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PERFORMANCE SPACE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY FESTIVAL PRESENTS

ARTISTS

Martin del Amo and Julie-Anne Long Benched Sarah Goffman Wabi-Sabi Afternoon Tea 11-13 JANUARY 2013 2PM-7PM FREE

Performed by Marty

of sitting positions observed

(Martin del Amo) and Julie

on TV, during sporting games,

(Julie-Anne Long), Benched

courtroom dramas and talk

Sarah Goffman invites

of tea ceremonies which

is two intertwining dance

shows. Reconfiguring those

visitors into a specially

fuse the ancient traditions

solos, performed in a

movements in surprising ways

designed tea pavilion in

and aesthetics of Japanese

restricted space, in direct

and transposing them into an

a micro park on Erskineville

tea culture with a very

proximity to one another.

idyllic park, Benched makes

Road. There, you are invited

Australian twist.

The piece takes its

for a surreal and evocative

to participate in a series

inspiration from a series

viewing experience.

Jess Olivieri with the Parachutes for Ladies I am an Island

Kate Mitchell Some Extra Luck

Sitting in a micro park

noisy, chaotic meeting point

Kate Mitchell replaces one

providing the finder with

squeezed between a local

in Sydney’s Inner West.

of Newtown’s tiniest parks

good luck and wealth.

school, a train station and

Join them for an operatic

with a miraculous field

This public artwork is a

a major intersection, Jess

journey through film,

of four-leaf clover,

form of social sculpture and

Olivieri and the Parachutes

literature and popular

for curious passers-by

provides an urban space where

for Ladies meditate on what

culture, and be swept away

to discover. Four-leaf

increased good luck exists

it means to be stranded on a

to another place, even if

clovers are known for

for three days only.

tiny island of green amidst a

only for a moment.

their mythical properties,


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Dotted through Sydney’s inner-city suburbs of Newtown and Erskineville is an array of mysteriously tiny parks. Often sited on housing blocks and in residential areas, these minuscule public spaces are puzzlingly small and sometimes under-utilised by their local communities.

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11-13 JANUARY 2013 2PM-7PM FREE

Pick up a map from the Micro Parks station at Carriageworks, and embark on a self-guided tour through the surrounding neighbourhood. Wander between suburban dance odysseys, surprising installations, operatic durational performances, and more. Three days only!

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For this first instalment of Micro Parks, Performance Space invites you to experience Australia’s most exciting visual and performing artists transforming four of these parks over three unique afternoons.

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Start your journey at the Micro Parks station at Carriageworks: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. Parks are sited throughout Newtown and Erskineville.

ABOUT PERFORMANCE SPACE

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE 1. Kate Mitchell Some Extra Luck

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2. Sarah Goffman Wabi-Sabi Afternoon Tea 112 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville 2pm-7pm All afternoon

3. Jess Olivieri with the Parachutes for Ladies I am an Island Corner of Erskineville Rd and Bridge St, Erskineville 2pm-7pm All afternoon

4. Martin del Amo and Julie-Anne Long Benched 194 George St, Erskineville 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm 30 minutes


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