21 September – 3 October 2010
Opening Night: Thursday 23 September 2010, 6 – 9 pm
Performance: Saturday 2 October 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Artist Forum: Saturday 2 October 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Memory: Beyond the Mind is a rich, cross-cultural exhibition of diverse and exciting contemporary artists’ work coming together as a unified whole. It is the result of an extended dialogue between eleven artists sharing their experiences of how the senses can evoke memories. The exhibition explores how language, objects, smells, sounds, textures and tastes connect to our memories and feelings on a subconscious level. These artists also explore how these ‘sense-memories’ help us stay connected with a sense of place and belonging whilst living in a constantly changing contemporary world. The works represented include a series of video and sound installations, music and performance pieces, photography and participatory food preparation.
Memory: Beyond the Mind is devised and produced by visual artist Dominique Rada (Chilean/Hungarian/Italian) under the mentorship of Award Winning Irine Vela and Kavisha Mazzella. The artistic works are a result of three years of creative development and experimental collaborations between the artists: Ajak Kwai (Sudan), Kobya Carlos Panguana (Mozembique), King Marong (Gambia), Kimba Thompson (Indigenous Australia), Derek Thompson (New Zealand), Derek McCormack (Ireland), Supina Bytol (Christmas Island /Malaysia), Susan Gordon‐Brown and Kiki Luisetto (Italy), with guest artists Elizabeth Langslow, Kaira Hachefa (France/Algeria) and Pin Rada (Chilean/Hungry/Italy). These works draw on a large range of different cultural contexts which these artists not only provide access to but also promote the audience’s own sense-memories and their consequent associations.
Memory: Beyond the Mind is part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. It is presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and is generously supported by City of Melbourne, Victorian Multicultural Commission, AV@Melbourne and The Green Tree Productions.
The Opening Night guest speakers are Magdalena Moreno, a Chilean Creative Producer and CEO of Kultour and Director of South Project, and the curator Dominique Rada.
The Performance and Artist Forum are free admission, but bookings are essential as places are limited. For Bookings: E-mail: email@example.com or Phone: 0409006311