*** UPDATED NOTE 6 September 2021 - As we adjust to the rapidly changing Victorian
COVID-19 Lockdown scenarios, regrettably Temperance Hall will be cancelling our
upcoming programming at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2021.
Stay tuned to our socials and website for future updates.
Co-Curated by Temperance Hall Artistic Director, Phillip Adams and Artistic Associate, Luke George, the Week 2 program features works by Melbourne independent artists Alexander Powers and Kathleen Campone. A double bill of new works by independent artists offering solo pieces that interrogate permanence, improvisation, and encounter.
THE PLASTIC BODY
Recipient of the Temperance Hall Phantasmagorical Award, Melbourne Fringe 2019, Alexander Powers presents: The Plastic Body, a choreographic project that uses repetition, interruption, improvisation and sound.
UNTRUST; THRUST; START AGAIN; JUMP IN.
Kathleen Campone presents: untrust; thrust; start again; jump in. “This probably isn’t a performance. There will be a body I trust, my (possibly naked) body. There may even be multiple bodies. There will be rigour. I’ll be making shapes with my body. Assuming postures. There is something about queerness in here. This work is not a mic drop, it is an object drop, and probably made of clay.”
“This program of artists individually offer complex choreographic investigations: highly interpretive and imaginative, the artists work within a make-shift of playfulness, duration, absurdity, modernism, queer aesthetics, feminism, allegory and stay-at-home art. This is next generation choreography at work”
– Phillip Adams, Artistic Director Temperance Hall
TEMPERANCE HALL PRESENTS: ALEXANDER POWERS AND KATHLEEN CAMPONE
The Plastic Body and untrust; thrust; start again; jump in (double bill)
Wed 6 Oct 7:30pm (CANCELLED)
Thu 7 Oct 7:30pm (CANCELLED)
Sat 8 Oct 7:30pm (CANCELLED)
Sun 9 Oct 3:00pm (CANCELLED)
199 Napier Street, South Melbourne
75 mins, with interval
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Alexander Powers is an artist residing on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Australia, whose work spans experimental performance, electronic music, DJing and event organising. Her choreographic work has been performed at Brunswick Mechanics Institute, The Immigration Museum and most recently in video form for Liquid Architectures online journal, Disclaimer.
Kathleen Campone is a queer and non-binary performance artists living on the unceded lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulim Nation. Their work crosses performance, choreography and ceremics. Live performance is the core of their practice; working with extended periods of duration, endurance/threshold and improvisation. They are currently working with clay as a new medium.
Top: Alexander Powers, captured mid-performance in The Gallery at Temperance Hall. Photo by Atong Atem
Left: Image by Myles Pedlar
Right: Kathleen Campone from Holly Durant’s Dermal Dimensions 2019, photo by Michael Pham.
Temperance Hall's Melbourne Fringe Festival program has been generously supported by our wonderful patrons, Creative Victoria, The Australian Government RISE Fund, The City of Port Phillip, Working Heritage and Yal Yal Estate.
Temperance Hall acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we dance and create, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, and pay our respect to Elders both past and present and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.