Created for Temperance Hall's Upstairs Studio, TEMPORARY HOLD is a one-off durational performance installation: Saturday November 25th, 2023, from 2 – 5pm.
TEMPORARY HOLD reflects our search for shelter, security, and stability within the spaces we inhabit. Stretching across 3 hours, as raw materials rest, lean, hold things up and weigh things down, the dancers find themselves caught, as if in the middle of an event under construction. As they deal with the weight of the space, waiting out the temporary hold, we're left to ask - can we find somewhere that will house and protect us? That will, even temporarily, give us the shelter we seek?
Dancers: Jazmyn Carter and Rachel Mackie
Sat Nov 25, 2 – 5pm
Temperance Hall, Upstairs Studio
199 Napier Street, South Melbourne
3hrs, audience may come and go as they please
Temperance Hall's Upstairs Studio is only accessible via a stairwell
FREE! No registration required, audiences are invited to come and go as they please.
Contact Anna if you have any questions or queries: program[at]temperancehall.com.au for more information.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sandra Parker is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist. Recent projects include the development of a new project ‘Safehold’ through the inaugural The Australian Ballet residency; ‘Yield to Resistance’ (4 hr durational performance installation), Dancehouse and Temperance Hall, wining the Green Room Award for Best Choreography in the Dance category, 2022; ‘Looming’, (2 channel video) This is a Poem, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, curated by Melissa Keys, 2021; ‘Replacement’ (sculpture/performance), Sarah Scout Presents, 2021; and ‘Adherence’, Iwaki Auditorium, ABC, Melbourne Australia (full-length choreographic work). Sandra Parker was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts, Dance Board Fellowship 2012/2013, wherein she created several installation pieces including 'Three Angles' for the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and 'Three Frames', for Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA. In 2017, Sandra undertook a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship residency, Italy, and in late 2019, a residency at the Cité international des Arts, Paris, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Image credits: Rhian Hinkley
TEMPORARY HOLD was created with the assistance of the City of Port Phillip and the Besen Family Foundation.
This work was developed in a Creative Spaces studio with support from the City of Melbourne's Arts Grants program.
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.