Research Program

Ivey Wawn & Mark Mailler

Responsive Research Residency

Ivey and Mark will take this opportunity to begin building a foundation for collaborative practice. They will use their shared family history as material to consider how geopolitical forces impact movement, by investigating the forgotten, lost and mistranslated parts of their family history as spaces of imaginative potential.

Ivey Wawn (1990) is an independent artist studying Political Economy at the University of Sydney. She has the pleasure of contributing extensively to the work of others, as a dancer and collaborator, also making her own work for a range of contexts. Her choreographic work is centered on deep considerations of political systems and resource distribution. Using observations on micro and macro scales, Ivey develops complex systems of transformation, through choreography, toward modes of care that hope to better fit contemporary conditions. Her practice embraces dancing, doing, drawing, thinking, projecting, producing, reproducing, regressing, watching, waiting, writing, mapping, planning, enacting and more. Her work has enjoyed the support of; AirSpace Projects, ALASKA Projects, Ausdance NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, Bundanon Trust, CRACK Theatre Festival, Critical Path, DanceWEB Scholarship (Impulstanz, Vienna), DirtyFeet, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, ReadyMade Works, Shopfront Contemporary Arts and Performance, The NOW now, and Underbelly Arts Festival, among others. She has had the pleasure of working with and for; Andrew Hardwidge (UK/DE), Angela Goh (AU), Asad Raza (USA/BE), Atlanta Eke (AU), Brooke Stamp (AU), Germaine Kruip (BE/NL), Hofesh Shechter (UK), Lizzie Thompson (AU), Louise Trueheart (FR/USA/DE), Martin Del Amo (AU), Rainbow Chan (AU), Rhiannon Newton (AU), Rob McCredie (AU), Rochelle Haley (AU), Scarlett Yu (HK/DE), Tino Sehgal (DE/UK), and Xavier Le Roy (FR) among others.

Mark Alonso Mailler (1989) is an artist living in Sydney and working across art forms, from film photography to soft sculpture and performance. Mark has a Bachelor of the Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNSW School of Art and Design (COFA), where he also engaged in an exchange program with Concordia University, Montreal. His solo work and collaborative work with Clare Powell (Shallow Kids), has been shown at various spaces in Sydney, Montreal, Mexico City, and Lisbon. In 2016 Mark was in residence at Belas Artes at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and in 2017 he is completing his honours Year in Situated Media at UTS. Mark works in spaces of queer imagining and looks at the role of the image in producing social realities.


Date & Location

Monday 18 June 2018 - Friday 29 June 2018

The Drill Hall