Art and Change
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We’ll talk about representations of the body across art forms. With festival director Ian Pidd, theatre maker Daniel Schlusser and more.
Eavesdropping on Artists
A series of interactive talks, presented by the Wheeler Centre, in which prominent artists discuss shows presented as part of Melbourne Festival.
The catch? The artists must talk about artworks from outside their own practice.
Come and find out what artists really think about each other’s work, in this fascinating, cross-disciplinary discussion on the practice and presentation of art.
Daniel is a director, dramaturg, actor and writer. With Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, he has created M+M (Theatre Works/Melbourne Festival), Menagerie (MTC Neon), Ophelia doesn’t live here anymore (Chamber Made Opera/Bell Shakespeare’s Minds Eye), The Dollhouse (fortyfivedownstairs), Life is a Dream (The Store Room) and Poet #7 (Full Tilt at The Arts Centre). Peer Gynt (2008) was the research component of Schlusser’s MA in directing from the Victorian College of the Arts.
Ian Pidd is a Melbourne-based freelance director of theatre and festivals. His theatre credits include his artistic directorship of Back To Back, including the Green Room award-nominated Minds Eye, plus ten years of works at Snuff Puppets, where his productions have travelled throughout the world. With Snuff Puppets, Ian has created large-scale theatrical works in Japan, Singapore, Brazil, and in many parts of Europe and Australia.
Kate is the founding artistic director of Rawcus. She is a long-term collaborator with Back to Back Theatre, working with the company since 2000. Kate was the recipient of an Asialink Performing Arts Residency (India), a board member of the Next Wave Festival for eight years, and was selected for MTC’s inaugural Women Director’s Program.
Angela Conquet is artistic director of Dancehouse. Before moving to Australia in 2011, she worked for 11 years in Paris where she commissioned, presented and mentored over 100 dance artists. She initiated several international residency exchange and mobility programs for independent artists.
Arts and politics, creativity and change. The Wheeler Centre hosts riveting discussions with some of Australia’s most important intellectual and artistic voices as they explore the intersection between artistic creation and political action.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Festival.