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in the loop march 13: quick picks

This week we revel in sporting achievements, regrets, sexuality and nationality. Sounds are drawn from strange materials, and water and words flow…

i should have drunk more champagne, the basement, metro arts

I should have drunk more champagne, The Good Room I should have drunk more champagne, The Good Room
image Dylan  Evans
An independent collective, The Good Room, will present the first show in The Basement, the newly renovated intimate performance space at Metro Arts. I should have drunk more champagne is a collection of 500 anonymous regrets solicited from the public that the press release tells us creates “a world of sad pandas and empty dance floors, where Verbatim meets Experiential Theatre.”
The Good Room, I should have drunk more champagne, performer/devisors Caroline Dunphy, Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Leah Shelton; The Basement, Metro Arts, Brisbane, March 27- April 13;

onside & 6 women dance, casula powerhouse

Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Gymnasium (production still) 2010, single-channel HD video Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Gymnasium (production still) 2010, single-channel HD video
courtesy the artists and Goddard de Fiddes, Perth.
It’s the last few weeks of Casula Powerhouse’s Onside exhibition which looks at women in sport from a cultural perspective with works by Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont, Lauren Brincat, Elvis Richardson and Deborah Kelly. As part of the forum program, De Quincey Co will present six young choreographers from The Weather Exchange Collective—Angela French, Yoka Jones, Lian Loke, Kirsten Packham, Kathryn Puie and Ellen Rijs—who will be in residence creating pieces responding to the artworks and the gallery as site.
Onside, Casula Powerhouse, till March 24;; De Quincey Co, 6 Women Dance, Casula Powerhouse, March 15-16;

group show, mka: theatre of new writing & darebin arts’ speakeasy

MKA: Theatre of New Writing, Group Show MKA: Theatre of New Writing, Group Show
photo Sarah Walker
Dedicated to the development of new plays, MKA Theatre of New Writing always seem to do things in multiples. They recently presented three shows in the Adelaide Fringe, one of which consisted of 22 short plays, and their next production will debut the work of five new playwrights. They have also been nominated for 11 Green Room Awards in 2012 so it seems productivity will get you noticed.
Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy and MKA: Theatre of New Writing, Group Show, playwrights Maxine Mellor, Bridget Mackey, Nakkiah Lui, Chloe Martin, Leila Rodgers, directors Prue Clark, Luke Kerridge, Northcote Town Hall, March 19-30;;

waterwheel world water day symposium

Waterwheel Waterwheel
Waterwheel, the interactive collaborative platform, will shortly be presenting its second 24-hour online symposium. The event will connect 100 scientists, artists and activists in discussion and presentation around the theme “Water Memories & Tomorrow’s Landscapes.” There are key “nodes” where physical presentations will take place—Australia, Hong Kong, Tunisia, USA and Argentina—but the action can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection and Flash plug-in.
Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium, March 22-23 (24hours non-stop)

grant stevens, artmonth, agnsw

Grant Stevens, Tranquility Falls, Gallery Barry Keldoulis Grant Stevens, Tranquility Falls, Gallery Barry Keldoulis
Video artist Grant Stevens works with the flow of water and words in two current Sydney exhibitions. Tranquility Falls, part of ArtMonth, is an outdoor projection exploring the language of personal enlightenment. Meanwhile over at the Art Gallery of NSW Stevens showers us with words of love, loss and intimacy with his piece Crushing.
Grant Stevens, Tranquility Falls & SuperMassive, intersection Ash St and Angel Place, ArtMonth, March 17-23, 5-10pm; We used to talk about love, Balnaves contemporary: photomedia at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, until April 12;

drawn from sound, spectrum gallery

Freya Zinovieff, Sydney Cathedral Choral Vespers Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Drawing Freya Zinovieff, Sydney Cathedral Choral Vespers Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Drawing
More than any other group in Australia, Perth’s Decibel ensemble has embraced the graphic score as its ‘thing.’ Not content to just write and play them, Decibel director Cat Hope has put together an exhibition celebrating the visual beauty and conceptual elegance of graphic scores by Australian artists Philip Brophy, David Young, Lindsay Vickery, Freya Zinovieff, Ron Nagorcka and Percy Grainger.
(See also Cat Hope discussing the exhibition in the Australian Music Centre's online journal Resonate.)
Drawn from Sound, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University, Perth, March 28-April 12;

melbourne queer film festival

Submerge, Sophie O’Connor Submerge, Sophie O’Connor
If the fashion, comedy and dance festivals in Melbourne in March aren’t enough perhaps the Queer Film Festival will sate your appetite. There are over 169 films and events over 11 days including international features such as Gayby (Jonathan Lisecki, US) and new Australian films Submerge (Sophie O’Connor) and Being Brendo (Colin Batrouney, Shannon Murphy and Neil Armfield). The documentary program looks particularly juicy, covering activists in Uganda, gay Seventh-Day Adventists and electro-clash artist Peaches. There are also shorts, practical panels and a Queer History Slideshow.
Melbourne queer film festival, director Lisa Daniel, ACMI, Hoyts Melbourne Central and Loop Bar and cinema, March 14-24;

message sticks

Jessie Lyons Alice Briston, Netta Cahill Croker Island Exodus Jessie Lyons Alice Briston, Netta Cahill Croker Island Exodus
Message Sticks is the Sydney Opera House’s annual celebration of Indigenous culture. Along with a full program of music and dance, there will be two days of free film screenings featuring the documentaries Croker Island Exodus, Coniston and Black Man's Houses as well as shorts concentrating on Indigenous issues in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Each of the screenings will be followed by Q&As. There’s also a feisty talks program including a head to head on Aboriginal Identity with Fiona Foley and Djon Mundine.
Message Sticks, director Rhoda Roberts, March 19-24;

maerzmusik, berlin

Leah Scholes, Eugene Ughetti, Matthias Schack-Arnott, Speak Percussion Leah Scholes, Eugene Ughetti, Matthias Schack-Arnott, Speak Percussion
courtesy the company
For adventure seekers in Berlin (and we know there are a lot of you), March means music with the unambiguously titled MaerzMusic festival. The event is curated around three themes one of which is Percussion, featuring Melbourne’s Speak Percussion with a program of works by Australian composers Anthony Pateras, Thomas Meadowcroft, Rohan Drape and Matthew Shlomowitz.
MaerzMusik March 15-24;

australian voices series, anam

Australian Voices, ANAM series Australian Voices, ANAM series
photo Pia Johnson
Also highlighting Australian composers is the Australian Voices series presented by Australian National Academy of Music. Each concert focuses on a particular composer and is curated by a guest artist starting off with works by Elena Kats-Chernin curated by pianist Timothy Young.
ANAM Australian Voices series; Elena Kats-Chernin, March 21; Raymond Hanson, April 23; Gordon Kerry, June 11, Wilfred Lehmann, Sept 5; New Beats, Oct 3; The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre,

the bell ringers ball, depot gallery

The Bell Ringer's Ball The Bell Ringer's Ball
courtesy the artists
The Bell Ringer’s Ball is a neo-post-industrial exploration featuring the glorious bonging sound of gas-cylinders refashioned into playable art objects. In a collaborative venture by John Wright, Tim Hankinson, Nic Aplin and Steffan Ianigro visitors are encouraged to bang away at the installation. It will also serve as the environment for performances by Steffan Ianigro, the Splinter Orchestra and the Ampere guitar quartet (RT109).
The Bell Ringer’s Ball, Depot Gallery, 2 Danks St, exhibition March 15-25, performances: Steffan Ianigro March 15, Splinter Orchestra March 16, Ampere & Ianigro, March 23;

made in china, australia, mcclelland gallery

 John Young, Flower Market (Nanjing 1936) #3, Made in China, Australia John Young, Flower Market (Nanjing 1936) #3, Made in China, Australia
courtesy the artist
First exhibited at Salamanca Arts Centre, Made in China, Australia is now showing at the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in regional Victoria. Curated by Greg Leong it explores the Chinese Diaspora which Leong says “for many immigrant artists [constitutes] a site of hybridity” (press release). This is reflected in the inclusion of artists of different genders, generations and disciplines such as William Yang, Tony Ayres, Lindy Lee, Aaron Seeto, Jason Wing and Shuxia Chen.
Made in China, Australia, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Langwarrin, VIC, (a Salamanca Arts Centre & CAST Touring exhibition), March 17 – June 9;

still in the loop

flesh & bone, kage
March 7-24, Fortyfivedownstairs, part of the 2013 L'Oreal Fashion Festival Cultural program;

jaap blonk, australian tour
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Wollongong
for dates &venues see

artmonth, sydney
ArtMonth, various venues Sydney, March 1-24

inaudible visions, oscillating silences, isabelle delmotte
Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, March 6-28

seen & heard
Red Rattler, Marrickville, March 14, 21

le_temps: explorations in phenology, dab lab, uts
DAB LAB Research Gallery, UTS, March 6-29

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old tote celebrations, nida
NIDA, exhibition March 9-28

RealTime issue #113 Feb-March 2013 pg.

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