Public Events


Critical Path is partnering with Performance Space to present two artist talks for Liveworks Conversations, a series of forums which explore the ideas and processes behind the works of the artists performing at the Liveworks Festival of Experimental Arts.

Facilitated by Critical Path’s Director Claire Hicks, join the artists for an exchange of ideas and stories, as they expand on their work and unravel the themes, inspirations and influences that inform their experimental projects. Liveworks Conversations are free to attend, but make sure to register your place as numbers are limited.

Dance as Protest: Liesel Zink, Kristina Chan, XiaoKe x Zihan
2:30 – 3:30pm, Sunday 30 October
Carriageworks | FREE

Dance is a fleeting and abstract medium and is often thought of as more intuitive than didactic. The panel will open the conversation exploring the ability of dance to capture, distill and represent ideas to us in new ways and to create powerful reflections on the big questions. They will discuss the potential to harness artforms as activism and the ability for dance to communicate complex ideas.

Kristina Chan talks about her new work A Faint Existence which explores climate change and Liesel Zink will tell us about The Stance, a project that uses the movements of protestors to create choreography that makes us reconsider our relationships to public space. They will be joined by Chinese collaborators XiaoKe x ZiHan (SoftMachine) who uses their work to challenge censorship in their homeland,


Merging Frontiers: Performance in the ‘Asian Century’
3:30 – 4:30pm, Sunday 30 October
Carriageworks | FREE

In a moment where Australia is rapidly redefining its relationship to Asia, what does this reimagination mean for cultural collaboration? How can we use this moment to transform the way we create culture in the region and devise exciting new forms to reflect these new connections?

Bringing together Choy Ka Fai, who has researched choreography across Asian cultures for his SoftMachine project, Kee Hong Low the imaginative head of artistic development at West Kowloon Cultural District and Claire Hicks – the panel will share their experiences working cross-culturally and their visions for what this new moment might entail.


Photo: courtesy of Performance Space


Date & Location

  • Sunday 30 October - Sunday 30 October, 2016
  • Carriageworks

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