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SATURDAY 11 NOV: POLITICAL BODY
This day gathers artists whose practices deal with the body as the place of agency – creating works that discuss marginalised communities, socio-political landscapes, climate change, body politics .
9.30-11am | Mornings Are Difficult – breakfast conversations
In keeping with Interchange Festival’s theme for the day of Political Body we consider what it means to create Intercultural Work – the politics. Grappling with issues of appropriation and assimilation. Traditional, experimental, innovative….labels that define or confine us? How do these labels affect arts practice and how work is produced and presented? We talk about inclusivity but we are faced with agendas that dominate. Where is there space for a diversity of voices in this environment?
Facilitator | RAGHAV HANDA
Participants | Tim Bishop, Rakini Devi and Liz Lea
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11am-1pm | MORNING SESSIONS
Workshop | LIZ LEA | Where Are You Looking?
Liz Lea will lead a workshop exploring performance awareness, expression and intricate detail, drawing from training in the classical Indian dance style Bharata Natyam and two Indian martial arts Kalariapyattu and Chauu
Where we have a muscular discussion about cultural Identity in creative processes, and how culture informs they way we move. Exploring ideas of what we carry in our cellular memory, our personal histories, our cultural tropes that affect our art practices and our creative conversations. We will seek to find the crossovers in practice and connections in process regardless of culture, in our shared humanity; what makes us all laugh, what moves us when we experience art.
Facilitator | Paschal Berry
Participants | Caroline Garcia, Martin del Amo and Amala Groom
1-2pm | LUNCH BREAK
2-3pm | GUEST PRESENTATION| BILL SHANNON INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
Bill Shannon will use video and storytelling to share specific examples of his street based works which were performed in keeping with his political and cultural beliefs as they relate to strategies of how to present to the public a given disabled body with integrity and purpose.
While on site Shannon will also wander about, both inside and out, interacting with the environment and people in an improvisational dance, performance art and at times, comedic manner
3-5pm | AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Workshop | ADELINA LARSSON & Nick Power
Nick Power and Adelina Larsson yarn community, politics and practice and how each of these affects, or feeds the others. With video examples.
Sharing activity | Bhenji Ra
Performance Lecture exploring the Disruption of the Body and the Privileges of Poetics
5 – 6pm | DINNER
6.30pm | CURATED EVENING
“Political Body gathers Sydney artists who’s practices deals with the body as the place of agency – creating performance works that discusses marginalised communities, socio-political landscapes, climate change, body politics and what it means to be human.”
Performance, workshop, talks and screening.
Curator | ADELINA LARSSON
Participants | Ros Crisp, Rhiannon Newton and Bhenji Ra
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