[Sponsored] Explore the frontiers of gender, politics and spectacle in this festival of experimental art at Carriageworks
Liveworks festival is the main event in Performance Space's annual program, showcasing local, interstate and international artists pushing the frontiers of art and performance.
This year's over-arching theme of 'bodies at the edge' will be explored through works like Circles of Fire: The Amphitheatre, an audio-visual and virtual reality installation by John A Douglas, which was inspired by the artist's own life-saving kidney transplant; Uncanny Valley Girl by Angela Goh, which uses live performance to explore a dystopian hybrid of women and machine; and High Performance Packing Tape, which sees Australian company Branch Nebula use stationery and disposable hardware items to place performers in mind-bending and physically compromising positions.
Returning this year as well is Day For Night, which fuses a throbbing party together with Australia’s top queer performers. This year will also feature two of the festival's most ambitious collaborations to date with major works, co-commissioned with the Esplanade in Singapore and the National Arts Centre Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Liveworks festival will run from 18 to 28 of October, with a combination of both free and ticketed events, showcasing artists from Australia and the Asia Pacific.