls Grammar

We invite you to participate in this special focus group to help a team of CSIRO scientists understand what the Australian public think Australia should look like in 2050, what we want it to look like and what we as a community can do about it. If you wish to prepare for this event, you may want to give some considerations to these two questions: 1. What could (or will) influence the way Australia will be in 2050? 2. What will be the effect of these influences? Artists: Beth Fulton, Fabio Boschetti, Nicky Grigg


sun 17

When: 5:30–7:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Die Hard 2 The modern Yuletide is an amorphous, multi-denominational affair. Happily, there is still one aspect of Christmas that all faiths and peoples can agree upon: Bruce Willis will save us all. You Are Here will cap off our Christmas Lane event with a special screening of the greatest Christmas Film ever madeDie Hard 2: Die Harder.

When: 7:30–9pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Ice Age: The Cell, Trinculo’s Bathtub, Dead Beauty Queens This Ice Age triple-bill features Drama-Free Productions’ tense prison hostage drama The Cell by UK playwright Michael Crowley, alongside Shadowhouse PITS’ incarnation of French revolutionary Marat in a bathtub and Emma Gibson’s episodic noir tale of a murdered beauty queen. Artists: Drama-Free Productions, Shadowhouse PITS, Emma Gibson


Today mon 18

mon 18 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

8–9am

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

11am–12pm

Festival Breakfast

Canberra Museum and Gallery Cafe

21

1–2:30pm

Lunchbox Concert series: Fossil Rabbit

Fletcher Jones

1

5:30–6:30pm

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

6–7pm

Difficult Music Series: Lina Andonovska

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

6–7pm

Ice Age: Walter Burley-Griffin has a lot to Answer for, Home, Aftershot

Fletcher Jones

1

7–9pm

Prayers in the Streetlight (If They Can’t Understand Me How Can They Reach Me?)

Canberra Theatre Courtyard Studio

22

8–9:30pm

gRage: Adam Cook

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7


When: 8-9am & 5.30-6.30pm Monday 18 March – Friday 22 March Where: Civic Bus Interchange

When: 11am–12pm Where: CMAG cafe

Interchange Poetry

Festival Breakfast

For You Are Here the Tragic Troubadours will be traversing the Civic Bus Interchange during morning and afternoon rush hour from Monday to Friday, bringing poetry to people standing around waiting for something more to happen than the arrival of coffee, the bus, or for the line to move. Not only that, if you are lost The Tragic Troubadours are happy to provide direction. Artists: Tragic Troubadours

An instalment of You Are Here’s informal discussion series, in which festival artists are invited to speak about ideas and concepts from their practice. Grab a coffee and come along to listen or take part in a relaxed conversation about the creative process.


mon 18 When: 6–7pm Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Difficult Music series From Monday to Friday, You Are Here’s Difficult Music series will feature some of the most thoughtful and engaging music you can possibly wrap your ears around. Stroll along to the CMAG Gallery 4 for an after-work sampling of the best in contemporary classical and experimental electronica, accompanied of course by herbal tea. This evening You Are Here presents flautist Lina Andonovska, who has performed in concert halls around Europe, China, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and in the market places of East Timor.

When: 1–2:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Artists: Lina Andonovska

Lunchbox Concert series

When: 6–7pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Swing by Fletcher Jones for You Are Here’s Lunchbox Concert series and enjoy a selection of tunes by Fossil Rabbit. Raised on the shores of the Great Lakes of Gungahlin, Fossil Rabbit’s Chris Finnigan creates melodic guitar soundscapes taken equal parts from electronica and post-rock. Artists: Fossil Rabbit

Ice Age: Walter Burley-Griffin Has A Lot To Answer For, Home, Aftershot A theatre triple-bill featuring Lucinda Gleeson’s tales of Woden punk, Chris Brain and Camilla Sheather-Neumann’s meditation on the boundaries of home and a devised work on gun culture by Sammy Moynihan. Artists: Lucinda Gleeson, Chris Brain and Camilla Sheather-Neumann, Sammy Moynihan

Image credit: Claudia Pharès


When: 7–9pm Where: Canberra Theatre Courtyard Studio

Prayers in the Streetlight (If They Can’t Understand Me, How Can They Reach Me?) You might be surprised by the number of artists who’ve developed installations and performances taking place in cars. Even Shakespeare produced plays in the back of a mail coach. All we’re doing here is gathering that work in one place - a carpark - under the banner of a Coolio reference. It’s a collection of small-scale intimate artworks and performances taking place in, around and on top of cars.

Featuring Melbourne choreographer Gareth Hart’s interactive one-on-one performance Conversational, writer/ performer Emma Gibson’s episodic noir theatre piece Dead Beauty Queens, Sydney collective Mess Hall’s Hollywood road movie mashup that hits a few potholes, swerving left, then right, before finally engaging four-wheel-drive and going completely off-road, a tiny nightclub playing only 1920s ragtime DJ’d by Ed Radclyffe in his vintage wheels, an intimate burlesque performance by Sarina del Fuego and Anna Voronoff, a sound tracked tour of London Circuit with Dead DJ Joke in the Dead DJ Taxi, a live concert in the back of a car as part of the Slimer Sessions, Tse-Yee Teh’s Butoh-inspired fairytale Der Wolf, and many more. Meet outside the Courtyard Studio from 7pm for the most edifying evening you’ll spend in a car park all year. Artists: Gareth Hart, Tse-Yee Teh, Dead DJ Joke, Mess Hall, Slimer Sessions, Emma Gibson, Ed Radclyffe, Sarina del Fuego and Anna Voronoff and more

Image Credit: Angie Gerrie


MOn 18 When: 8–9:30pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

gRage Join us as we recreate the experience of sprawling on the couch watching music videos on Rage LIVE in Smiths Bookshop. Tonight’s guest-programmer is pianist Adam Cook. Artists: Adam Cook Image Credit: Xanthe Ellis UK

Image credit: D-eye Aus


Today Tue 19

Tue 19 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

8–9am

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

11am–12pm

Festival Breakfast

Canberra Museum and Gallery Cafe

21

1–2:30pm

Lunchbox Concert Series: Beth ‘n’ Ben

Fletcher Jones

1

5–7:30pm

The Near and How

The Watch House

2

5:30–6:30pm

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

6–7pm

Difficult Music Series: Yvonne Lam

Canberra Museum and Gallery

21

6:30–7pm

Ice Age: Walter Burley-Griffin has a lot to Answer for, Storytime with Azza Mckazza

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

7–8pm

Debate: 2014 aka The Great Comedown

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

8–10pm

Hit Him in the Comic Cuts

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

8–9:30pm

gRage: Melanie Tait

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

24 7


When: 11 – 12pm Where: CMAG cafe

Festival Breakfast An instalment of You Are Here’s informal discussion series, in which festival artists are invited to speak about ideas and concepts from their practice. Grab a coffee and come along to listen or take part in a relaxed conversation about the creative process.

When: 1–2.30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Lunchbox Concert series Grab a nutritious set of rootsy pop from Beth n’ Ben. Love, tears and sing-along choruses will be top of the menu! Artists: Beth n’ Ben

When: 6.30–7pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

Ice Age: Walter Burley-Griffin Has A Lot To Answer For, Storytime With Azza Mckazza A double-bill of true and not-so-true stories, featuring ex-southside punk Lucinda Gleeson and not-safe-for-workish illustrator Azza Mckazza. Artists: Lucinda Gleeson, Azza Mckazza

When: 7–8pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop When: 6–7pm Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Difficult Music series

Debate: 2014 aka The Great Comedown

Today’s instalment of You Are Here’s Difficult Music series features a selection of contemporary compositions by Yvonne Lam, accompanied of course by herbal tea. Percussionist and drummer Yvonne Lam has played drums for local Canberra bands Ah! Pandita, Biscuits, and Mornings, while also dabbling in contemporary and experimental percussion music.

The Centenary of Canberra: a year of festivities dedicated to celebrating symmetry. But how balanced are the pros and cons associated with the Centenary’s effect on a small arts community? Should we reject it, or welcome a year of proverbial fireworks with open arms? Scissors Paper Pen brings one of their infamous and boisterous debates to the You Are Here table.

Artists: Yvonne Lam

Artists: Scissors Paper Pen


Tue 19

When: 8–10pm Where: National Film and Sound Archive

Hit Him In The Comic Cuts The You Are Here festival and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia are pleased to present the premiere performance of Hit Him In The Comic Cuts. For this collaborative project, three Canberra artists were selected and commissioned by You Are Here to create new performance works in response to the NFSA’s collection. A cracking selection of 1920s Australian film footage from the archive’s collection was chosen and handed over to Canberra artists Shoeb Ahmad, Pablo Latona and Luke McGrath.

When: 8–9:30pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

gRage Join us as we recreate the experience of sprawling on the couch watching music videos on Rage live in Smiths Bookshop. Tonight’s guest-programmer, writer, journalist, author and radio host Melanie Tait, will share a selection of her favourite clips and tell a story or two. Artists: Melanie Tait

Working with jazz/electronica ensemble the Silver Spine Arkestra, Shoeb Ahmad’s new composition draws themes and images from the bleak depiction of colonial Australia in the 1929 feature film For The Term Of His Natural Life. Circus and theatre performer Pablo Latona will take you back in time and dump you in the audience of a swingin 1930’s variety performance. Utilising footage from the Eftee Entertainers, live action and an actual time machine. Musician and filmmaker Luke McGrath will be joined by rock ensemble the Shine Tarts to perform an all-new live soundtrack accompanying the 1922 silent romp Sunshine Sally. Watch live performances interacting with footage in the beautiful surrounds of the NFSA courtyard. Comic Cuts is an extraordinary opportunity to see a selection of Canberra’s most exciting experimental artists get to grips with the profoundly resonant cultural resource of the NFSA. Artists: Shoeb Ahmad, Pablo Latona, Luke McGrath

Image credit: National Film and Sound Archive


Today wed 20

wed 20 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

8–9am

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

11am–12pm

Festival Breakfast

Canberra Museum and Gallery Cafe

21

12–1pm

Time’s Running Thin

Northbourne avenue and Alinga Street, between Melbourne and Sydney Buildings.

6

1–2:30pm

Lunchbox Concert Series: The Ellis Collective

Fletcher Jones

1

1–6pm

Talon Salon

Gentle Nails, Garema Place

16

5:30–6:30pm

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

6–7pm

Difficult Music: Paul Heslin / Nick McCorriston

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

6–7:30pm

Eulogy for a City

Walking tour, departs Fletcher Jones

1

7–8pm

Ice Age: A Stitch in Time Saves Brian

The Phoenix Bar

3

7–8pm

Ersatz, Out There Deep

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

8–9:30pm

Ice Age: Der Wolf, Pop Goes Our Weasel, Dead Beauty Queens, Stumbling Blindly, New Work

Fletcher Jones

1

8–9:30pm

gRage: Cracked Actor

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

8–11pm

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

The Phoenix Bar

3

9:30–11pm

Con Air

Fletcher Jones

1


When: 11am–12pm Where: CMAG cafe

Festival Breakfast An instalment of You Are Here’s informal discussion series, in which festival artists are invited to speak about ideas and concepts from their practice. Grab a coffee and come along to listen or take part in a relaxed conversation about the creative process.

When: 12–1pm Where: Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street, between Melbourne and Sydney Buildings

Time’s Running Thin We never stop. We are always-already going. To stand still you have to move. So standing still is virtually impossible. Stillness is always on its way to movement. Moving toward a potential future. Always seeking balance. We never stop. We never did and never will posses the capacity to stop. There is only the dance. There is no beginning or end of movement. “Space moves,” said the Futurists. Our bodies create this simultaneity of space and time. Thus, the world is your treadmill. And now’s the time to get into shape. Multi-disciplinary artist Oscar Capezio orchestrates an intersection-intervention. This play creates movement and stimulates acceleration. It embodies growth and all other myths of progress. Artists: Oscar Capezio

When: 1–2.30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Lunchbox Concert series Bloke Folk progenitor Matty Ellis marshalls his weapons-grade romantic balladry and punches a hole in the heart of the You Are Lunchbox series. Artists: Ellis Collective


wed 20 When: 1- 6pm Where: Gentle Nails, Garema Place

Talon Salon Choose your own colour. Listen to it speak! Being re-staged after a successful season in Melbourne in the Next Wave Festival 2012, Talon Salon is a site-specific audio theatre work about Vietnamese-run nail salons in Australia, presented within a salon. Immerse your mind in one of four fictional audio pieces while you receive the nail treatment of your choice. Glimpse into the nail salon universe – workers, owners, customers, daughters, husbands and passers by. Listen. Watch. Chat. Presented at the Gentle Nails salon in Garema Place with any manicure purchase. To make an appointment, call Gentle Nails on 6230 4857 or drop by during the listed event hours.

Image credit: Pia Johnson

Conceived by Michele Lee, Talon Salon was presented in the Next Wave Festival 2012. Artists: Michele Lee, Tanya Dickson, Alan Nguyen, Clare McCracken

Image credit: Pia Johnson


When: 6–7pm Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Difficult Music series A double-bill of experimental electronica as part of You Are Here’s Difficult Music series featuring Paul Heslin and Nick McCorriston. Composer / producer Paul Heslin performs using input-bent televisions, musique concrete beats and hacked up game controllers. Having spent the last four years in exile stationed variously in London, Paris and Melbourne, Paul’s return to Canberra will see the premiere of a new work collapsing traditional instrumentation and extreme laptop processing. Sound artist Nick McCorriston will present a live performance of beats and sounds using a hacked Nintendo Powerglove. Artists: Paul Heslin, Nick McCorriston

When: 6–7.30pm Where: Walking tour, departs Fletcher Jones

Eulogy for a City Eulogy For A City is a guided walking tour of the Canberra CBD that will take you through forgotten or near-forgotten sites of Canberra’s cultural significance - pubs, clubs, cafes, venues - spaces that once hosted creative capers and play a part in our collective memory, places that have significance to what our city has become. At each stop on the tour, an artist will step forward to share their memories or impressions of their chosen site, either through poetry, song, spoken word or a reading. Join us to deliver this well overdue eulogy to loved and long gone spaces, in an experience that is part oral history, part living archive, part love letter to the city and part challenge to the future. Artists: Nigel Featherstone, Julia Johnson, Somaya Langley, Chrissie Shaw and Fred Smith


wed 20 When: 7 – 8pm Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Ersatz, Out There Deep Image credit: James Batchelor and Angela Goh

When: 7 – 8pm Where: The Phoenix

A Stitch In Time Saves Brian Toxic avalanche! Counter-counterterrorism! Self-replicating nanobacteria! Poison frogs! The Ice Age journeys to the pub for the final installment in the Landlords’ trilogy of instructional lectures, in which steadfast men of fact Professor Richard Pritchard and Doctor Arthur Downwards focus their penetrating insight on the very real prospect of our impending annihilation. The Phoenix is a licensed, 18+ venue. Artists: The Landlords

Ersatz is a hybrid contemporary arts installation, examining our relationship to the natural world within three fictional realities. The work takes inspiration from popular science fiction novels, referencing works of Aldous Huxley and Phillip K Dick. Dystopian and postapocalyptic visions of the future in which nature is mastered by mankind are sharply contrasted against a backdrop of natural wilderness environments, where the natural order of the universe prevails. Combining contemporary dance, film, sculpture and digital media, the Ersatz installation offers a multidimensional and interactive arts experience suitable for all ages. Out There Deep is a dance with the universe and a solo that knows it is not alone. Examining the dancing body and the spectator as different species of alien, Out There Deep is a dance of peaceful offering, a reaching out across the vastness from the stage to the seating bank, it is a token of generosity from one world to another, an invitation to be together, as aliens, instead of alienated from each other. It is a dance that dives into hope and opens itself up to contact and catastrophe. Out There Deep produces meaning with no translation, provoking positive vibrations in familiar and foreign ways. Artists: James Batchelor, Angela Goh


When: 8–9.30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

When: 8–9.30pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

gRage Ice Age: Der Wolf, Pop Goes Our Weasel, Dead Beauty Queens, Stumbling Blindly, New Work

Join us as we recreate the experience of sprawling on the couch watching music videos on Rage live in Smiths Bookshop. Tonight, ambient indie ensemble Cracked Actor take over the guest-programming, sharing a few of their favourite clips as well as a live performance of their own.

An Ice Age showcase of performances including Tse-Yee Teh’s Butoh retelling of a Brothers Grimm fairytale, DramaFree Productions’ unhinged take on pop culture, the final episode of Emma Gibson’s fractured tale of a murdered beauty queen and new work by Freshly Ground Theatre and Canberra Girls Grammar. Artists: Tse-Yee Teh, Drama-Free Productions, Emma Gibson, Freshly Ground Theatre, Canberra Girls Grammar

Artists: Cracked Actor


wed 20 When: 9:30–11pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Con Air

When: 8 – 11pm Where: The Phoenix

Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! Canberra’s least, most, reputable, only, first, last, and forevermore Poetry Slam in the Phoenix Pub once more joins forces with You Are Here. BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! like other poetry slams, contains poetry. Poetry Slam is a fast paced poetry ‘competition’. The competition is open to all comers, who are invited to perform a single two minute piece and are judged by judges selected at random from the audience. The Phoenix is a licensed, 18+ venue

You Are Here offers you the chance to enact every human’s greatest fantasy - to live as a character in the 1997 Nic Cage action film Con Air. Experience the greatest airbourne-prison-break movie of the last 20 years both as a viewer and as a fully immersed part of the action. No acting or celebrity experience required. Ability to do poor Southern American accents a plus.


Today THU 21

THU 21 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

8–9am

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

11am–12pm

Festival Breakfast

The Food Co-op

10

12–1pm

One Pot Punk Rock

The Food Co-op

10

1–1:30pm

short flat long black white?

The Food Co-op

10

1–2:30pm

Ice Age: Conspiracy Therapy, Stumbling Blindly

Fletcher Jones

1

1–6pm

Talon Salon

Gentle Nails, Garema Place

16

5–7pm

The Near and How

The Watch House

2

5:30–6:30pm

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

6–7pm

Difficult Music Series: Thomas William

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

6:30–8pm

Canberra Roast

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

7–8pm

Ersatz, Out There Deep

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

8–11pm

Literally Too Many DJs

Petrie Plaza

19

8–9:30pm

gRage: Yes/No

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

9–10:30pm

Ice Age: Of Friends and Fields, We are perpendicular

Fletcher Jones

1

10:30–12am

Listening Party

Fletcher Jones

1


When: 11am–12pm Where: The Food Co-op

Festival Breakfast An instalment of You Are Here’s informal discussion series, in which festival artists are invited to speak about ideas and concepts from their practice. Grab a coffee and come along to listen or take part in a relaxed conversation about the creative process.

When: 12–1pm Where: The Food Co-op

One Pot Punk Rock One Pot Punk Rock is a cooking show unlike any other. Armed with a pink luchador mask, a shifting accent, and a zest for life, host El Lukio dices and slices through recipes that are short, fast and delicious. Join him for his first live cooking spectacular, demonstrating how to make the ultimate hangover food – breakfast burritos! This is life, this is passion, this is COOKING! Youtube.com/OnePotPunkRock Artists: Luke McGrath

Image credit: Kate Ord

When: 1–1:30pm Where: The Food Co-op

short flat long black white? In a dance performance inspired by the very serious business of coffee and coffee culture, Somebody’s Aunt asks ‘do you speak coffee?’ and delves into both our enthusiastic reception and our rejection of products, cultures and peoples coming to our shores. Set to music by Canberra composer and cellist Helen Way. Artists: Somebody’s Aunt

When: 1–2:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Ice Age: Conspiracy Therapy, Stumbling Blindly The Ice Age takes over Fletcher Jones for a back-to-back showcase of lunchtime theatre featuring a surreal detective story by the SHATTER Collective and a new work from Freshly Ground Theatre. Artists: SHATTER Collective, Freshly Ground Theatre


THU 21

When: 1–6pm Where: Gentle Nails, Garema Place

Talon Salon REPEAT PERFORMANCE, see previous day Artists: Michele Lee, Tanya Dickson, Alan Nguyen, Clare McCracken

When: 5–7pm Where: The Watch House

The Near and How REPEAT PERFORMANCE, see previous days Artists: Cathy Petőcz and Imogen Keen

When: 6–7pm Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Difficult Music series Today’s instalment of the Difficult Music series features Sydney laptop artist Thomas Williams. William’s blend of shifting synths and broken percussion is a fixture of Sydney’s experimental music scene. Come along and experience an after-work set of lush electronica and herbal tea at CMAG’s Gallery 4. Artists: Thomas Williams

When: 6:30–8pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

Canberra Roast The only thing in Canberra life more predictable than the cleanliness of an Ultimate Frisbee team’s uniform (it’s very, very clean) is that sometime every year some punk from outside Canberra will write a piece on how shit our city is. You Are Here asks, why should these blow-ins get such an important job? With that in mind, You Are Here has gone straight to the local experts and charged them to put together the ultimate Canberra Roast! Eight speakers from all corners of the city will come together to rip on Canberra the way only those who love it can. Everything is on the table: the weather, the public service, the not-Sydney-orMelbourneness, the over-abundance of emerging arts festivals. No holds barred, we’re going so far below the belt that we’re below the shoes. The line up will include politicians, journos, sportspeople, musos and an assortment of malcontents who call Canberra home. Artists: Shane Rattenbury MLA (Minister for Territory and Municipal Services), Karen Middleton (SBS News), Julia Holman (Triple J’s Hack), Jeff Thompson & Pete Lyons (Jason Recliner), Rebecca Vassarotti (YWCA) plus more, hosted by Chris Endrey (Fun Machine) and produced by Chris Endrey and Melanie Tait (666 ABC Canberra)


When: 7–8pm Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Ersatz, Out There Deep REPEAT PERFORMANCE, see previous day Artists: James Batchelor, Angela Goh

When: 8–9:30pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

gRage Join us in Smiths for the latest instalment of our live re-creation of a night spent on the couch watching music videos on Rage. Guest-programmers Yes/No have recently returned from a tour playing gigs in New York, Paris and Budapest. The duo like something from all music – especially those things that are honest. So expect to get a genuine reaction from their selection of videos, whether that means laughter, tears, or laughter at other people’s tears. Artists: Yes/No

When: 9–10:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Ice Age: Of Friends and Fields, We are perpendicular An Ice Age double-bill featuring Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens’ indie-folk shadowplay Of Friends and Fields and Emma Hall and Emily Stewart’s dance and poetry vignettes exploring notions of calling and recalling. Artists: Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, Emma Hall & Emily Stewart

When: 10:30pm–12am Where: Fletcher Jones

Listening Party How else to do justice to the feelings you feel on a Thursday evening than to hold a Listening Party? Everyone brings along a dearly beloved song, sinks down in a cushion or couch or beanbag, and gets ready for some Listening. One at a time, each person talks a little about their song - when and where it’s from and what it means to them - and then we sit back and have a listen. Artists: Jordan Prosser, Sam Burns-Warr, Georgie McAuley, Emily Stewart, David Finnigan


When: 8–11pm Where: Petrie Plaza

THU 21

Literally Too Many DJs

There’s nothing better than shaking the day out of your head, hitting the dancefloor and moving to an excellent DJ. Except, of course, moving to two excellent DJs. Or better still, a lineup of three great DJs back to back. More great DJs equals more great beats - and it just keeps getting better. There are people who say piling pleasure on pleasure will kill the thrill, or that it’s childish to reach for perfection and more wise to accept the mixed blessings of this tumultuous world. These people are wrong. Wrong and boring. At You Are Here we say: if one DJ is great, and two are better, then we can keep adding more until we hit nirvana. Working with curator Dave Caffery and MC Harlequin, You Are Here have assembled DJs from across the community – including Buick from Canberra D’n’B and Dubstep and Michael Shannon from Servants of Sound – to spin their unique styles in a non-stop musical onslaught.

Mastered and Commentated by Harlequin, this is half gig, half brandings. With only 360 seconds to play their prowess before the next set, every emergency groove will be spun, every ninja punch pulled, as 20 DJs go all out to make you move. Artists: Harlequin MC, Dave Caffery, Dubberdecker Bus, D.Wills (Redonk), Prolifk, Biggie (Lollygag), Faux Real (Low Freqz), Michael Shannon (Servants of Sound), Ben Colin, Degg, Brenton K (uniVibes), Aeon (Treehouse), Tarik, Loose Cannon, Dead DJ Joke and many more.


Today fri 22

Fri 22 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

8–9am

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

11–12pm

Festival Breakfast

Canberra Museum and Gallery Cafe

21

12–1pm

PANE

Fletcher Jones

1

1–9pm

Talon Salon

Gentle Nails, Garema Place

16

1–2:30pm

Lunchbox Concert: Fun Machine, Sticks and Tones

Fletcher Jones

1

2:30–3:30pm

Air Kiss

Fletcher Jones

1

5–5:30pm

short flat long black white?

Lonsdale Street Roasters

13

5:30–6:30pm

Interchange Poetry: Tragic Troubadours

Civic Bus Interchange

4

6–7pm

Difficult Music: Julian Day

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

6–7pm

Air Kiss

Fletcher Jones

1

6:30–8pm

Something Else: I’m not there

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

7–8pm

PANE

Fletcher Jones

1

8–9pm

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret

Fletcher Jones

1

8–9:30pm

gRage: Lucy Quinn

Smiths Alternative Bookshop

7

9–10:30pm

No Lights No Lycra

Fletcher Jones

1

10–8am Saturday

Music by Cavelight

Canberra Museum and Gallery

21


When: 11am – 12pm Where: CMAG cafe

When: 1– 2:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Festival Breakfast

Lunchbox Concert series

An instalment of You Are Here’s informal discussion series, in which festival artists are invited to speak about ideas and concepts from their practice. Grab a coffee and come along to listen or take part in a relaxed conversation about the creative process.

When: 1 – 9pm Where: Gentle Nails, Garema Place

Talon Salon REPEAT PERFORMANCE, see previous day Artists: Michele Lee, Tanya Dickson, Alan Nguyen, Clare McCracken

For the finale in our Lunchbox Concert series, You Are Here has thrown caution to the wind and programmed back-toback sets from Fun Machine and Sticks and Tones. Described as ‘warehouse pop’, ‘sex punk’ and ‘not bad for local music’, Fun Machine is a group of young artists playing with instruments and ideas hoping to share positive music and engaging themes with their audiences, so that they can cast off the fear and distractions of modern life and just enjoy themselves for who we all are. Percussionists and ragtime fiends Christina Hopgood and Charles Martin are Sticks and Tones, a xylophone / vibraphone duo performing SUPER OLD music in BRAND NEW arrangements. Sophisticated and playful, you know? Artists: Fun Machine, Sticks and Tones


fri 22

When: 12-1pm and 7-8pm Where: Fletcher Jones

PANE PANE is an installation performance by Tasmanian dance company MADE (Mature Artist Dance Experience). With stunning sets and costumes by visual artist Nicole Robson and the nuanced choreography of Glen Murray PANE is

an original and captivating experience for audiences of all ages. PANE premiered in 2008 in the windows of the Spotlight store in Hobart before being invited to Brisbane Festival UTR 2009 (Brisbane City Council Building) and Junction Arts Festival (Jessups Retravision) in Launceston in 2010. The MADE company was founded in 2005 in Hobart, Tasmania to provide mature adults with dance and theatre skills development opportunities as well as highly aesthetic contemporary dance theatre performance outcomes that offer audiences an alternative view of contemporary dance. The work of MADE is timely and relevant in the context of a globally ageing population as it actively demonstrates the contribution older adults make to our cultural identity. MADE is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. Artists: MADE (Mature Artist Dance Experience)


Image credit: Lorna Sim

When: 2:30–3:30pm and 6–7pm Where: Fletcher Jones

When: 6–7pm Where: CMAG gallery 4

Air Kiss

Difficult Music series

The GOLD company have only been running for 2 years but already an established part of the Canberra community. For the You are Here festival they present Air Kiss - created on them by Tasmanian choreographer Glen Murray, Artistic Director of MADE.

For the final instalment of our Difficult Music series, You Are Here presents sound artist and composer Julian Day. Day directs the synthesizer ensemble An Infinity Room (A.I.R) and co-directs Super Critical Mass, a large-scale performance project for massed identical instruments.

Artists: Canberra Dance Theatre – GOLD

Artists: Julian Day

When: 5–5:30pm Where: Lonsdale Street Roasters

short flat long black white? REPEAT PERFORMANCE, see previous day Artists: Somebody’s Aunt

Image credit: Emily sandrussi


Fri 22 When: 8–9:30pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

gRage Join us as we recreate the experience of sprawling on the couch watching music videos on Rage live in Smiths Bookshop. Tonight glass artist and Canberra Rollerderby League co-founder Lucy Quinn guest-programs a selection of her favourite clips. Artists: Lucy Quinn

When: 6:30–8pm Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop

Something Else: I’m Not There Scissors Paper Pen’s Something Else kicks off the year with a You Are Here special: I’m not there. Something Else is a monthly evening of themed story reading, merriment and musical skill, featuring the best and newest words from Canberra and surrounds. I’m not there will be about wishing for absence and pining for presence. Artists: Scissors Paper Pen

Image credit: Jay Kochel


When: 8 – 9pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Image credit: Amanda Thorson

Although it feels like it will last forever, puberty is fleeting, and so is the fivepiece grubby girl-band, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Featuring wellknown Canberran musicians, and some new enigmas, the momentary band will perform a gutsy, Judy Blume-themed set of original songs inspired by the namesake novel’s concerns : puberty, boys, and God. Are you there? Artists: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.

When: 9–10:30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

No Lights, No Lycra No Lights No Lycra is a dance community that was started in Melbourne by unruly dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. NLNL is a daggy, nonpretentious place to be completely yourself – a space where you can completely let go, shake out the stresses of the week, and lose yourself in the music and the physicality of your body. No Lights No Lycra’s Canberra chapter meets weekly and dance madly in lovely, leafy Ainslie, but this week NLNL comes to YOU at You Are Here. (And you can wear lycra, if you want to.)


Fri 22

When: 10pm Friday 22 March – 8am Saturday 23 March Where: CMAG foyer

Music By Cavelight Music by Cavelight is You Are Here’s first ever overnight performance event. Bring your sleeping bags and cushions and join us in the CMAG foyer from 10pm - 8am as a series of artists track the hours until dawn with slow soft performance to sleep to. Storytellers read their favourite bedtime tales, from the 1,001 Nights to The Gruffalo, while musicians tag-team each other with piano improvisations, gentle ambient soundscapes and Katy Perry tunes timestretched into gorgeous slow-burning epics. Visual artists will create durational work over the course of the night to be revealed by the rising sun and at 4.30am there will be only the sound of feet padding on stone as dancers perform barefoot in the dark. In the morning, come with us for breakfast at Lonsdale Street Roasters and ask, what even just happened. Art to drift off to, just like in the movies. To be broadcast live by 2XX. Artists: Reuben Ingall, Paul Heslin, Robbie Karmel, Kate Vassallo, Clare Thackway, Julian Day, Metatone Transfer, Abdolreza Aminlari, Slowest Runner, Nickamc, Emma Hall & Emily Stewart


Today Sat 23

Sat 23 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

All Day

Turbulent Geometry

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4

21

11am–4pm

CanberraZine Emporium

Rabaul Lane, Wales Building upstairs courtyard

23

1–2:30pm

Secret Gig II

Rabaul Lane, Wales Building upstairs courtyard

23

1–2pm

PANE

Fletcher Jones

1

2:30–3:30pm

Air Kiss

Fletcher Jones

1

4–5pm

Air Kiss

Fletcher Jones

1

5–6pm

PANE

Fletcher Jones

1

6–7:30pm

Page vs Stage: The You Are Here Combat Edition

Fletcher Jones

1

7:30–9pm

Ice Age: Storytime with Azza Mckazza, What Now?, A Stitch In Time Saves Brian

Fletcher Jones

1

8–10:30pm

Hyperbowl

The Bowl, Lonsdale Street Traders

11

9–10pm

Unfinished Business

Fletcher Jones

1

10pm–1am Sunday

You Are Here Afterparty

The Watch House

2


Image Credit: Yvonne Chakra

When: n/a Where: CMAG Gallery 4

Turbulent Geometry When we step through a room we step through air. We enter an atmospheric matrix that transmits the physical cues we need - the height of the ceiling, the distance between walls, the echoes of our footsteps and the proximity of breath. Air circumscribes the perimeters and materiality of spaces and draws connections between us and other objects.

Sound artist Julian Day explores this through his project An Infinity Room (AIR). He positions multiple identical musical objects - heirloom synthesisers, trumpets, loudspeakers, turntables - in geometric relationship to one another and charges the air with sound. By permeating this connective tissue, AIR transforms what might be considered ‘negative’ space into a positive field of transmission. Check out Day’s latest installation of An Infinity Room, Turbulent Geometry, at Canberra Museum and Gallery especially for You Are Here. Artists: Julian Day


Sat 23 When: 11am–4pm Where: Rabaul Lane

CanberraZine Emporium It’s cut. It’s paste. It’s a scribble. A staple here, tape there. The CanberraZine Emporium is the newest (and most excited) kid on the distro block. Launching their first ever zine fair, CanberraZine Emporium invites you to show off your zine side!

Zinesters from all over the country will be descending on the hexagonal wonderland that is Rabaul Lane, for a massive DIY love-in. Empty your piggy bank, scramble together your loose change and come celebrate everything cut and paste. There will be live music, workshops, coffee and ice cream to keep you energized while you get lost in the magic of paper and imagination. Please note Rabaul Lane is located upstairs, but does have alternative access. If you have questions or special access requirements, please contact us at: youareherecanberra@gmail.com


When: 2:30–3:30pm and 4–5pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Air Kiss REPEAT PERFORMANCE, see previous days Artists: Canberra Dance Theatre – GOLD

When: 1–2.30pm Where: Rabaul Lane

Secret gig II 2XX’s Local’n’Live radio shows bring original Canberra music to the masses, five days a week, all year round. We’ve challenged the Local’n’Live DJs to step out of the cosy confines of the 2XX studio and produce a series of live gigs for us. The catch - the details of these gigs will be completely secret until the day! These shows are the exclusive-content easter eggs of the You Are Here festival, curated by the on-the-ground experts of the ACT music scene. Artists: Curated by Laura Milkovits and Chris Navin

When: 1-2pm and 5-6pm Where: Fletcher Jones

PANE REPEAT PERFORMANCE, see previous days Artists: MADE (Mature Artist Dance Experience)

When: 6–7.30pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Page vs Stage: The You Are Here Combat Edition This is the ultimate smack-down between wrestlers of performance and page poetry. Can performance pin words to the mat? Will page’s coup-de-grace signature flow with a chair? Will there be rest-holds or will this be free-fighting from the first bell to the final kick out? Is this a fight to the finish for the library? Will a poet headspring a haiku? On one afternoon only this event will see two Australian Capital Territory poets go head-to-toe as they flex their words back and forth, poem for poem, sometimes going for the lock-up other times taking the poetry over the ropes and into the crowd.


SAT 23

When: 7.30–9pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Ice Age: Storytime with Azza Mckazza, What Now?, A Stitch In Time Saves Brian The Ice Age theatre festival-within-afestival wraps up with an extremely Serious triple-bill of Serious Theatre. Featuring Azza Mckazza’s educational stories (with illustrations), the Masters of Space and Time’s informative investigation into practical physics, and the Landlords’ thorough and objective recommendations for the best insurance policy to survive the impending and devastating apocalypse. Join us in Fletcher Jones and fill your mind with a decade’s worth of learning in one brief evening! Artists: Azza Mckazza, The Masters of Space and Time, The Landlords

Image credit: Arran Mckenna


When: 9–10pm Where: Fletcher Jones

Unfinished Business We want to know where the bodies are buried.

Image credit: Zonkvision

When: 8–10.30pm Where: The Bowl, Lonsdale Street Traders

Hyperbowl The Bowl runneth over with a mountain of media! Prepare yourself for Canberra’s newest artist-run adventure bringing you the most in-the-moment event of all time and space - HYPERBOWL (or however you pronounce it). The night of nights will feature impulsive music and sound snippets, live drawing and video streaming, immersive projections, and interactive installations that are sure to hype-your-real. This colossal collaboration brings together the very best audio-visual improvisers: Cold House, Danny Wild, Louis Capezio, Paul Heslin and Slow Lorris. Over the top and highly underrated, it will blow your mind and leave you supine. It doesn’t get better than this. Artists: Zonkvision, Spartak, King Ruby

Empty out your desks, and air your dirty laundry - NO SHOW are conducting an external audit of the You Are Here festival. The cab charges, the kickbacks, the slush funds. The triumphs and the flops. In the tradition of the Great Australian Corporate Scandal, we’ll be moving around the festival digging up the dirt on the art you got, the art you didn’t get, and the art you just hated. And as the festival comes to a close we’ll be collecting the debris - receipts, collateral, your scripts, your memories, your broken instruments and your broken promises - and consigning them all to the fire. Or into the shredder, or under the hammer. On closing night we will come together for the great purging of all that happened to us over these glorious two weeks, so that we can lay the spirit of You Are Here 2013 to rest. A ceremony of creation through act of destruction; a eulogy to the ephemerality of art. Come and bury the hatchet with us. Artists: No Show: Bridget Balodis, Mark Pritchard, Emma Hall


sat 23

When: 10pm–1am Where: The Watch House

You Are Here afterparty According to rumour the Centenary of Canberra goes all the way through the year to December 2013, but as far as we’re concerned it all ends tonight. Everything: the festival, the centenary, the world itself. It’s like this - we’re programming some of our favourite DJs (YES that’s right DJ Alistair and Dead DJ Joke YES) and we’re going to occupy The Watch House and dance our wretched feet off. Come lose your head to an absurdist party mashup from the internet bargain bin of oblivion featuring all the 90s pop your terrible soul requires. Like Ethan Hawke says in 1997 trash sci-fi masterpiece GATTACA, “save nothing for the swim home”. Artists: DJ Alistair, Dead DJ Joke


Today sun 24

sun 24 Please refer to the Throughout the Festival section for daily events

When

What

Where

Map

10am–3pm

Talon Salon

Gentle Nails, Garema Place

16

11am–11:59Am

Great House Inspection Gig

Fletcher Jones

1

1–5pm

Pledge Your Grooveallegiance to the Funk

Honkytonks

15


When: 10–3pm Where: Gentle Nails, Garema Place

Talon Salon REPEAT PERFORMANCE, see previous days Artists: Michele Lee, Tanya Dickson, Alan Nguyen, Clare McCracken

When: 11–11.59am Where: Fletcher Jones Image credit: Pia Johnson

Great House Inspection Gig This is your invitation to relive those days of hangover post-party cleanups AND moving house AND listen to a trashy surprise band ALL AT THE SAME TIME. You Are Here will have props, furniture and Christmas decorations to donate to worthy homes, and you’re invited to come enjoy the last live musical hurrah of the festival, and help us clear out of Civic.

Image credit: Erica Hurrell


sun 24

when: 1 – 5pm where: Honkytonks

Pledge Your Grooveallegiance To The Funk Someone once described Sam and Dave’s records as ‘trembling with ecstatic energy’ which is basically exactly what’s gonna be happening this afternoon at Honkytonks. Take the afternoon out, kick back in Garema Place and dig the lineup of Canberra funk kingpins assembled by Renaissance man DJ Degg Gordon to play the festival out. For once in our lives we’re going to really live up to George Clinton’s commandment: Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow. Artists: Degg Gordon, Brass Knuckles Brass Band


You Are Here 2013  

YOU ARE HERE IS A CURATED FESTIVAL WHICH EXISTS TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF CANBERRA'S DIVERSE INDEPENDENT AND EXPERIMENTAL ARTS AND CULTURE.

You Are Here 2013  

YOU ARE HERE IS A CURATED FESTIVAL WHICH EXISTS TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF CANBERRA'S DIVERSE INDEPENDENT AND EXPERIMENTAL ARTS AND CULTURE.

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