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Matthew Day

Open Studio – Work in Progress

Matthew Day will open his studio practice for an informal showing of his new work in progress showing of Assemblage #1. Attendees are invited to stay for a drink and conversation.

With his new work, Matthew activates an environment of play and surrender, opening a field of relations between materials, actions, movements, and perceptions, unfolding along wild and unrepeatable lines of flight and fancy. Assemblage #1 deals with instinct, animality, ritual, catastrophe, deformation, and excess. In a queer way, it proposes alternative experiences of what matters in being together, and forever, the desire to dance.

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Matthew Day’s research is part of Housemate 2016 Residency with Dancehouse, Melbourne. A partnership between Critical Path and Dancehouse.
image credit: Nellie de Boer

Matthew Day (1979) is interested in the potential of choreography to negotiate unorthodox relationships and propose new ways of being human. He often works with duration and repetition. Raised in Sydney, Day was a teenage ballroom dancing champion. He studied Dance and Performance Studies in Sydney and Melbourne (2003-2005), in 2016 he completed a Masters of Choreography at the DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam.


Date & Location

Thursday 20 October 2016, 6.30pm - 8pm

The Drill Hall