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Blood Catalogue: Words Of Bloody Wisdom

Why are artists drawn to using blood? Can artists explore blood in a way that scientists cannot? 

I was invited to respond to these questions for the catalogue of BLOOD: Attract and Repel

See my full responses here

 

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Blood – Open Call – Science Gallery Melbourne/London

Delighted by the invitation to be a Curatorial Advisor for BLOOD at Science Gallery. Artists making challenging and hard to handle work with blood, please consider applying to this international touring programme.

Deadline: 8 January 2017

BLOOD is the first cross-network season for Science Gallery. Blood is essential for life, both medically and metaphorically. From ritual to research, artistic medium to biological fluid, the 2017 BLOOD season will evoke ideas that provoke and challenge, engage and entice. Crossing continents and connecting London and Melbourne through a public programme of events, activities, installations workshops and performances, the BLOOD season will feature a range of work from the original exhibition in Science Gallery Dublin, as well as exciting new provocative works and experiences that explore the scientific, symbolic and strange nature of blood.

For our open call we’re interested in proposals addressing or exploring some of the following themes and topics:

  • Taboo – surrounding menstruation, ritual behaviour or activities involving blood, food created from blood
  • Stigma – associated with living with blood borne viruses such as HIV, or other genetic conditions affecting blood.
  • Giving – donating blood to strangers, placenta donation, the connection between a mother and foetus
  • Identity – blood type, associations with racial identity, mixed race, family, chimeras, human/animal hybrids, and eugenics
  • Health – diseases of the blood, immunity. Blood testing and the future of blood based testing etc.
  • Sport – Drugs and sport, blood doping.

Visit Science Gallery Call Out Page Here

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Hungry for Art and Social Practice: creative strategies examining the politics and performance of Melbourne food culture

Friday 8 July, 1:30- 3pm, Arts Hall, University of Melbourne

A PSi 2016 Performing Climates Curated Panel

Melbourne is not simply the city for Foodies but has also become a site of everyday art intervention exploring changing food culture in the contexts of climate change and mass migration. Within this burgeoning field, social practice artists and arts producers are using a range of affective, political, artistic and discursive strategies to engage the public, industry and consumers. Performatively staged as a live dinner party, this delicious discussion is hosted by Marnie Badham and Robert Walton examining the creative engagement strategies of three artistic projects regarding food in Melbourne. After presenting media-rich content to illustrate each project, dinner guests will discuss this burgeoning field in the context of new forms of contemporary art and social practice.

Distinguished Panel

Professor Laurie Beth Clark and Associate Professor Michael Peterson, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin discussing Foodways Melbourne.

Kendyl Rossi, Creative Projects Producer, Federation Square discussing Fed Sq Food Offerings

Angharad Wynne-Jones Artistic Director, Arts House, City of Melbourne and Tipping Point Australia discussing The Supper Club

Dr. Jen Rae, Centre for Cultural Partnerships, VCA and Dawn Weleski, Conflict Kitchen, Pittsburgh discussing Fair Share Fare

Image of Cassie at Firecracker‘s Food Body for The Supper Club: Revolting Body at Arts House 2016

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ART–FOOD–POLITICS 

The subject of what we put in our mouths – the foods, drinks, health supplements and guilty pleasures – is the famed obsession of the city of Melbourne. We are more sensitive than ever to origins and impact of our food, and aware of our small part in a bigger system of food production within a finite ecosystem. Our food choices have aesthetic, environmental, social and ultimately political repercussions – and artists around the world increasingly draw upon this rich intersection in their work.

Moving beyond dry and often hard to swallow knowledge, this event invites you to play with your food and savour new flavours of thought.

Presenters and discussants for the evening include VCA Artists in Residence Spatula&Barcode (Profs Laurie Beth Clarke and Michael Peterson, University of Wisconsin), Dawn Weleski (artist and Co-Director of Conflict Kitchen USA) and Dr Jen Rae (CCP, Refuge Project).

This event is curated and hosted by Marnie Badham, Centre for Cultural Partnerships (CCP) and Robert Walton, VCA Theatre.

When: 6–8pm Thursday 14 April 2016

Where: Founders Gallery, VCA, 234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Cost: FREE but bookings essential via Eventbrite.

Refreshments will be available.

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Hauntings: conjuring, exorcising and making friends with ghosts

A Food for Thought event by the Art, Social and Spatial Practice Research Cluster curated by Toby Juliff (VCA Art) and Robert Walton (VCA Theatre)

The subject of haunting – and that of its bedfellows ‘spectres’ ‘ghosts’ and the Gothic imaginary – continues to fascinate us. But we’re now more accustomed to talking about ‘haunting’ as a way of thinking about and practicing the past, present and future. Moving beyond the white bed sheet and the g-g-g-ghosts of Scooby Do this research performance vocalises, enacts, re-enacts, offers critique, conjures and exorcises the haunting of contemporary theatre, fine art and cultural performance. We welcome your participation.

Participants, respondents, discussants and exorcists for the evening include: Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (experimental vocal artist), Robert Walton (VCA Theatre), Nigel Brown (sound artist), Toby Juliff (VCA Fine Art), Jason Maling (artist), Edward Colless (VCA Fine Art, Head  of Critical and Theoretical Studies), Sophie Knezic (VCA Fine Art and CATS).

When: Tuesday 16 June 2015. 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Art Auditorium, Dodds Street, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank

  • Arts House Season 2 Brochure Page

Season 2 Arts House Events

Come along to five events I am hosting at Arts House during their brilliant 2014 second season.

The Supper Club

The first of Art House’s new concept evening including food, drink, provocation and discussion with Emily Sexton, Julian Meyrick and myself

Tue 5 August, 7pm – 10pm Live Performance: Hopelessly Outdated or the Perfect Antidote to Digital Slacktivism? More info and booking >>

Artists Q&As

I will be hosting discussions with the following outstanding contemporary performance makers.

Thu 21 August, 8.45pm Chunky Move – Keep Everything, choreographed by Antony Hamilton. Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall More info and booking >>

Sat 11 October, 8.40pm Dewey Dell – Marzo  Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall More info and booking >>

Tue 28 October, 7.30pm one step at a time like this – Since I Suppose Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall  More info and booking >>

Thu 13 November, 9.10pm Ridiculusmus – The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland Arts House, Meat Market More info and booking >>

Visit Arts House’s Website and Book Now!

Conversation Piece by Lucy Guerin Inc

Season Overview for HOT: New Dance and Performance from Australia

The works in this season are representative of the distinctive and sophisticated dance and performance being made in Australia at the moment. These artists combine fresh, urgent ideas with rigorous technique to create experiences that will fascinate, absorb, delight your senses and entertain you.

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HOT Press Previews

Three great previews in the Scottish press.

The Scotsman carried an interview preview with Lucy Guerin and I.

Mary Brennan gives a great insight in the significance of the season to Tramway in The Herald.

Kelly Apter interviews me in The List.

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Kickstart 2013 Announced

It was a great privilege to represent Theatre and Performance on the Next Wave Curatorial Advisory Committee for Kickstart 2013.  We read 150 applications, spent two days in discussions and agreed on one final list, which you can see here:

Kickstart Artists 2013

Looking forward to watching the work develop over the coming year.

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