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LIVEWORKSI 2017I

fEStIVaL Of ExpERImEntaL aRtI 19 – 29 OCtOBERI


Performance Space PRESENTS

LIVEWORKS Festival oF Experimental Art 19 – 29 OCTOBER 2017

Immerse yourself in experimental art at Liveworks! Explore an awe-inspiring program of contemporary art from across Australia and the Asia Pacific as Liveworks consumes Carriageworks from the 19th to the 29th of October. In 2017 we present our most ambitious program to date with an incredible line up of international and Australian premieres. Across two weeks experience extraordinary new contemporary art – fall in love, wrestle with politics, face the future, unearth distant memories, get freaky with household appliances and flock across Sydney. Throughout the festival we’re giving you the chance to head behind the scenes and find out more about the artistic process in our series of workshops, lectures and conversations. Learn theoretical and practical skills from the artists, educators and collaborators of the festival. Liveworks is your chance to #getexperimental and try something new. Dive into the program and discover a world of provocative experiences.

Performance Space acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land — Australia. We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Darlington. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and recognise their strength, wisdom and creativity.


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CONTENTS 4 Performance Space Artistic Director & Chair Welcome

LIVEWORKS PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS 6 Rhetorical Chorus – Agatha Gothe-Snape 8 Carrion – Justin Shoulder 10 Tree of Knowledge – Christian Thompson 12 7 Ways – Geumhyung Jeong 14 Oil Pressure Vibrator – Geumhyung Jeong 16 Let’s Make Love – Jen Jamieson 18 The Future Leaks Out – Tully Arnot, Hannah Donnelly, Angela Goh, Tristan Jalleh, Emily Parsons-Lord & Louise Zhang 20 Aeon – Lz Dunn 22 Helping Hand – Mark Harvey 24 The Second Woman – Nat Randall & Collaborators 26 This Here. Land – LabAnino 28 Corponomy – Eisa Jocson 30 Ringo – Tetsuya Umeda 32 LIVEWORKS Conversations 34 LIVEWORKS WORKSHOPS 36

DAY FOR NIGHT

WEEKLY SCHEDULES 38 Week 1 Schedule 40 Week 2 Schedule 42

How To Book & Plan Your Trip

44 Accessibility 46 Supporters, Donors & Staff


WELCOME TO LIVEWORKS 2017 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S WELCOME Warmest of welcomes to the 2017 Liveworks Festival. Liveworks is our annual celebration of the most brilliant, brave and inventive voices in contemporary art. This year’s Liveworks includes our biggest range of works from the Asia Pacific yet: from Korea to Japan, the Philippines and our first step across the Tasman to New Zealand, as well as artists from across the breadth of Australia. It’s been a joy to put this program together over the past year and I hope you dive headfirst into the rich array of experiences on offer. The works in this year’s festival represent a kaleidoscope of responses to the social, cultural and political challenges we face. They’re also a reminder of why we need art in times like this. How do we stay open, curious, questioning and empowered when the news is getting bleaker, and our elected leaders don’t want to listen to our concerns? This is exactly where art can help: whether it’s enabling us to articulate our hidden fears and desires, to think through complex social and political problems, or to find a moment of joy and release amongst the barrage of the everyday. As always, our invitation to you is to visit the festival and experience a range of works in a single visit. The Liveworks program is curated so you can wander easily between exhibitions, performances, artist conversations, after-show drinks and beyond, over the course of an afternoon or evening. And of course when you’re done, come back and do it all over again! I look forward to seeing you at the festival. Jeff Khan, Artistic Director

Connect with us @liveworksfest @liveworksfestival @liveworksfestival #liveworksfestival #pspace #getexperimental


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CHAIR’S WELCOME On behalf of the Performance Space Board, it’s a pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 Liveworks Festival. Now in its third year, our new annual festival has rapidly become an important opportunity to experience the best new work from across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Performance Space has always championed the boldest and most experimental voices in contemporary art, and this year’s Liveworks program is no exception: from durational performance to immersive installation…you might even find yourself crawling across the floor while discussing politics! This year, our commitment to access and inclusivity continue to grow with a multitude of tactile tours, audio description and Auslan-interpreted performances on offer—ensuring that Liveworks is accessible to as broad an audience as possible. We also welcome our expanded group of international delegates and artists, who bring fresh eyes and new perspectives to our work and our city. Liveworks would not be possible without the generous partnership of our supporters, and we are thrilled to see support for the festival growing. From our government funding partners to the trusts and foundations, artistic collaborators, corporate sponsors and visionary individuals who believe in our work, I offer heartfelt thanks. Finally, none of this can happen without the curiosity and interest of our terrific audiences. So I encourage you to be curious, to dive in and relish this moment while it lasts. See you at the festival. Jonathan Casson, Chair


Performance Space, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Carriageworks present Australian Premiere

RHETORICAL CHORUS AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE THURS FRI SAT SUN

19 OCT, 9PM 20 OCT, 9PM 21 OCT, 3PM & 9PM 22 OCT, 7PM

Duration of 60 minutes

Specially commissioned for New York’s Performa Biennial (2015), Rhetorical Chorus is Agatha Gothe-Snape’s largest and most ambitious performance work to date. Inspired by a chance encounter with the legendary American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, Rhetorical Chorus brings together a choir, PowerPoint projection, spoken text and choreography to subtly unravel the myths and methods of the 20th Century male artist. With guest artists including Brian Fuata, Megan Alice Clune, Lizzie Thomson, Brooke Stamp and the renowned American vocalist and musician Joan La Barbara, Rhetorical Chorus fragments the singular, rhetorical voice, dissolving it into a spectacle of transmission. This cyclical, mesmeric experience calls into question both the circulation and consumption of knowledge, exposing the shaky foundations on which authority is built.

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Lead Artist Agatha Gothe-Snape Composer and Musical Director Megan Alice Clune Prologue Brian Fuata Transmitter Joan La Barbara The Left Hand Brooke Stamp The Right Hand Lizzie Thomson Dramaturg Sarah Rodigari Set and Costume Consultant Anna McMahon Sound Designer Benjamin Carey

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Agatha Gothe-Snape Rhetorical Chorus 2017 Image courtesy of the artist.


Performance Space presents World Premiere

CARRION JUSTIN SHOULDER WED THURS FRI SAT

25 OCT, 9PM 26 OCT, 9PM 27 OCT, 9PM 28 OCT, 3PM & 9PM

Duration of 60 minutes

What does it mean to be human, in an era when our destructive influence over the planet is redefining the laws of nature? This magnetic new solo performance by Justin Shoulder introduces the figure of Carrion: a post-human spectre that has the ability to shapeshift into multiple forms and speak multiple languages. Seemingly alone in a vast, strange world, Carrion wanders through an archaeological site uncovering objects. As Carrion’s journey unfolds, we glimpse startling new truths about simulation, consumption and worship in our age of excess and acceleration. Drawing on queer and ancestral mythologies, Carrion transports us into a place where the distant past collides with the far future, alerting us to the changes that already lie within ourselves.

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Lead Artist Justin Shoulder Composer Corin Ileto Lighting and Visual Design Benjamin Cisterne Dramaturg Victoria Hunt Costume Design Matthew Stegh & Justin Shoulder

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Justin Shoulder, Carrion Private Showing, 2017 Image courtesy of Performance Space


Performance Space presents

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE CHRISTIAN THOMPSON THURS FRI SAT SUN

19 OCT, 7:30PM 20 OCT, 7:30PM 21 OCT, 2pm & 7:30pm 22 OCT, 5:30PM

Acclaimed Indigenous artist Christian Thompson presents Tree of Knowledge: a rich solo performance that transforms dreams, memories and aspirations into surreal gestures, invoking a world where tradition, pop culture and media continually collide. Bringing together song, spoken word, sculpture, video and movement, Tree of Knowledge draws on Thompson’s own personal biography as well as a wide palette of references—from pop music to contemporary art and cultural practices. Tree of Knowledge is a rare opportunity to witness Thompson’s live performance practice in full effect: a startling, humorous and confronting insight into contemporary Indigenous reality (and fantasy).

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Lead Artist Christian Thompson

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Christian Thompson, Purified by Fire From the Lake Dolly series, 2017 Image courtesy the artist


Performance Space presents Australian Premiere

7 WAYS GEUMHYUNG JEONG WED 25 OCT, 7:30PM THURS 26 OCT, 7:30PM Duration of 75 minutes

Geumhyung Jeong, 7 Ways Photograph: Wooshik Lee


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Where lies the boundary between the body and the machine? In an empty space, illuminated only with cold light, Geumhyung Jeong explores the potential of the human: the sensuality, power, and mutability of the body. In seven peculiar “duets” with mundane objects (ranging from household appliances to mannequins), Jeong bestows a bizarre and disconcerting life to the inanimate through an intense and risky interaction with her own body. Combining dance, puppetry, and a technical mastery of theatrical conventions, the result is a moving choreography of the body and mind, crossing the dividing line between the human and inhuman, hallucination and reality. Internationally acclaimed, Geumhyung Jeong’s performances are known for their fearlessness and Jeong’s extraordinary physical skill. Premiering in Australia, 7 Ways is Jeong’s original paean to the underexplored possibilities of the body.

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Lead Artist Geumhyung Jeong

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Performance Space presents Australian Premiere

OIL PRESSURE VIBRATOR GEUMHYUNG JEONG SAT SUN

28 OCT, 2pm, 7:30PM 29 OCT, 5:30PM

Duration of 60 minutes


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In this unique performance lecture, Geumhyung Jeong tells us of the subject of her desire – an industrial excavator. This is a work that ventures into uncharted waters, fearlessly exploring the complexities of sexuality. Jeong describes her quest for autoerotic satisfaction: verbally and physically narrating her lust, interwoven with personal histories and accompanying visuals. For all its wild eroticism, this is also a contemplative, cerebral show, challenging notions of sexuality, technology and the body – not to mention theatre itself.

Lead Artist Geumhyung Jeong

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Premiering in Australia following an extensive international tour, Oil Pressure Vibrator takes Jeong’s work to a new level of confessional intimacy. Exploring the strange and evershifting borders of human sexuality, Oil Pressure Vibrator will surprise, confront and delight.

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Geumhyung Jeong, Oil Pressure Vibrator Photograph: Gajin Kim


Performance Space presents

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LET’S MAKE LOVE JEN JAMIESON THURS FRI SAT SUN

19 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 20 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 21 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 22 OCT, 4:30 – 8:30PM

WED THURS FRI SAT SUN

25 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 26 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 27 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 28 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 29 OCT, 4:30 – 8:30PM

Duration of 20 minutes

In Let’s Make Love, you and Jen Jamieson will create oxytocin—aka the ‘love hormone’—in an intimate one-on-one performance driven by adventure, touch and trust. In a screen-saturated world where time and eye contact are in short supply Let’s Make Love offers a chance to tune into your own biology and take a moment to pause. Opening with a hug and propelled by conversation, Jamieson offers a controlled experiment for generating the feeling that makes the world go around. So come on…let’s make love!

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Lead Artist Jen Jamieson

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Jen Jamieson, Let’s Make Love Proximity Festival, 2014 Photograph: Peter Cheng


Angela Goh, Kickback Fire, MCA ARTBAR April 2017 curated by Bhenji Ra, © the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, photograph: Nick Kreisler


Performance Space presents

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THE FUTURE LEAKS OUT Tully Arnot, Hannah Donnelly, Angela Goh, Tristan Jalleh, Emily Parsons-Lord & Louise Zhang Curated by Tulleah Pearce THUR 19 OCT - SUN 29 OCT, 10AM-6PM open late on performance evenings

“When you cut into the present the future leaks out” – William Burroughs Responding to a sense of living on borrowed time, this exhibition explores visions of potential futures from artists investigating excess, environmental degradation, and strategies for adaptation and survival. The artists each look to the present as a transitional time where new and empathic ways of engaging with the world are emerging, but dystopia and destruction appear more and more likely. The works included in this exhibition make the soft-horror of this situation bodily and immediate. Audiences are invited to inhabit the gestures of plants, fire insults at the gross excesses of capitalism, and deeply inhale the atomised distress excreted by the natural world. The Future Leaks Out features new commissions from Tully Arnot, Emily Parsons-Lord and Hannah Donnelly, alongside works from Angela Goh, Tristan Jalleh and Louise Zhang.

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Artists Tully Arnot, Hannah Donnelly, Angela Goh, Tristan Jalleh, Emily Parsons-Lord, Louise Zhang Curator Tulleah Pearce

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Performance Space, Lz Dunn & Performing lines PRESENT

AEON LZ DUNN THURS 19 OCT, 6:30PM FRI 20 OCT, 6:30PM SAT 21 OCT, 6:30PM SUN 22 OCT, 6:30PM Duration of 90 minutes

Since the 1980s computers have modelled the way birds flock, identifying three simple rules that govern their movement: separation, alignment and cohesion. Taking place in Sydney’s vast outdoor spaces, where the social and natural worlds merge and collide, Aeon is a listening tour, a physical journey, and an experiment in group dynamics. Premiering to acclaim at Dance Massive (Melbourne, March 2017), Aeon takes its audiences on an extended walk set to a mesmeric score by acclaimed Brisbane composer Lawrence English. Drawing on scientific studies of bird flocking and ideas of queer ecology, Aeon invites us into a communal yet deeply personal experience and asks us to consider a new relationship to nature, and to each other. This subtle yet powerful performance creates a temporary community that awakens the imagination and gifts us with the soaring sensation of flight.

This work does not take place at Carriageworks, it is staged in the vicinity of Newtown. Attendees will be contacted with the location of the work after booking

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Concept & Lead Artist Lz Dunn & Collaborators Sound Lawrence English Dramaturgy Lara Thoms Choreography Shian Law Production Manager Liz Young Produced by Performing Lines Commissioned by Mobile States


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Lz Dunn, Aeon Dance Massive, 2017 Image: Bryony Jackson


Performance Space presents

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Australian Premiere

HELPING HAND MARK HARVEY THURS FRI SAT SUN

19 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 20 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 21 OCT, 10AM – 2PM & 6:30 – 10:30PM 22 OCT, 4:30 – 8:30PM

WED THURS FRI SAT SUN

25 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 26 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 27 OCT, 6:30 – 10:30PM 28 OCT, 10AM – 2PM & 6:30 – 10:30PM 29 OCT, 4:30 – 8:30PM

“Heal the world Make it a better place For you and for me And the entire human race…” – Michael Jackson

Lead Artist Mark Harvey

In this de-centered, social mediatised time, what can it mean to engage with politics through a live, in-the-flesh encounter with someone else—a stranger even? Are we still likely to feed into our own cultural and poltical bubble or can we explore our politics with someone who is positioned somewhere else from ourselves?

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Helping Hand is a series of performances throughout Liveworks where Aotearoa (New Zealand) artist Mark Harvey explores and exchanges different modes of poltics with punters and passers-by. Inviting audiences to crawl, lie down, wrestle or stroll with him, you will find Harvey all over Carriageworks throughout the festival, ready to engage in conversation and action, and bringing a fresh perspective to even the most immovable political issues of our time.

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Mark Harvey, Three Stages to Turqoisation Blue Oyster Gallery, 2016 Photograph: Chloe Geoghegan


Performance Space presents

THE SECOND WOMAN NAT RANDALL & COLLABORATORS FRI 20 OCT 6PM – SAT 21 OCT 6PM Durational performance, you may come and go as you please across the 24hrs

In an epic feat of endurance, Nat Randall performs a single scene inspired by John Cassavetes’ 1977 film Opening Night, on repeat for 24 continuous hours. Starring opposite Randall are 100 different men who range in age, background and acting ability. Each scene is captured on camera and projected live alongside the staged performance. Through the repetition of this intimate encounter, The Second Woman explores the complex interplay between identity, performance, gender and emotion.

Concept and Performance Nat Randall

Premiering at Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival last year, The Second Woman was named as one of Guardian Australia’s “10 most groundbreaking shows by women” in 2016. This enthralling performance and cinematic experience—coming to Sydney for the first time—is not to be missed.

Lighting Design Amber Silk

Script and Direction Anna Breckon & Nat Randall Video Direction E.O. Gill & Anna Breckon

Sound Composition Nina Buchanan Set Design FUTURE METHOD STUDIO Hair and Makeup Sophie Roberts Camera Operation E.O. Gill Participant Coordination Jade Muratore

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Nat Randall and collaborators, The Second Woman (video still) Dark Mofo, 2017 Image courtesy the artists


Ken Moraleda, This Here. Land Image courtesy the artists


Performance Space & LabAnino present

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World Premiere

THIS HERE. LAND LABANINO Thurs FRIDAY Sat Sun

19 OCT, 7pm, 7:35pm, 8:10pm 20 OCT, 7pm, 7:35pm, 8:10pm 21 OCT, 7pm, 7:35pm, 8:10pm 22 OCT, 5pm, 5:35pm, 6:10pm

As we lose our memory, are we losing our history? How do we personally cope with political trauma or social upheaval? What stays within us, and what are the consequences of forgetting? This Here. Land investigates the turbulent histories of the Philippines and Australia, from colonisation to dictatorships, natural disasters and class warfare. Unearthing real and fictional fragments of memory, This Here. Land weaves together a hypnotic visual and theatrical experience through shadowplay, animation, live performance and storytelling. This Here. Land is an exquisite new theatre work by LabAnino: a collective of Australian and Filipino artists who have been working together for over a decade and whose work spans performance, installation, writing, animation and sound. Developed between Australia and the Philippines over the past 2 years, This Here. Land is a moving and evocative response to turbulent global times.

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Artists Kenneth Moraleda, Valerie Berry, Teta Tulay, Datu Arellano, Andrew Cruz, Toni MuĂąoz, Hazel Gutierrez, Paschal Daantos Berry, with contributions from members of Anino Shadowplay Collective Production Manager/ Lighting Designer Frank Mainoo Outside Eye Paschal Daantos Berry and Deborah Pollard


Performance Space & the Art Gallery of New South Wales present avant-premiere

Corponomy EISA JOCSON SUN

22 OCT, 5:30PM

Duration of 60 minutes

Eisa Jocson (Philippines) returns to Liveworks, after wowing audiences with her trilogy of works Death of the Pole Dancer, Macho Dancer and Host in 2015. Corponomy is a new performance lecture that reflects on entertainment, labour and fantasy-production that drive Jocson’s work. From pole dancing to macho dancing; from hostess to princess studies, Jocson’s performances unpack identity and gender formation, seduction politics and Filipino social mobility. Drawn from the artist’s personal archive of research material, Corponomy is a documentation of movement transmission and training, and a live demonstration of different systems of physical exercise that transform the body.

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Lead Artist Eisa Jocson

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Eisa Jocson, The Greatest Show on Earth Internationales Sommer Festival, 2016 Photograph: Anja Beutler


PERFORMAnCE SPACE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROOM40 & THE SUBSTATION present

Ringo TETSUYA UMEDA WED 25 OCT, 7:30PM THURS 26 OCT, 7:30PM FRI 27 OCT, 7:30PM SAT 28 OCT, 7:30PM Duration of 60 minutes

Osaka-based artist Tetsuya Umeda creates dynamic environments with architectural structrues, sound and light. His mermerising and surprising performances produce intricate soundscapes and musical compositions through live experiments with everyday tools and scraps, re-purposed machines and electronics. Umeda’s site-specific installation for Liveworks employs found domestic objects, transformed from their daily familiarity into a transcendent spectacle of the unexpected. Umeda’s work demonstrates elaborate systems of causeand-effect, with elements powered by gravity, wind, centrifugal force or falling objects, capturing the moments where ordinary and extraordinary collide.

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Lead Artist Tetsuya Umeda

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Tetsuya Umeda Reaktorhallen Second Edition – a festival for other music Stockholm, 2017 Photograph: Žiga Koritnik 2017


CONVERSATIONS The Liveworks Conversations are a forum for the culturally curious to explore the ideas and processes behind the works of the festival. Join our artists for an exchange of ideas and stories, as they reflect on their works and discuss the themes, inspirations and influences that inform them.

Agatha Gothe-Snape in conversation with Anneke Jaspers SAT 21 Oct, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Lz Dunn in conversation with Annamarie Jagose SAT 21 OCT, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Join Anneke Jaspers (Curator, Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales) in conversation with Agatha Gothe-Snape to discuss the creation of Gothe-Snape’s ambitious performance Rhetorical Chorus. Themes of collaborative practice, circulation and consumption of knowledge, and the rhetoric surrounding the ‘male genius’ trope in contemporary art all form part of Rhetorical Chorus, providing rich foundations for discussion.

Professor Annamarie Jagose is Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and is internationally renowned as a scholar in feminist studies, lesbian/gay studies and queer theory. Join Professor Annamarie Jagose in conversation with Aeon lead artist Lz Dunn, thinking queerly about politics and pleasure, nature and collectivity, agency and ethics.

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Image: Tetsuya Umeda


LabAnino in conversation with Caroline Wake SUN 22 Oct, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The Future Leaks Out Floor Talk with Tulleah Pearce SAT 28 OCT, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Australian and Filipino artists of cross-cultural collective LabAnino in conversation with researcher, archivist and UNSW Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, Caroline Wake. Cultural memory, contemporary performance, politics and the archive intersect in LabAnino’s new performance work This Here. Land, forming strong connections with Wake’s research into theatre and migration, performed oral history and the cultural afterlives of performance.

Join the curator and artists of The Future Leaks Out for a floor talk that gives first-hand insight into the themes of the exhibition, and the driving concerns of these contemporary artworks. Join in on speculative discussions that assess our current political climate and forecast the futures we are building for ourselves.

Christian Thompson in conversation with Clothilde Bullen SUN 22 OCT, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Clothilde Bullen, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Exhibitions and Collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art, joins internationally acclaimed artist Christian Thompson for this conversation about his mesmerising live performance Tree of Life. Thompson’s work is centred on themes of identity, cultural hybridity and history, and this conversation will delve into the layered artistic references, legacies and cultures that inform the performance. Mark Harvey and Jen Jamieson in conversation with Jess Olivieri SAT 28 OCT, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Let’s Make Love by Jen Jamieson and Helping Hand by Mark Harvey are intimate performance projects that unsettle our assumptions about interpersonal relationships, politics and mental health in a time of rampant screen-based addiction. Join Jess Olivieri (Creative Producer of Contemporary Performance at Campbelltown Arts Centre) in conversation with Jen Jamieson and Mark Harvey, unpacking the common themes that emerge from both artists’ work, and situating their experimental performance practices more broadly within the local and international contemporary arts landscape.

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Justin Shoulder in conversation with Jeff Khan SUN 29 OCT, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Performance Space Artistic Director Jeff Khan joins prolific Sydney performance artist Justin Shoulder for a conversation about his major new work Carrion, which makes its world premiere in Liveworks this year. Carrion draws on queer and cross-cultural mythologies to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Long-time collaborators, Shoulder and Khan will discuss Shoulder’s working process and the ideas of nature, artifice, technology, climate change and humanity that underpin this new work. Nat Randall and collaborators in conversation with Lauren Carroll Harris SUN 29 OCT, 5:00pm – 6:00pm Lauren Carroll Harris is a researcher, writer and artist with extensive expertise in the intersection of film, performance and visual art. Hear Lauren in conversation with The Second Woman lead artist Nat Randall and her collaborators, discussing prominent themes of feminism, contemporary culture, women’s melodrama, romance, queer performance and female domesticity.


WORKSHOPS Get hands-on with the artists, educators and collaborators of Liveworks in this series of intimate and interactive classes designed by artists for artists. You’ll learn theories and practical skills to apply to your own work and meet a host of other like mindedmakers. Expand your mind, stretch your muscles and try something new.

Macho Dancing with Eisa Jocson Fri 20 Oct, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Sonic Workshop with Tetsuya Umeda Sat 28 Oct, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Macho Dancing is performed by young men in nightclubs for male – as well as female – clients. Eisa Jocson will lead a masterclass to teach this unique and physically demanding dance vocabulary breaking down its techniques and mannerisms. Eisa will also give insight into the social phenomena particular to the Philippines that create the conditions for macho dance. Queer and female dancers are particularly encouraged to participate!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about the use of sound as conceptual practice in the field of contemporary art, with Osakabased artist Tetsuya Umeda. From capturing environments, architectural structures, sound, light and human behaviour, the source of Umeda’s work pushes the boundaries of experimental sound and contemporary art. Join Umeda as he provides an insightful window into his artistic practice.

Shadows of Memory with LabAnino Sat 21 Oct, 2:00pm – 5:00pm Performers Kenneth Moraleda and Valerie Berry will guide you through a series of verbal and physical storytelling exercises to extract strong imagery and short narratives from your own personal stories and memories. Anino Shadowplay Collective will then assist participants to build their own shadow puppets, using recycled and found objects that will animate their narratives. The workshop will culminate in sharing your work. Beyond the Human with Justin Shoulder Fri 27 Oct, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Join Justin Shoulder to discover the process for bodily transformation that he used to create his new work Carrion. In this workshop you will explore strategies for articulating forms beyond the human using improvised movement, simple prosthesis and source imagery. Justin will guide participants through a series of exercises that illustrate how choreographic and costume elements interact to create unique and memorable characterisations.

Introduction to Robotics with Tully Arnot Sun 29 Oct, 4:00pm – 7:00pm Arduino is a flexible microcontroller that offers limitless possibilities for animating objects and making them interact with the surrounding world. In this introductory workshop Tully will show you how to program an Arduino and give you insight into the immense number of applications for the technology in contemporary art. Working together participants will be guided through creating a cardboard robotic hand - Bring your own arduino or we can supply one.


KEYNOTE LECTURES

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Join us to hear the most exciting voices in the Asia-Pacific discuss their experimental and multi-disciplinary practices, and gain new perspectives into what it means to be making work – here and now. Responding to the thematic concerns of Liveworks and situating them within contemporary artistic discourse the Liveworks Keynote Lectures will reflect on the privilege and responsibilities of the cultural production in our current context. Tang Fu Kuen Fri 20 Oct, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

rea Fri 27 Oct, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Tang Fu Kuen—incoming Artistic Director of the Taipei Arts Festival, Taiwan—is a curator and dramaturg with an extensive history working with performance, visual and cross-disciplinary practices across Asia and internationally. He was the sole curator of the Singapore pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale. He has worked at the Singapore Arts Festival, Indonesian Dance Festival, In Transit Festival (Berlin), Bangkok Fringe Festival, Colombo Dance Platform, and as an independent curator and dramaturg with some of the leading contemporary artists from the greater Asian region. For this special Liveworks keynote lecture, he will share his insights into the most significant developments and challenges for contemporary art in this diverse region.

r e a is a pioneering Indigenous Australian media artist, writer and researcher of the Kamilaroi and Wailwan nations. For over three decades, her critical investigations into technology’s role in visualising and defining the Indigenous body have made a landmark contribution to our visual culture. Increasingly, her innovative work has employed digital technologies and interactive systems to explore the intersection of race, gender and sexuality in representations of Indigenous art and culture. For this special Liveworks keynote lecture, r e a will share her research and recent works to unpack these converging phenomena.


Performance Space, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Carriageworks Present

sat 28 oct, 12pm–12am

Day for Night Artists: KoCo Carey, Marcus Whale, Athena Thebus plus more to be announced!

Music: Stereogamous

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Day for Night is back! Our much-loved collision of queer performance and party culture returns in 2017 with a speciallycurated edition to celebrate the closing weekend of Liveworks. This year, Day for Night will bring together a host of Australia’s finest queer artists, performers, DJs, musicians and lovers in a glorious fusion of club culture, contemporary art and new performance. Beginning as a series of entrancing performance and video works that unfold over the afternoon, Day for Night slowly but surely evolves into Sydney’s most spectacular queer art party, meshing together the performance space and the dancefloor under the musical genius of legendary Sydney DJs Stereogamous. Day for Night celebrates artists of diverse backgrounds and cultures, revelling in the brilliant, essential perspectives they bring to our world. See you on the dancefloor, lovers!

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SCHEDULE: week 1

WORK

THU 19 OCT

FRI 20 OCT

Let’s Make Love – Jen Jamieson

6:30 – 10:30pm

6:30 – 10:30pm

Helping Hand – Mark Harvey

6:30 – 10:30pm

6:30 – 10:30pm

7 – 7:40pm

7 – 7:40pm

7:35 – 8:15pm

7:35 – 8:15pm

8:10 – 8:50pm

8:10 – 8:50pm

Tree of Knowledge – Christian Thompson

7:30 – 8:30pm

7:30 – 8:30pm

Rhetorical Chorus – Agatha Gothe-Snape

9 – 10pm

9 – 10pm

This Here. Land – LabAnino

The Second Woman – Nat Randall Aeon – Lz Dunn The Future Leaks Out

6pm – to Saturday 6:30 – 8pm

6:30 – 8pm

10am – 10pm

10am – 10pm

Corponomy – Eisa Jocson

Liveworks Conversations

LIveworks Workshops

Tang Fu Kuen Keynote Lecture 6 – 7:30pm

Eisa Jocson 2 – 5PM


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SAT 21 OCT

SUN 22 OCT

COST

VENUE

PAGE

6:30 – 10:30pm

4:30 – 8:30pm

$

Public Space

16

4:30 – 8:30pm

FREE

Public Space

22

$

Track 12

26

5:30 – 6:30pm

$

Track 8

10

7 – 8pm

$

Bay 17

6

$

Bay 20

24

10am – 2pm 6:30 – 10:30pm 7 – 7:40pm

5 – 5:40pm

7:35 – 8:15pm

5:35 – 6:15pm

8:10 – 8:50pm

6:10 – 6:50pm

2 – 3pm 7:30 – 8:30pm 3 – 4pm 9 – 10PM From Friday – 6pm 6:30 – 8pm

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10am – 10pm

10am – 8pm

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Public Space

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BAY 20

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Agatha Gothe-Snape 12:30 – 1:30pm

LabAnino 3 – 4pm

Lz Dunn 2:30 – 3:30pm

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Christian Thompson 3 – 4pm LabAnino 2 – 5PM


SCHEDULE: week 2

WORK

MON 23 OCT

TUES 24 OCT

WED 25 OCT

THU 26 OCT

Let’s Make Love – Jen Jamieson

6:30 – 10:30pm

6:30 – 10:30pm

Helping Hand – Mark Harvey

6:30 – 10:30pm

6:30 – 10:30pm

Ringo – Tetsuya Umeda

7:30 – 8:30pm

7:30 – 8:30pm

7 Ways and Oil Pressure Vibrator – Geumhyung Jeong

7:30 – 8:45pm

7:30 – 8:45pm

9 – 10pm

9 – 10pm

10am – 10pm

10am – 10pm

Day for Night

Carrion – Justin Shoulder

The Future Leaks Out

Liveworks Conversations

Liveworks Workshops

10am – 6pm

10am – 6pm


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FRI 27 OCT

SAT 28 OCT

SUN 29 OCT

COST

VENUE

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6:30 – 10:30pm

6:30 – 10:30pm

4:30 – 8:30pm

$

Public Space

16

4:30 – 8:30pm

FREE

Public Space

22

$

Track 12

30

$

Track 8

12

$

Bay 17

36

$

Bay 20

8

FREE

Public Space

18

10am – 2pm 6:30 – 10:30pm 6:30 – 10:30pm

7:30 – 8:30pm

7:30 – 8:30pm

2 – 3pm

5:30 – 6:30pm

12pm – 12am

3pm – 4pm 9 – 10pm 9 – 10pm

10am – 10pm

10am – 10pm

rea Keynote Lecture 6-7:30pm

Mark Harvey & Jen Jamison 1 – 2pm

Justin Shoulder 12 – 2pm

Tetsuya Umeda 12 – 3pm

10am – 6pm Justin Shoulder 4 – 5pm

Nat Randall 5 – 6pm Tully Arnot 4 – 7pm

FREE

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HOW TO BOOK Booking Liveworks tickets is simple! Jump online to performancespace.com.au, find the work you want to see and follow the links.

TICKETED WORKS (+ Booking Fee) $35 Adult / $25 Concession Rhetorical Chorus, Carrion, Aeon, This Here. Land, Tree of Knowledge, 7 Ways, Oil Pressure Vibrator, Ringo $20 Adult / $15 Concession Let’s Make Love and Corponomy $15 Admission The Second Woman FREE WORKS The Future Leaks Out & Helping Hand

WORKSHOPS (+ Booking Fee) $35 Adult / $20 Concession

CONVERSATIONS & KEYNOTE LECTURES Liveworks Conversations and Keynote Lectures are free, however you will need to reserve your seat online at performancespace.com.au

DAY FOR NIGHT $35 Adult / $25 Concession

CONCESSION Concession tickets are available to full time students, pensioners, children or seniors. Proof of concession must be provided upon request.


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TAXIS & UBER

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (corner Codrington St).

Taxis and Uber should enter Carriageworks at 229 Wilson Street, corner of Queen Street.

TRAINS

PARKING

Redfern Station: 14 minute walk Macdonaldtown Station: 15 minute walk Newtown Station: 20 minute walk Erskineville station: 20 minute walk More info transportnsw.info

Parking at Carriageworks and in surrounding streets is limited.

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The venue is located close to Sydney University, the Seymour Centre and Australian Technology Park where you can find casual parking.


Accessibility We’re dedicated to making Liveworks Festival an accessible and inclusive event for all! In 2017 we’ve continued our commitment to accessibility and included Auslan Interpreted performances, Tactile Tours, Audio Described works and Kinaesthetic Tours. To find out more about the festival’s accessibility and inclusion practices please visit our website. performancespace.com.au

CONTACT US Please get in touch with our team to discuss your access requirements and notify us of your needs. +61 2 8571 9111 admin@performancespace.com.au performancespace.com.au We’re here to help! VENUE Carriageworks is a wheelchair accessible venue with access via the main entrance of the venue. Accessible car parks are located in the internal Carriageworks car park. To find out more about the venue and facilities please read our access guide on our website. performancespace.com.au COMPANION CARDS Liveworks Festival proudly supports the Companion Card program. Patrons who require the assistance of a companion or carer can receive a complimentary ticket issued to the Companion Card holder. To book a Companion ticket please contact our team. +61 2 8571 9111 admin@performancespace.com.au

Wheelchair Accessible Performances All of the works in Liveworks Festival are wheelchair accessible with the exception of Aeon and Let’s Make Love which are both site-specific. If you would like to attend these works please contact our team to discuss your access requirements. If you would like to book accessible seating to one of the works in the festival please contact our team at least 24 hours before the session. +61 2 8571 9111 admin@performancespace.com.au


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Auslan Interpreted Speeches & Performances LIVEWORKS OPENING 19 OCT, 6PM ONWARDS TREE OF KNOWLEDGE CHRISTIAN THOMPSON 19 OCT, 7:30 – 8PM THE SECOND WOMAN NAT RANDALL 21 OCT, 12 – 2PM Corponomy EISA JOCSON 22 OCT, 5:30 – 6:30PM

AUDIO DESCRIBED WORKS RHETORICAL CHORUS AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE 20 OCT, 9 – 10PM CARRION JUSTIN SHOULDER 28 OCT, 9 – 10PM

TACTILE & KINESTHETIC TOURS LET’S MAKE LOVE JEN JAMIESON 19 – 29 OCT Tactile tours are available for all of the sessions of Let’s Make Love but require bookings in advance. RINGO 27 OCT, 6 - 7PM THE FUTURE LEAKS OUT TULLY ARNOT, HANNAH DONNELLY, ANGELA GOH, TRISTAN JALLEH, EMILY PARSONS-LORD & Louise Zhang 29 OCT, 6 - 7PM Carrion Justin Shoulder 28 OCT, 7.30 – 8.30PM


meet the team

PERFORMANCE SPACE STAFF Artistic Director & CEO Jeff Khan General Manager Vanessa Lloyd Program Manager Tulleah Pearce Production Manager Tim Lathouris Marketing & Development Manager Emmaly Langridge Festival Producer Nuala Furtado Program Coordinator Katie Winten Ticketing & Front of House Coordinator Ellison Roberts Finance Officer Rhanda Mansour PERFORMANCE SPACE Board Chair Jonathan Casson Deputy Chair Donna Lawler Mark Baxter Kate Blackmore Tony Bonney Alex Bowen Janine Collins Thomas Thoma

BRINGING LIVEWORKS TO LIFE Be part of this extraordinary festival by investing in the development of brave new ideas, brilliant new artists and captivating new experiences. Your support of Performance Space and Liveworks directly assists our artists to create significant new works that will be enjoyed by local, national and international audiences. LIVEWORKS CHAMPIONS Jonathan Casson Mark Baxter and Geoffrey Cassidy (The Second Woman) LIVEWORKS GENERATORS Wales Family Foundation Bryant George Terese Casu Janine Collins Sandra Ferman Steven Freeland Meredith Brooks Donna Lawler LIVEWORKS RISK-TAKERS Rose Hiscock Gary Nicolls and Niall Barlow Thomas Thoma Kate Barnet and Scott Nicholson Andrew Lorien and Cathy Kirkpatrick Terry Harding Skye Kunstelj Sarah Miller Lara Thoms


LIVEWORKS SUPPORTERS

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Thank you to all of the incredible supporters dedicated to diversity, risk-taking and cutting edge contemporary practice! Your support is critical to Performance Space and enables us to continue presenting ambitious and provocative new works through Liveworks. Government Partners

Presenting Partners

Liveworks Partners

Alcohol Partners

Project Supporters

Hotel Partner


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