Artwork Gallery of NSW Shelley Lasica

Pioneering choreographer and dancer Shelley Lasica will current a significant new work on the Artwork Gallery of New South Wales, bringing collectively her distinctive understanding of motion, color, viewers and structure into what she describes as a performance-exhibition.

Co-commissioned with Monash College Museum of Artwork (MUMA), WHEN I AM NOT THERE will unfold throughout two weeks in Could, and includes an evolving, dynamic efficiency with costumes, choreography, objects, texts and soundscapes that reach from Lasica’s archive. WHEN I AM NOT THERE was first introduced at MUMA from 16 – 27 August 2022.

For over 4 many years, Melbourne-based Lasica has experimented with the probabilities of choreography, analyzing the conversations it holds with different disciplines together with visible artwork, structure, trend, theatre and literature, in addition to the numerous and different contexts through which it may happen. She has carried out her work in nightclubs, rehearsal rooms, outside public areas, sports activities halls, theatres and galleries.

Lasica’s choreographic works have been proven nationally and internationally and in 2021, she was the recipient of an Australia Council Dance Fellowship. All through her profession, she has organised and took part in quite a few residencies, exchanges and mentorship applications in Australia and abroad. She has influenced generations of dancers, and at present teaches choreography to visible arts college students in addition to to bop college students.

Curated by Artwork Gallery of NSW curator of latest worldwide artwork, Lisa Catt, WHEN I AM NOT THERE consolidates concepts and experiments that Lasica has been creating all through her profession to analyze the strain between what it means ‘to carry out’ and ‘to exhibit’.

Artwork Gallery of NSW Director Michael Model mentioned the Artwork Gallery is dedicated to presenting performance-based works as a part of its core program. “WHEN I AM NOT THERE will likely be an thrilling new expertise for our viewers and alerts the Artwork Gallery’s embrace of the complete spectrum of latest artwork. The enlargement of the Artwork Gallery, by way of the Sydney Trendy Mission, has created an unimaginable alternative to increase our programming and set up ourselves as an artwork establishment that celebrates and helps stay and ephemeral works, together with music, dance and efficiency.”

That includes eight performers, together with Lasica herself, the work will likely be introduced throughout opening hours over 14 days, providing a brand new encounter for guests every day. Lasica developed the work with a staff of 10 different artists, together with dancers LJ Connolly-Hiatt, Luke Fryer, Timothy Harvey, Rebecca Jensen, Megan Payne, Lana Šprajcer and Oliver Savariego, in addition to author Lisa Radford, architect Colby Vexler and composer François Tétaz, alongside inventive producer Zoe Theodore and commissioning curator Hannah Mathews.

Catt mentioned, “For greater than 40 years, Shelley has constructed a formidable profession of disciplinary-pushing choreographic work on the intersection between dance and the visible arts. WHEN I AM NOT THERE is a significant new work that sees the performers and objects on show in fixed negotiation with one another, the area and guests – the choreography units every part in flux. It’s a work that appears again, gesturing to previous works and previous collaborators by way of Shelley’s archive, and that appears squarely at this current second, contributing to present discourse round choreography within the gallery area.”

The performance-exhibition is accompanied by a complete publication, printed by Monash College Museum of Artwork, that includes new writing from Hannah Mathews, Lisa Catt, Erin Brannigan, Justin Clemens, Claudia La Rocco, Robyn McKenzie and Zoe Theodore. The monograph, which is the primary to be printed on an Australian choreographer, positions Lasica’s work firmly inside Australian up to date observe in addition to worldwide contexts.  

WHEN I AM NOT THERE is a part of Precarious Actions: Choreography and the Museum, a analysis mission hosted by the College of New South Wales (UNSW) and involving accomplice organisations the Artwork Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, the Nationwide Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (NGV), Monash College Museum of Artwork, Melbourne (MUMA), Tate UK and Perth Institute of Modern Arts (PICA). The performance-exhibition offers this mission with essential and located analysis centered on the curation and observe of choreography within the museum setting.

WHEN I AM NOT THERE has been co-commissioned by the Artwork Gallery of NSW, in Sydney, and Monash College Museum of Artwork, in Melbourne. It will likely be introduced on the Artwork Gallery of NSW within the South Constructing from 22 Could to 4 June. Entry is free. For extra info, click on right here.