KEYNOTE PROJECT 

PERFORMANCE ENCYCLOPAEDIA
PUBLIC RECORDINGS (CAN)
Brought Exclusively to ATF2017 by OzAsia Festival

Performance EncA cast of writers produce an encyclopaedia of making and witnessing that’s readable only in the highly contingent and social conditions of performance. The book’s publication is performed for, and by, the audience: they witness the process of printing, binding and distribution, before opening and reading a text.

Every iteration of the performance encyclopaedia is an entirely new and revealing group effort. The book that stays in print for just an hour. At the end, a bell sounds, the lighting changes, and the encyclopaedias go out of print. For the brief time it remains in circulation, the performance encyclopaedia stages a present moment where reading is a convivial act and writing produces not objects, but temporal and collective experience.

Co-creators: Ame Henderson and Evan Webber
Australian collaborators to be announced.
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JO BANNON (UK)
Brought to ATF2017 by Access2Arts

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Jo is a UK based artist making live art and performance. Her work has been presented across the UK, Europe, South America and Australia, and is concerned with human exchange and encounter, exploring how our physical bodies experience the world around us and how this sensory experience can or cannot be conveyed. Jo was an “In Between Time” associate artist 2010-2015 and is a founding member of Residence. She also works as a dramaturg and as a producer of performance and live art.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JACOB BOEHME

Jacob Boehme photoJacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and based artist of Aborignal heritage, from the Narangga (Yorke Peninsula) and Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) nations of South Australia.

With a 20 year history working in Cultural Maintenace, Research & Revival of traditional dance with Elders and youth from urban to remote Indigneous communities across Australia, Jacob combines dance, puppetry, and playwriting to create multi-disciplinary theatre, dance and ceremony for stage, screen, large-scale public events and festivals.

Jacob’s latest work Blood on the Dance Floor premiered at Arts House North Melbourne, produced in partnership with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company. He is an Alumni of the 2014 British Council’s ACCELERATE Indigenous Leaders Program. Jacob is currently Creative Director of YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival.

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

IVAN HENG (SING)
Brought to ATF 2017 by Oz Asia Festival

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Ivan Heng is a pioneering Singaporean theatre director, actor, playwright and designer, of Hokkien and Peranakan descent. As the founding artistic director of W!LD RICE, Heng’s productions are concerned with identity, migration and gender and sexual politics within intercultural contexts. They have played festivals and theatres in more than 20 cities around the world.

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ANDY FIELD – FOREST FRINGE – (UK)
Brought to ATF2017 by Melbourne Fringe Festival

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Forest Fringe is an organisation run collaboratively by three artists based in the UK. Together they create festivals, host residencies and occasionally commission new work as a way of helping support a large and diverse community of independent artists working across and between theatre, dance and live art.  They are perhaps most well known for the free venue they have run at the Edinburgh Festival for the last 10 years, providing space for new and experimental work within what is otherwise a very challenging commercial environment.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

EMMA WEBB (AUS)

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Emma Webb is Director at Vitalstaistix, based in Port Adelaide, South Australia. Vitals is a small contemporary arts organisation with a focus on the development of multidisciplinary artworks, which experiment with ideas, forms and engagement. Each year Vitals offers a program of performance, residencies, projects, events, exhibitions, festival experiences, collaborations with like-minded makers and presenters, and initiatives for South Australian artists.