Lizzie Thomson, Sydney based choreographer and performer, will host an in conversation with Mette Edvardsen to launch her publication of Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. A book on reading, writing, memory and forgetting in a library of living books.


About Mette Edvardsen:

The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats, such as video, books and writing, her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for several companies and projects and develops her own work since 2002. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. A retrospective of her work was presented at Black Box theatre in Oslo in 2015, and the focus program Idiorritmias at MACBA in Barcelona in 2018. Her project Time has fallen alseep in the afternoon sunshine is ongoing since 2010 and has its base now at the headquarters of osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019 – 2024 in Oslo. Mette Edvardsen is structurally supported by Norsk Kulturråd (2017 – 2020), BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk (2017 – 2020) and apap-Performing Europe 2020 – a project co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. She is associated artist at centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie (France) for the period 2019 – 2021. She is currently a research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

About Lizzie Thompson:

Lizzie Thomson is a choreographer, performer and researcher living and working on Gadigal and Wangal lands of the Eora Nation. Over the past 20 years, she has performed throughout Australia and Europe with artists including Rosalind Crisp, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Mette Edvardsen, Jane McKernan and Marina Abramovic. Her choreographic work is driven by interests in affinities between dance and language, as well as in the political potency of practices of attention. Lizzie is undertaking a PhD in dance theory at the University of NSW. Her writing on dance has been published in books, journals and exhibition catalogues. Lizzie has performed as a book in Mette Edvardsen’s ongoing project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine in the Sydney Biennale (2016) and the Oslo Biennale (2019). She has written a text about her experience performing this work in Edvardsen’s new book Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine: A book on reading, writing, memory and forgetting in a library of living books.

Thu 12 Mar, 6-7.45pm

Free registration is essential.

Presented by Carriageworks, Dancehouse, The Keir Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts.