Performance Instruments: Inhabiting Action, Posture and Materials

This residency facilitates a collaborative conversation between video and performance artist, Lauren Brincat and performance-maker, Frances Barbe. It applies creative processes and training structures from dance and theatre to creating and performing work in the context of visual art and performance art.

Lauren and Frances will work together for 5 days to generate live and video material. Brincat’s approach uses rule-based actions, ‘walking pieces’ and sculptural work in textiles. Barbe’s approach draws on Japanese butoh-based improvisation to cultivate creativity and a heightened state of presence through embodying imagery, inhabiting sculptural forms and working with materials.

Other artists can join the conversation at certain moments:

OPEN WORKSHOP for performers, actors, dancers, and visual artists
– Mon 9th, Tues 10th and Wed 11th July, 10am-12 midday.

PRESENTATION of work and Q&A
– Fri 13 July, 6:30pm-7:30pm.

RSVP to Frances Frances Barbe [email protected] and include: full name, and whether you are attending an Open Workshop (please include date) or Presentation, or both.

Attendance is free but RSVP required for numbers.

Lauren Brincat has a practice that encompasses diverse media, from video and performance to sculpture and installation; influenced by her formal training in painting. She is known for a series of ‘walking pieces’. 

Frances Barbe is a Lecturer BA Performing Arts at WAAPA. Her focus is movement, creative process, devising and directing contemporary performance. She founded Fran Barbe & Guests in 2012.


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