22 – 24 November 2013, Auckland
Regional Research Cluster
Oceanic Performance Biennial 2013
November 22-24 2013, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand.
We are now calling for proposals for the 2013 Oceanic Performance Biennial Isle& that explores a range of live performances and installations, performative architectures and designs. Islands are understood here as additive, connective and relational conditions and sites of exchange: an agential relationality signaled through the doubled “and” of the ampersand “&” (indicating intimacy, cooperation and alliance). Thus Isle& explores the ecologies—cultural, political, economic, biotic/abiotic—of Oceania and asks, through contemporary performance practices, how do you relate to your Oceanic world?
So vast, so fabulously varied a scatter of islands, nations, cultures, mythologies and myths, so dazzling a creature, Oceania deserves more than an attempt at mundane fact; only the imagination in free flight can hope—if not to contain her—to grasp some of her shape, plumage, and pain.
Albert Wendt: Toward a New Oceania
Submission of abstracts and performance proposals: Thursday 1 August 2013.
Notification of acceptance: Monday 19 August 2013
Curatorial panel: Amanda Yates, Vera Mey
Advisory Panel 2013: Albert Refiti, Dorita Hannah, Lisa Reihana, Maria O’Connor, Mark Harvey, Rachel Shearer, Sue Gallagher.
Cluster & Biennial Convenor: Amanda Yates
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