Afro-podes: Reimagining African Archives Creative Development

Mon 18 - Fri 23 Feb, Mon 25 Feb - Fri 1 Mar | Artist Development

Her Africa is Real (VIC)

The newly found collective Her Africa is Real, will be embarking on studio development for their project ‘Afro-podes: Reimagining African Archives (‘Afro-podes’), a collaborative project led by Roberta Rich, Sista Zai Zanda and Naomi Velaphi. Afro-podes is a type of ‘contemporary archive’: a re-imagining of the traditional archive; and a re-presentation of archive as performance, soundscape and site specific installations.

Dates

Mon 18 – Fri 23 Feb

Mon 25 Feb – Fri 1 Mar

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Mechanics of Change

Sun 24 Feb | Event

Transitions Film Festival (VIC)

Join Transitions Film Festival at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute for a special evening of music, film and art, exploring what it means to be alive in a time of climate emergency, species extinction and economic uncertainty.

How can we be strong, resilient, engaged and empowered in the face of such immense challenges?

How can we build community, embrace hope, thrive and usher in a new world of positivity, connection and meaning?

Enjoy the premiere screening of Matt Wicking’s experimental eco-film Lost at Sea, feature film The Reluctant Radical, expert panel discussion, and musical performances.

Dates

Sun 24 Feb

Times

Doors open 7.00pm

Price

$10 – Full

$5 – Concession

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Venues 3056: Anthrophony

Wed 6 Mar | Event

Brunswick Mechanics Institute for Brunswick Music Festival (VIC)

Enter a delicate ecology and leave your sonic mark. As the actions of humans affect every corner of the earth, non-human sound ecologies are rapidly becoming extinct. Anthrophony is a Blak led collaboration between installation artist Edwina Green and sound artist Isha Ram Das. Visit this evolving environment as you please.

Anthrophony is an interactive multi-sensory installation designed to be inclusive of blind and low vision audience members.

Dates

Mar 6

Times

8pm – 11pm

Price

FREE

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Suspiria de Profundis Creative Development

Tue 19 - Sun 24 Mar, Mon 25 - Fri 29 Mar | Artist Development

Little Ones Theatre (VIC)

Suspiria will be a theatrical exploration of terror, race, dance, giallo horror and genre through a queer and culturally diverse lens. The work will be created by queer and culturally diverse artists and will explore how horror, queerness and sexuality intersect in a piece of choreographic story telling or “physical theatre”.

Suspiria is a contemporary fairy tale, playing on Jungian philosophy and collective experiences of terror through body horror and dance. It is an atmospheric piece that creeps under the skin because it explores how the unknown creates fear within groups who want to maintain control and power over an evironment. It is cautionary and magical- using archetypal characters and symbols so that it is universal and can be applied to a variety of contexts- it is, for me, a story about how the unknown terrors of our minds can manifest in our societies and the places we are supposed to feel most safe (in this case, a highly regarded dance school).

Joel Bray (Performer/Choreographer)
Cat Davies (Performer)
Chanella Macri (Performer)
Yuchen Wang (Performer)
Jennifer Vuletic (Performer)
Stephen Nicolazzo (Director)
Katie Sfetkidis (Lighting Design)
Daniel Nixon (Sound Daesign)

Dates

Tue 19 – Sun 24 Mar

Mon 25 – Fri 29 Mar

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