With guest Janette Hoe
Janette Hoe is a Melbourne-based dance artist and performance maker. Born in Malaysia in 1969, she migrated to Australia with her family in 1988. Hoe’s practice is driven by an interest in the ecstatic body in performance, and is strongly influenced by Butoh and Asian trance dance. Working predominantly from structured improvisation to site-specific settings, Hoe’s body of work explores questions relating to identity and the transitional nature of migration. With a performance history spanning 18 years, her work has been presented in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. Since 2009, Hoe has been a regular collaborator in Domenico de Clario’s works, particularly in durational pieces such as From the Opaque and most recently in triestement songs. In response to de Clario’s work on 27 April 2013, she will bring to it her explorations on the notion of arriving – questioning the existence of being in an in-between space whilst seeking new meanings within its constantly shifting and changing landscape in and out of the body.
During each Workout performance Brain Fuata performs Reading instructions now, transcribing his own texts and those gleaned from his co-participants as ‘a way of responding, documenting and re-performing what is enacted during the week’. He invites the other Workout artists to read his presence in the gallery, and their relationship to it.