According to Artistic Director Jeff Khan, “This year’s Liveworks includes our biggest selection of works from the Asia Pacific region to date. The artists hail from across Australia as well as Korea, Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines: we travelled the world to develop this festival and it was a joy to research the program and bring it together.”
Now as Liveworks heads into their second weekend the City Hub has compiled our list of highlights to check out.
Carrion by Justin Shoulder: Seemingly alone in a vast, strange world, Carrion wanders through an archaeological site uncovering objects. As Carrion’s journey unfolds, we glimpse startling new truths about simulation, consumption and worship in our age of excess and acceleration.
7 Ways by Geumhyung Jeong: In seven peculiar “duets” with mundane objects (ranging from household appliances to mannequins), Jeong bestows a bizarre and disconcerting life to the inanimate through intense and risky interaction with her own body. Combining dance, puppetry, and a technical mastery of theatrical conventions, the result is a moving choreography of the body and mind.
Day For Night: Performance Space’s much-loved Day For Night presented with Carriageworks and Mardi Gras also returns in 2017 and joins the Liveworks program for the first time. A celebration of queer performance and party culture, Day for Night will bring together a host of Australia’s finest queer artists, performers, DJs, musicians, and lovers in a glorious collision of club culture, contemporary art and new performance.
Until Oct 29. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. $15-$35+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.carriageworks.com.au