Makeshift Gathering – Participation in Contemporary Performance [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 13, 2019 - 5:30 PM
Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Free but bookings required
Teale Nicholls & Amber Richardson
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
Makeshift Gathering: Why Care About/For The Audience? Participation in Contemporary Performance
by Bron Batten (host and curator), Amrita Hepi, Malcolm Whittaker
Participatory performance challenges the boundaries of an audience, along with the artists who create it.
What part does care and consent play? And in what ways does participation transgress the audience/artist divide? Is it necessary at all? Is it exciting and daring – or merely cringe worthy?
From intimate and personal interactions to larger community spectacles, this Makeshift gathering will grapple with the care, ethics and strategies of participatory performance.
This event includes a free light dinner courtesy of Sorghum Sisters.