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– Learning Events

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Special Event

ARTBAR June 2017

30 Jun, 7.00pm, MCA

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Talk

NAIDOC Week 2017

05 Jul, 5.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Master Class For Teachers

09 Jul, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Performance

Workout - Brian Fuata
– Privilege (performance)

Brian Fuata’s improvisational practice is grounded in conversation, text and movement. Using a range of sites for his work including theatres, galleries, mobile phone text messages and the internet, he frames himself as ‘a performance that is responsive to its immediate environment’. The cultural contexts of performance, the way it is read and integrated into wider art practice forms an important part of his work.

In Reading instructions now (2013) Fuata occupies a small, demarcated area at the edge of the Level 1 North Gallery during each Workout performance, transcribing his own texts and those gleaned from his co-participants. The artist describes this 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. Privilege (performance) (2013) is presented on the closing Sunday and is a culmination of the week’s readings.1

Brian Fuata was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1978 and migrated to Australia in 1985. He lives and works in Sydney. Alongside his solo work he has an extensive collaborative practice, including the projects Wrong Solo with Agatha Gothe-Snape and Moran Fuata with Michael Moran. Selected exhibitions include Privilege (bowls), 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney, 2013; The Sarraute Conduit for Time Machine: Festival of Experimental Time-based Art, Serial Space, Sydney, 2012; Islands (after transmission), Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, 2012; Eastern Seaboard, Artspace, Sydney, 2011; Rules of Play, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna, 2010; DOMINOES with Station House Opera, London, 2009; Popular, Omeo Dance Studio, Sydney, 2006; In the daytime I am, In the nighttime I am, Performance Space, Sydney, 2006; Day of Invigilation, with Barbara Campbell, Performance Space, Sydney 2004; Fa’afafine, Performance Space, Sydney, 2003.

1. Artist’s statement 2013

Brian Fuata (Wrong Solo), Reverse Lecture 2012, image courtesy and © the artist, photograph: Catherine McElhone

image for Workout - Brian Fuata

– When

28 April 2013, 10:00am-5:00pm

– Admission

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