CARRIAGEWORKS AND 20TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY PRESENT
THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE – IT’S JUST NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED
Carriageworks will be transformed into The Embassy of Disappearance for the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
Yannick Dauby and Wan-Shuen Tsai
18 MAR 10:30AM, FREE
Yannick Dauby and Wan-Shuen Tsai have been working collaboratively since 20014 on audio-visual projects that experiment with aural experience.
Mette Edvardsen and André Lepecki in Conversation
18 MAR 11AM, FREE
Mette Edvardsen is a dancer and choreographer who, in recent years, has been exploring the nature of various theatrical expressions. André Lepecki is Associate Professor at the Department of Performance Studies, New York University.
Aura Satz and Douglas Kahn in Conversation, Exploding the Trembling Lines
18 MAR 12PM, FREE
Writer Douglas Kahn and artist Aura Satz disucss recurring themes in their respective work, encompassing vibration, sound-writing and measurement, notation, encryption, propagation and transmission.
18 MAR 1:30PM, FREE
Prolific Taiwanese artist, curator and teacher Yao Jui-chung speaks about The Mosquito Project (2010–14): the result of an extensive research project documenting the derelict ruins of Taiwan’s swimming pools, shopping malls and community centres – satirically known as the ‘Mosquito Pavilions’.
Robert Zhao Renhui
18 MAR 2PM, FREE
Multidisciplinary artist Robert Zhao Renhui investigates the relationship that humans have with the natural world and related issues of morality and ethics through a lens of doubt and uncertainty.
18 MAR 2:30PM, FREE
FX Harsono creates multifaceted artworks that actively critique the political history and cultural reality of his homeland.
Maria Isabel Rueda with translator
19 MAR 10:30AM, FREE
María Isabel Rueda’s practice spans illustration, video, photography and installation, drawing on a diverse array of references – everything from social and cultural icons, to images of well-known landmarks and sites that retain some symbolic or political importance, whether specific to Colombia or elsewhere.
Yuta Nakamura with translator
19 MAR 11:30AM, FREE
Yuta Nakamura’s research-based installations and architecturally informed sculptural objects investigate the role of ceramics, particularly tile and pottery fragments (ostracon), throughout the process of modernisation in Japan.
19 MAR 12PM, FREE
Neha Choksi has developed a reputation for lyrical works across a range of media – performance, photography, video, sculpture – which focus on processes of change, time and consciousness. See the artist’s address, following the performance of In Memory of the Last Sunset, 11AM.
Chen Chieh-jen with translator
19 MAR 12:45PM, FREE
Since the early 1980s, Chen Chieh-jen has been a key figure in the development of Taiwanese conceptual art. A self-taught artist, he was a prominent figure during Taiwan’s martial law period, challenging the limits of expression with guerrilla performances, underground exhibitions, and interventions in public spaces.
Boris Charmatz: Keynote Address, Is the public space the right architecture for a Musee de la danse?
19 MAR 6:30PM $20
Renowned dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz presents a keynote to open up questions with Sydney audiences, followed by a performance of his work manger. Book tickets
Don’t Follow the Wind
20 MAR 2:45PM, FREE
Curatorial collective Don’t Follow the Wind came into being through an exhibition project initiated by Japanese collective Chim ↑ Pom, named for the actions of evacuees who fled south towards Tokyo after the disaster so as to avoid exposure to radiation borne on a northwesterly wind.
André Lepecki, The Future of Disappearance
20 MAR 3:30PM, FREE
Performance theory has conceived disappearance as inexorable movement towards the past. But what if disappearance is the condition for making futures, the necessary act through which the struggles over present conditions of living take place? In this case, the future of disappearance would have to be planned, diagrammed, choreographed. Lepecki will address the chronopolitics of disappearance by discussing the works of Mette Edvardsen and Ricardo Basbaum presented at the Biennale.
This event is part of the Performance Talks series presented in partnership with the School of the Arts & Media, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences for the 20th Biennale.
In Conversation: Embassy of Disappearance
24 APR 11AM, FREE
Artists Lee Mingwei, Jamie North and others exhibiting at the Embassy of Disappearance discuss themes of absence, memory, and the economic realities of a world marked by rapid change and neoliberalist agendas. This discussion will be broadcast live on FBi’s Canvas.