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Saturday, 25 May 2013

EXIST - curating live art in Australia and on-line

When I got back from Indonesia at the end of 2011, I stepped up my commitments with EXIST, a live art artist run initiative thats been going in Brisbane since 2008.

This has culminated in me curating a few events

- Dimanche Rouge #21 Paris-Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane
DIMANCHE ROUGE IS A PARIS-BASED ARTIST COLLECTIVE (QUITE A LARGE ONE IF THE CONTACTS PAGE IS ANYTHING TO GO BY) FORMED IN FEBRUARY 2011 TO PRESENT A MONTHLY EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL. THEY PLACE STRONG EMPHASIS ON INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS AND ON NOVEMBER 18 WILL BE PRESENTING AN AUSTRALIAN COLLABORATION VIA THE WONDERS OF THE INTERNET.

They will team up with artist spaces/collectives in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and, in addition to the Paris program, will stream an hour of experimental performance to and from each venue. Nicola Morton from the Exist collective will be curating the Brisbane hour at Metro Arts; Zoe Scoglio has put together the program for Tape Projects in Melbourne (see RT111 for review or her receent show Shifting Ground); and Sari Kivinen an ex-pat Australian who runs Ptarmigan, an artist collective in Helsinki, Finland and Taalin, Estonia, will be in Sydney curating an hour of performance taking place at Alaska Projects
... from http://www.realtimearts.net/article/111/10867

- exist@Metro: Friday Night: May 'Cold Metal'
exist as part of Metro Arts’ new Friday Night event series; is excited to be programming a series of works from live artists in the Metro Arts’ Carriageway.
First up is ‘Cold Metal,’ inspired by the theatre of black metal, it is curated by Nicola Morton and stars Stasis Duo and Alrey Batol. Belief in disbelief gets thrown out of the back of a ute.. It could look and sound like nothing, but these artists’ take on black metal challenges you to perceive the unperceivable.

Cold Metal ft Stasis Duo and Alrey Batol from nicola morton on Vimeo.
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- exist@Metro: Friday Night: June
June 7... text and video coming..

and co-curating

- exist@QCA: Zierle & Carter Live Art Intensive Residency
Between Lands: A Sense of Belonging Enquiry begins by looking at personal stories, individual definitions, sensory factors and exploring how displacement influences notions of identity and its social/cultural expressions. The artists’ have been gathering materials/experiences/conversations throughout their residency in Melbourne, which will form the initial material and basis of their exploration at the POP Gallery. During their week-long residency, Zierle & Carter will extract and allow their findings to percolate into new experimentations and performances. These will include direct interactions and multisensory experiences, which will build a conversation with the audience, whilst infusing bold images and weaving inner and outer landscapes into a rich fabric of encounters.
Outcomes from their residency will feed into the artists’ process of making a Living Room Opera with the facilitation of Chamber Made Opera and In Between Time Productions, with its premiere in Bristol (UK) at IBT13, returning to Australia in October 2013


exist@QCA Zierle&Carter Opening night from nicola morton on Vimeo.

- EXIST-ENCE 5
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exist-ence 5 offers five full on days of radical and uncompromising live art, performance,  talks and installations! Emerging, mid-career and established artists from across the city, nation and globe descend into Brisbane exploring unknown terrain, unanswered questions and unresolved conversations.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be challenged by preeminent practitioners - the bold will be rewarded with free entry to all events!! Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, Queensland College of Art, MAAP Media Bank and the Foundation for Contemporary Music and Culture.
For more information and full program, please visit www.existenceperformanceart.wordpress.com Artists: Labanna Babalon, Jade Boyd, Holly Childs, Zierle & Carter, Botborg, Leif Gifford, Stasis Duo,  Onnie Art, Dracopede, Marisa Allen, Eloise Maree, Melanie Jade Simpson, Unique Oil Free Air, Velvet Pesu, Makeshift Dance Company, Anna Carluccio, Sari TM Kivinen.