I’ve been working on a little project with French poet Ambrosia and videographer John Montgomery. It is being shown at the refurbished Bondi Pavillion this Sunday 2nd October and the following Sunday the 9th October. It’s free, so hope you can check it out. It’s on a loop so you can drop in any time in the windows outlined below.
ACMC2021 Concert Performance
bringing you A/V creations from Melbourne and around the world.
Tony Yap & Takashi Tagiguchi
Ros Bandt, John Drumond,
Mark Pedersen, Roger Alsop, Dan Senn
The SeenSound: Visual/Music series provides a space for the presentation of short visual/music works. SeenSound commenced in 2011, curated by Melbourne-based audio-visual artists Brigid Burke and Mark Pedersen, and is proudly supported by Loop Bar.
Thursday 7th November will be the University of New England, AU Creative and Cultural Arts Network Symposium “P.S. #Metoo“. UNE Music‘s Donna Hewitt will be performing her work #Metwo at the end of the symposium. Everyone is welcome. 1.30-5pm Oorala Lecture Theatre. With the performance 4.30pm in the Drama Studio.
Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal erupted in 2017, the so-called “#MeToo movement” has brought a number of powerful men in the arts and cultural industries to account for sexual assault allegations. Some of these men were found guilty, while others had their names (controversially) cleared; all arguably now exist in a post-“Me Too” landscape.
This symposium will explore how a reconsideration of gender-based harassment and sexual abuse might reconfigure how we approach making, thinking about, and teaching arts and culture. Do concerns over consent and power liberate artists, or encourage a new cultural puritanism? Alternatively, is systemic inequality and abuse a far deeper problem than a hashtag and some high-profile court cases?
VENUE: Oorala Centre
1.30pm – 2.00pm Erin Gee (Zoom from Canada): “Laughing Web Dot Space: A Virtual Laugh-In for Survivors of Sexual Violence”
2.00pm – 2.30pm Donna Hewitt: “#MeTwo – A Collaborative Music Response to the #MeToo Movement”
2.30pm – 3.00pm Sharleen Schier and Jacqueline Harris: “‘Tell Me about a Complicated Man’ – Classics in the Post-MeToo Landscape”
3.00pm – 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
3.30pm – 4.00pm Kylie Constantine: “Philomela’s Song: What a violent myth can tell us about resilience through creativity”
4.00pm – 4.30pm Lisa Goldzieher: “Exploring Gender Violence on stage in Nick Enright’s Blackrock”
4.30pm – 5.00pm Liz Ellis: “The street can be a scary place. If you’re out after dark, are you just askin’ for it…?” (includes play reading)
VENUE: Drama Studio, Milton Building
5.00pm – 5.30pm Donna Hewitt Performance #MeTwo
Parramatta Lanes Festival Friday 18th October
Donna Hewitt performing #me too