- When 5 Nov - 5 Nov 2019
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
6PM - 8PM
Movement Lab is a workshop series engaging the body as a material, mechanism and agent for creating performance art. Head along for 60 minutes of movement led by guest emerging and established performance artists. During the workshop these artists will demonstrate how they engage the body in their practice and lead you in movement exercises, teaching you how to use your body in performance and how you can apply this to your own practice.
Movement Lab will run throughout the year, inviting 15 guest artists in total to lead performance workshops between April and November 2019. Each artist will apply their specific practice to the workshop, guiding you through using dance, text, technology, telepathy, speech and everything in between to create performance.
Movement Lab #1
Monday April 15th 6pm - 7pm lead by Patricia Wood
Patricia is a dancer and choreographer based in Sydney. Her work draws from choreographic and ethnographic process and takes multiple forms, including performance, radio transmission and text.
Movement Lab #2
Monday April 29th 6pm - 7pm lead by Sarah Rodigari
Sarah is an artist whose practice addresses the social and political potential of art. Her work is site responsive, employing durational live action and improvisation to produce text-based performance.
Movement Lab #3
Tuesday June 25th 6pm - 8pm lead by Lizzie Thompson
Lizzie Thomson is a choreographer, performer and researcher whose practice interrogates processes of embodiment as they relate to cultural, historical and temporal forces. Her work draws on both choreographic and sculptural processes and takes multiple forms including performance, video installation, text and sculpture.
Movement Lab #4
Tuesday July 9th 6pm - 8pm lead by Ivey Wawn
Ivey Wawn makes dance-based work for various contexts. Her artistic work and research centre on social relations and their historic specificities, with particular interest in relations of power, control and consent in the organisation of labour. She is committed to dance as a potential form of resistance; to social abstraction and commodification, due to its relative ephemerality and the opportunities it provides for sociality. Her works have focused on the wage relation, microbial reproductive labour, commodity fetishism, and invisibility among other things. In the past she has worked with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Underbelly Arts Festival, RMIT Design Hub, Liquid Architecture, DirtyFeet, Critical Path and Firstdraft. She will be creating new work for Next Wave and Dirtyfeet in 2020.
Movement Lab #5
Monday July 22nd 6.30pm - 8.30pm lead by Ayeesha Ash (Black Birds)
Ayeesha is a proud Grenadian Māori Woman of Colour who creates art to spark social change. Her work is inspired by her experience as a mixed race, Third Culture Kid. As the Artistic Director of Black Birds, she has performed in, written, directed & produced shows, events & workshops in Australia & Aotearoa. Ayeesha is currently working on PACT: Salon; a collaboration between Black Birds and Sela Vai (You Therefore Me), a new video work for Cement Fondu and SPRING1883, a theatrical work for Next Wave Festival 2020 and an event for Sydney Fringe Festival. She is also a facilitator for La Boite's Open Homes project and is rehearsing for Belvoir's Life of Galileo.
Movement Lab #6
Tuesday August 6th 6pm - 8pm lead by Justin Shoulder
Justin Shoulder is an artist working in performance, sculpture, video and nightlife/community events production. He was born on the un-ceded lands of the Gadigal people (Sydney) and is of Filipino and European heritage. His main body of work "Phasmahammer" is an ecology of alter personas based on queered ancestral myth. These creatures are embodied through hand crafted costumes and prosthesis and animated by their own gestural languages. Shoulder uses his body and craft to forge connections between queer, migrant, spiritual and intercultural experiences. He is a founding member of queer artist collective The Glitter Militia (Monsta Gras, Pink Bubble) with partner and key collaborator Matthew Stegh and Club Ate with collaborator Bhenji Ra.
Movement Lab #7
Tuesday October 8th 6pm - 8pm lead by Marcus Whale
Marcus Whale lives and works on Gadigal land. As a musician, he has made music under his own name and as part of groups BV and Collarbones. Primarily forming an electronic world around his singing, the songs across these projects play out dramas of desire and projection. He has also created performance works for Liveworks, Underbelly Arts Festival, Sugar Mountain Festival, Vivid and Art Month Sydney in collaboration with artists Athena Thebus and Eugene Choi. As a writer, a first collection of poetry “Devotionals” was released in 2015 by Ruin Press.
Movement Lab #8
Tuesday November 5th 6pm - 8pm lead by Samia Sayed
Samia Sayed is a contemporary artist and writer, currently living and working on Darrug and Gadigal land. She works with text, sound and performance and through this explores what she has lived through and witnessed to be forms of resistance within domestic, religious and cultural spheres.
What to bring:
No experience is needed!
Wear comfortable clothing
Bring your student ID (if you are a student)
$5 for UNSW Art & Design Arc Members
$15 for General Public
Tickets are also available on the door (Cash Only!)
Get in touch with AD Space Coordinator Anna May Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org
AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.