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Adhocracy residency – Showing

This year’s Adhocracy residency project, Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter, is a new process-based work by Emily Johnson. Emily is a First Nations artist from the USA. Originally from Alaska and of Yup’ik descent, she is based in New York City where she is director of dance company Catalyst.

Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter offers a framework for being in decolonial practices of embodiment, site-responsive choreographic practices and their connection to land, and the radical relationships that are created through dance making and other forms of artistic activation.

The residency is presented in partnership with choreographic research and development organisation Critical Path. Showing their research and process through ceremony, Emily will be joined by her residency collaborators, a team of South Australian and Australian artists.

Creative team: Emily Johnson with Amala Groom, Caleena Sansbury, Cayleigh Davies, Chelsea Farquhar, Jennifer Eadie, Jessica Martin, Kate Power, Michelle Saint-Yves and Sinsa Mansell.

Your chance to see:

• Friday – 5pm, showing – day into sunset
• Saturday – 6pm, showing – civil into nautical twilight
• Sunday – 7pm, showing – astronomical twilight into night


A series of outcomes from a two-week residency about decolonialised artistic activation. Join the team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists each night around the setting sun and rising moon.

ADHOCRACY OPENING – 4-6pm Friday 31st August

Immerse yourself in Ian Sinclair and Rachael Guinness’ tongue-in-cheek participatory research about the future of work; hear some short, shiny provocations for the weekend; and be part of a special performance-ceremony by Emily Johnson and her First Nations and non-Indigenous collaborators.
Send off winter with some warming Vitals hospitality, including complimentary mulled wine, for the opening of Adhocracy 2018

VITAL THREADS – 3-5pm Saturday 1st September

Join the Adhocracy 2018 participating artists in critical conversations about art-making in Australia and key themes that span their works this year. This important two hour session will address issues such as: latest developments in First Nations arts practices; how and why non-Indigenous artists explore colonialism, whiteness, and inertia; what a saturation of online content means for artists; the value of utopianism and how artists engage in speculating about the future.
Panels, yarns and round tables with our 2018 artists. Please note 3pm start.

Tickets: Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter

Image: Emily Johnson

Date & Location

  • Friday 31 August - Sunday 2 September, 2018
  • Hart’s Mill

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Critical Path

The Drill, 1C New Beach Rd,
Darling Point (Rushcutters Bay), Sydney