The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a unique institution dedicated to promoting engagement with the moving image in all of its forms. The ACMI building is (rather appropriately) located right in the heart of Melbourne – in Federation Square just across from Flinder’s Street Railway Station.
In celebration of 24 Frames per Second, the ambitious exhibition of 24 newly commissioned moving-image installations presented at Sydney’s Carriageworks, ACMI presents a suite of four artist films exploring dance as a fundamentally collaborative medium where connections are made across form, practice and territories.
Following the screening, join curator and writer Nina Miall from Carriageworks, and artist, choreographer and curator Nat Cursio as they discuss the project. This conversation will address the commissioning process and interdisciplinary collaboration in contemporary art.
Kate Murphy, Push (2015)
Push explores the ageing body and mind, and their capacity for physical and echoic memory.
Ho Tzu Nyen, 1 or 2 Tigers (2015)
1 or 2 Tigers restages the first recorded meeting of the tiger and the white man; a key incident in Singaporean history.
Sriwhana Spong, The Fourth Notebook (2015)
New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong’s work uses Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky’s (1889-1950) semi-sensical letter to mankind as the rhythmical score for new choreography by London-based dancer Benjamin Ord.
Nat Cursio & Daniel Crooks, at least for a while anyway (2015)
A collaboration between Nat Cursio and Daniel Crooks, at least for a while anyway locates Don Asker, a treasure of Australian dance practice, amongst his ‘other’ life as a farmer.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Don’t miss this event. Tickets here.