anat: echology: making sense of data seminars
A major project for ANAT in 2012 (with key partners Lend Lease and Carbon Arts) will be Echology which will bring together “Australia’s leading artists and urban developers to create data-driven public artworks that engage with serious issues in evocative and playful ways” (press release). The project will draw on the skills of artists such as Julie Freeman (UK), Usman Haque (UK), Joyce Hinterding (AU), Geo Homsy (US), Natalie Jeremijenko (AU/US) and DV Rogers (NZ/AU). ANAT will be conducting a series of seminars around the country where you can meet the artists and find out how you might also participate.
Free seminars, registration is essential (click links): Melbourne March 26, Brisbane March 28, Sydney March 29. www.anat.org.au
waterwheel: world water day symposium
Suzon Fuk’s Waterwheel project will be streaming the World Water Day Symposium which will include 50 participants—scientists, artists and professionals from five continents presenting and interacting with people at Sousse University in Tunisia and at UCLA Nanosystems Centre in Los Angeles. “The symposium will promote exchange between all those who are, for various reasons, concerned with water issues, land management and hydraulic infrastructure, for a better sharing of knowledge and governance” (press release). You will be able access the symposium via The Tap—an online, real-time venue and forum, workshop and stage for live networked performance and presentation.
World Water Day Synposium, March 22/23 http://water-wheel.net/
4a contemporary asian art: the cola project
|He Xiangyu, Skeleton (2010), jade, installation view at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, courtesy of Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai|
photo Zan Wimberley
He Xiangyu, The Cola Project, 4a Contemporary Asian Art, March 16-May 5; www.4a.com.au/he-xiangyu-cola-project/
sydney chamber opera: in the penal colony
While John Cage is posthumously turning 100, Philip Glass is alive and kicking and celebrating his 75th birthday. In his honour the Sydney Chamber Opera will present the Australian premiere of his 2000 work In the Penal Colony. Based on a short story by Kafka it presents the tale of man forced to witness an execution administered by a machine. True to the company’s name, the production is intimate, performed by two singers, one actor and string quintet, while Glass’ “hypnotic repetition resonates powerfully with Kafka’s nightmarish vision of imprisonment, torture and execution” (press release).
Sydney Chamber Opera, The Penal Colony, by Philip Glass, The Parade Theatre, NIDA, Kensington , April 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 7.30pm; www.sydneychamberopera.com
contact, the arts centre, melbourne
|Contact!, The Arts Centre Melbourne|
Contact!, Fairfax Studio, The Arts Centre Melbourne, April 11-14, 17-21, 24-28, 7pm , April 13-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2pm; www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
The 2012 Carnegie season of new music theatre works in development will be reviewed in RT108 April-May.
RealTime issue #107 Feb-March 2012 pg. web
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