What does it mean to acknowledge Country? Artists Katina Olsen and Lizzie Thomson explore how we consider the land we live and work on. How our bodies acknowledge this place (here and now). This sharing is the work of their short research with artist facilitators Tim Bishop and Vicki Van Hout, and artist Matthew Doyle.
Lizzie Thomson is a choreographer and performer. Her work draws on both choreographic and sculptural processes and takes multiple forms including performance, video installation, text and sculpture. It is informed by theories of language and whiteness studies. Current projects include Call the Drummer: A Closet Drama, a trans-disciplinary, queer project looking at relations between writing and performance with artist Brian Fuata, and Homage to the Left: a two-year project in which Lizzie is transcribing the entirety of Virginia Woolf’s book The Waves with her left hand.
Katina Olsen is a proud Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri woman and also has Norwegian, German and English Ancestry. Katina’s choreographic interests lie in the fusions of her Indigenous cultural dance and story with contemporary dance, film, theatre, moving sculpture and installation. Her choreographic highlights include movement direction for the ABC TV series Cleverman 2 and Walking into the Bigness (Malthouse), collaborating with Dance Makers Collective on their Australian Dance Award nominated DADS and Instar as part of Big Dance in Small Chunks (Parramatta Riverside).
Supported by Woollahra Council through a Cultural and Community Grant.
This project is supported by Blakdance.
Image by Bibi Serafim.