Physical Forces

In a special collaboration, ACE Open will celebrate the opening weekend of 24 Frames Per Second with Physical Forces, three days of genre-bending dance programs presented in partnership with Vitalstatistix and Performance & Art Development Agency.

The jam-packed schedule features a durational performance by exhibiting artist Latai Taumoepeau, ‘Ocean Island Mine’ (2017); a high-energy dance class hosted by Sydney-based dancer, activist and budding pop culture icon Amrita Hepi as well as artist talks, gallery-based performances and work-in-progress showings of two new dance works, Cher and Speech Pattern, in development with Vitalstatistix and Performance & Art Development Agency.

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François Chaignaud, Solitude, 2015

François Chaignaud, Solitude, 2015

24 Frames Per Second

Thu 25 May 5pm-7pm OPENING
Fri 26 May 11am-7pm
sat 27 may 10am-5pm

ACE Open, free

Encounter the exhilarating physicality of dance as it is presented on screen in 24 Frames Per Second, a dynamic and ambitious exhibition exploring the nexus between film, dance and the visual arts.

Originally commissioned by Carriageworks over three years, this presentation platforms artists working at the forefront of experimental and cross-disciplinary practice: from intimate expression to shared ritual, classical aesthetic to cultural heritage, and studio space to spectacular landscape. 

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Latai Taumoepeau Ocean Island Mine, Liveworks 2015, Performance Space, Sydney. Photo Sanja Simic

Latai Taumoepeau Ocean Island Mine, Liveworks 2015, Performance Space, Sydney. Photo Sanja Simic

Latai Taumoepeau, Ocean Island Mine (2017) performance

Sat 27 May, 10.30am-1pm

Lion Arts Centre Precinct, free

"What remains in the aftershocks of empire? […] Such effects reside in the corroded hollows of landscapes […]. The question is pointed: How do imperial formations persist in their material debris, in ruined landscapes and through the social ruination of people’s lives?" – Ann Stoler cited in Katerina Teaiwa, 2015

A woman, a 500kg block of ice, a shovel, and the steady walk from point A to point B. Back and forth, she works the open-cut mines of the past into the future of climate change; excavating the solid white rock into invisibility.

This work belongs to a genealogy of durational performance reflections from Taumoepeau’s Stitching (up) the Sea suite.

Hyde & Restless, To Look Away, 2015. © Ben Searcy

Hyde & Restless, To Look Away, 2015. © Ben Searcy

24 Frames Per Second panel discussion

SAT 27 MAY 2PM-3.30pm

ACE Open, free

Contemporary dance artists explore movement from a range of perspectives – from within the individual body, alongside others, in intersections with objects or in relation to abstract concepts. Dance is a fundamentally collaborative medium where connections are made across form, practice and territories. 

Artists Alison Currie, David Rotezky, Sophie Hyde and Latai Taumoepeau discuss their work in 24 Frames per Second and what it means to be an artist working at the intersections of choreography, dance and performance with Nina Miall, Curator, Carriageworks and co-curator of 24 Frames per Second.
 

Emmaline Zanelli, Little Death (Mr Whippy), 2016, digital photograph, dimensions variable; Red Room (Safe House), 2017, archival inkjet print, 1189mm x 841mm, edition of 5

Emmaline Zanelli, Little Death (Mr Whippy), 2016, digital photograph, dimensions variable; Red Room (Safe House), 2017, archival inkjet print, 1189mm x 841mm, edition of 5

Emmaline Zanelli, RIFE MACHINE

Thu 25 May 5pm-7pm OPENING, ARTIST TALK
Fri 26 May 11am-7pm
sat 27 may 10am-5pm

ACE Across, free

Explore the work of emerging South Australian artist Emmaline Zanelli in RIFE MACHINE, a series of (de)constructed photographic portraits that blur people, spaces, memories and feelings.

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Amrita Hepi. Photo: Liam Cameron

Amrita Hepi. Photo: Liam Cameron

Amrita Hepi, Power Moves for Perilous Times dance workshop

Sat 27 May 10.30am-11.30am

Nexus Arts, $15+BF Book now

Dancer/choreographer, artist and activist Amrita Hepi sells out her nationwide pop culture dance classes in seconds. Now she takes a turn to the left (to the left), mashing up dance class with performance lecture in Power Moves For Perilous Times – a high-energy workshop designed to empower and motivate the self (and the masses) through movement. 

Becoming self-reliant has never been more significant. Dominant power structures are broken. Recharge in this one-hour beginners dance class, and expand your power-movement repertoire with techniques from the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, John Travolta, Willie Ninja, Bruce Lee, Grace Jones and GoGo Yubari. Look good, feel the burn, channel the power.

This class is open to all bodies – no dance experience necessary!

Nexus Arts

Larissa McGowan, Cher

Larissa McGowan, Cher

Vitalstatistix and Performance & Art Development Agency double bill

THU 25 MAY 7PM
FRI 26 MAY 7PM

Nexus Arts, free, bookings required
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Work-in-progress showings of Larissa McGowan's Cher and David Rosetzky and Jo Lloyd's Speech Pattern.

Cher 
Choreographer, dancer and fan, Larissa McGowan, will use Cher’s iconic figure as a totem in order to flesh out the real possibilities of personal-political transformation.

Speech Pattern
Speech Pattern is an investigation into contemporary subjectivity utilising performance, video and installation. Using a collaborative process, artist David Rosetzky will work with choreographer Jo Lloyd and performers Shelley Lasica and Stephen Phillips to explore the construction of memory, behaviour and interpersonal relationships.

Vitalstatistix and PADA

David Rosetzky and Jo Lloyd, Speech Pattern 

David Rosetzky and Jo Lloyd, Speech Pattern 

Speech Pattern screening and artist talk

sat 27 may 12pm-1pm

ACE Open, free

Join the creators of Speech Pattern, artist David Rosetzky and choreographer Jo Lloyd for a screening of this bold new in-development work, followed by a Q&A facilitated by Steve Mayhew, Director, Performance & Art Development Agency (PADA).

   Alison Currie, I Can Relate, 2015. Photo: Rodeo

 

 Alison Currie, I Can Relate, 2015. Photo: Rodeo

I Can Relate performance

sat 27 may 4-4.30pm

ACE OPEN, free

Choreographer Alison Currie examines the turmoil and serenity present in the intimate relationship between performer, landscape and screen in a special live performance of her work I Can Relate.

In this opening weekend performance, Currie intentionally strips her work of landscape, sound, screen and costume, with dancer Carlie Angel performing the choreography live in the gallery space. This iteration of the work investigates the influence of production elements on the interpretation of choreographic material, relating to Currie’s ongoing investigation into the notion of form and the development of symbiotic relationships between each element of her work.