Exploring the many ways a movement based approach to the occupation of time and space is practiced not only in dance but increasingly in the realm of contemporary art, the exhibition brings together a series of Australian and international artists who use a choreographic approach in their work.
Curated by ACCA Associate Curator Hannah Mathews, the exhibition considers how choreographic tools, such as devised movement, sequencing, notation, improvisation and scores, are now employed by artists to emphasise the materiality of movement.
A series of performances will accompany the exhibition, drawing our attention to the potential of the body in space and its ability to draw us into a physical conversation with the world around us.
A highlight is the Australian premiere of New York performance artist Maria Hassabi’s hypnotizing Intermission, first performed at the combined Cypriot/Lithuanian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, and an eight hour installation of sculptural movements and physical endurance.
Every Wednesday evening will see Melbourne artist Helen Grogan present The Choreographic (Negotiated in Six Parts) from 6 – 8pm. Developed and realised in conversation with other artists, choreographers and makers, this six-part curatorial and research project is sited within the gallery context and considers choreography in the expanded field.
Other performances and demonstrations will be presented by Lane Cormick and Alicia Frankovich. Exhibiting artists include Ann Carlson & Mary Ellen Strom, Brian Fuata, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Nathan Gray, Joachim Koester, Paulina Olowska, Jess Olivieri, Hayley Forward & Parachutes for Ladies, Emily Roysdon, Sandra Selig and Lee Serle.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Exhibition: 10 October – 23 November 2014
For more information, visit: www.accaonline.org.au for details.
Image: Maria Hassabi, Intermission 2013. Courtesy the artist – photo by Robertas Narkus