This September 13–30, a surge of artists will bring transformative, urgent works to the fore as part the inaugaral Critical Mass.
Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, Blak Dot Gallery and Testing Grounds have come together under one banner to program a series of live performance, film, visual arts and multi-disciplinary events for Melbourne Fringe 2018. Artists from all disciplines are meeting in a crowding of crucial ideas, making noise and asking to be heard.
Approximately thirty three projects will be presented as part of Critical Mass across the four venues. From printmakers, installation artists, writers, dancers and spoken word poets through to DJ’s, sound designers, queer performance artists, the selected participants represent a diverse cross-section of identities and artistic practices operating in Australia today.
The projects are many and varied. From 24 hours of dance endurance to an immersive distant future workplace. From a metaphorical house of mirrors to queer near death experiences. From a woman asking white men to tell her what her work is about to artists being locked in a gallery together overnight. Critical Mass isn’t just a reflection of what artists want to say, it’s an amplification.
Critical Mass is a moment of interruption. An ambitious and experimental gathering in the midst of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
When: September 13–30
Where: Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, Blak Dot Gallery, Testing Grounds