ARTSLAB: COLLIDE

14 – 24 MARCH at 107 Redfern

ArtsLab: Collide is a festival of new work from Sydney’s most exciting emerging artists. With daring new works spanning film, dance, visual arts, musical theatre and puppetry – this year’s ArtsLab is an exciting blend of young voices.

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 IN THE GALLERY:

THE GIRL IS/A GLITCH

Created and Performed by Mym Kwa
Mentored by Marnie Palomares

Moving through the architecture of 107 projects is The Girl is/a Glitch: A series of experimentations that disrupt, reflect and reimagine our shared space. 

Weaving between the blurred lines of ‘dance’ and everyday physicality, familiar images fragment, surroundings shift and you are invited into the intangible yet very real place of reflections.

ONE OCEAN, MANY WAVES

Created by Gabriel Faatau’uu-Satiu
Mentored by Bina Bhattacharya

One Ocean. Mau Waves is a 3-part screen installation that explores a glimpse of what it means to identify as Tagata Moana in Sydney Australia. This is story sovereignty at its finest – an amalgamation of documentary-style interviews, traditional song/dance, a display of textiles underpinned by poetry/rap/monologues written/performed by a village of Pasifika people. The groundbreaking new work showcases a range of emerging and veteran voices from the Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian regions.

ARTEFACTS OF REVOLUTION

Created by Fatima Naqvi
Mentored by Paschal Daantos Berry

A series of graphite on paper drawings that capture the beauty and magnificence of the artists Shi’a Muslim Pakistani identity. 

 IN THE THEATRES:

BONNY AND READ:
A New Musical

A new musical by Emily Whiting and Aiden Smith
Mentored by Laura Murphy

How harsh is life on the seas?
Pirates have always been bloodthirsty beasts so what happens when you’re captured onto a pirate ship and forced to join the crew? Bonny and Read is a new Australian musical based on real female pirates of the 1700s. Mary Read is captured aboard a ship with a cut-throat female Captain Anne Bonny, sailing alongside Calico Jack. However Mary must keep her identity hidden, disguised as “Mark” Read she must help them escape a feared Naval Captain hunting them down. This new musical explores themes of love, identity and finding your place in a world where you didn’t think you belonged. Explore and staging historical queer stories as they are often not shared enough.

CAST: Gabi Lanham, Anka Kosanovic, Louic Chiu, Roya Rezaie, Eli Reilly, Ben James

Downstairs Theatre
Wed – Frid 6pm
Sat + Sun 2pm

FAT GIRL

Created and performed by Leah Herbert
Mentored by Rachel Roberts

Fat Girl. 

She’s your fat best friend, your number 1 fan. But how did she get here? 

Fat Girl takes you on a journey through a personal history of dieting, fatness, and the Biggest Loser. She’ll make you hate her, make you love her, make you fat and make you thin again. Fat Girl asks you to bear witness to her insecurities, watch her sweat on stage and decide if she’s good enough. Fat Girl loves you and she hopes you love her too. 

Upstairs Theatre
Wed – Frid 7:15pm
Sat + Sun 3:15pm

ART FOR THE END TIMES

Created by Highly Strung Puppets
Mentored by Solomon Thomas

The world is over. In the waste, a solitary art gallery remains. The Curator’s collection, pristinely preserved for centuries, is all that they have. However, now they crave for a new piece of art to add to their collection. ‘Art For the End Times’ utilizes multiple forms of puppetry to create a roaming art gallery/puppet show experience which asks: how does art live on in the end times? And who will create it?

CAST: Sophia Morrison, Kobi Taylor-Forder, Stella Klironomakis, Jeremy Jenkins, Amelie James-Power, Jack Curry

Downstairs Theatre
Wed – Frid 8:30pm
Sat + Sun 4:30pm

ARTSLAB RESIDENT ARTISTS

 

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2023/24 ArtsLab Artists: Emily Whiting and Aiden Smith. Leah Herbert, Tom Hetherington-Welch and Oliver Durbidge (Highly Strung Puppets), Gabe Faatau’Satiu, Fatima Naqvim, Mym Kwa


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