live on the streets
I wish I’d been in Minto for this
click here to read the creative suburb: Gail Priest’s interview in Realtime with Rosie Dennis in a preview of Minto Live: “three evenings of performance celebrating the suburb’s cultural vitality through collaborations with Australian and International Artists” developed by Campbelltown Art Centre for the 2011 Sydney Festival…
Beginning in household visits and in the schools and Malls of Minto during 2010, and culminating in performances, installations and other public works Minto:Live presented ‘domestic choreographies’ – combinations and exchanges of materials and crafting practice, musical rhythms, voices, gestures, stories – staged and performed progressively in parklands, natural amphitheatres, in front yards and driveways, up on the back of a flatbed truck and briefly occupying vacant homes; bringing fragments of private lives out onto the streets, generating shared narratives, imagining the other worlds that might lurk beneath the surface and witnessing the poetry of each specific life as it is lived in and around the homes, school grounds, Malls and supermarket spaces of a city undergoing marked redevelopment and transformation.
click here to read Caroline Wake’s review in a later issue of Realtime.
click here to read Lisa Havilah’s editorial which points to this project as preface to Artlink’s Diaspora Issue
This entry was posted on June 22, 2011 by harmsl. It was filed under ART, Cities, communication, Community, Connection, ephemeral, Guests, Lisa Harms, oral histories, OTHER CITIES, Public Spaces, Renewal, Socialising, soft voices in quiet corners, thinking through the city .