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Doors open from 3pm each day (Saturday, Sunday & Monday). It’s at Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide.
Here’s an hourly guide to how you can experience the 8 projects and 40 artists participating in this year’s hothouse.
Come early, from 3pm, and you can participate in public workshops as part of IN SPITE OF MYSELF by SANS HOTEL. Led by artist Nicola Gunn, a recipient of this year’s Australia Council Creative Australia Early Career Artist Fellowship, In Spite of Myself is an exploration of autobiography and myth-making. The team will also be presenting an exhibition all evening on Monday and a showing at 8pm on Monday. Sans Hotel’s previous work Hello My Name Is is touring Australia (including Vitals) next year as part of Mobile States.
At 4pm and then again at 7pm, each day, experience a collaborative new work by SA-based companies CLOSER PRODUCTIONS and SANDPIT (Sam Haren and Dan Koerner). RUN INTO YOURSELF is an alternate reality game, where you encounter yourself at various stages in your life, inspired by Closer’s upcoming feature film 52 Tuesdays. There are limited numbers for these showings – get in early!
Also at 4pm each day, sit down with renown South Australian sound artist TRISTAN LOUTH-ROBINS, don some headphones, and experience his process of making RECLAMATION, a solo sound work seeking out the sonic presence of the underwater natural world within the industrialised environment of Port Adelaide. Tristan will then Reclamation at 10pm on Monday.
5pm – hey it’s happy hour! And on Saturday join us for the launch of Adhocracy with guest speaker Amanda Duthie, Director/CEO, Adelaide Film Festival. On Sunday, Nicola will present an artist talk. And on Monday you can see one of three showings of OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND LET WORDS FALL OUT by DAVID WILLIAMS. Open Your Mouth and Let Words Fall Out is a movement-based experimentation with the barely coherent real-life testimony of a conman to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. David is embarking on a number of exciting new performance projects post his 14 years with theatre company version 1.0. His other artist talk/showings are at 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.
6pm each night join a conversation between two artists and a human rights lawyer. KAREN THERESE, BORIS MORRIS BAGATTINI and JOE TAN are collaborating across borders and time zones in their cross platform project LOVE AND BOATS, an exploration of immigration, asylum-seeking, human rights and love through the symbol of the boat and its utilisation in Australian culture.
At 7pm on Saturday and Sunday, join performance-maker MALCOLM WHITTAKER in a discussion about theatre – and more specifically: what would be the best theatre show ever? Through his project JUMPING THE SHARK FANTASTIC Malcolm is taking a not-quite-tongue-in-cheek approach to discovering and presenting the answers to this question. This is a residency model for making a new response to this question in different places, an amalgam made according to the opinions of the people where the work takes place. You can see the final showing (and possibly the answer to the question!) at 7pm on Monday. Adelaide audiences may know of Malcolm’s work through Team MESS, including their hilarious This Is It presented at the Adelaide Fringe and APAM in 2012.
At 8pm you’ll find showings of Open Your Mouth and Let Words Fall Out on Saturday and Sunday, and the final performance lecture of In Spite of Myself on Monday.
9pm each night we enter the world of truth and illusion with USE YOUR ILLUSION by BRON BATTEN. Use Your Illusion is a performance work made collaboratively with hypnotists. The work partly draws on Bron’s recent experience of another work made with other non-artists (her parents) Sweet Child of Mine, a hit at this year’s Adelaide Fringe. Plus we all get to see if Bron can be hypnotised!
And finally at 10pm on Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 on Monday, come and see FOREVER NOW. This year’s Adhocracy lead-up residency has seen ten South Australian artists and curators collaborate with WILLOH S WEILAND, JEFF KHAN, BRIAN RITCHIE and a team of other collaborators. Forever Now is a cross-artform curatorial project, making a new digital ‘golden’ data record of culture now, in the footsteps of the 1977 Voyager Golden Records. Together through this residency, the team has spent a fortnight interrogating, explaining and celebrating this endeavour, through video-based and other responses. These will be presented in three public forums, each night of Adhocracy. This is an inspired, global-reaching project not to be missed and a perfect way to end your evening.
To make everything comfortable, the Vitals bar will be open 3pm to midnight each evening, and TACO CAT will be serving their handmade Mexican food from a 1960s caravan each evening, 6 to 9:30pm.
We hope to see you this weekend!