ArtsLab: Have we been here before?

ArtsLab: Have we been here before?

107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

9 - 20 February

After the last two years, experiencing a collective loss, this year's ArtsLab cohort will explore individual responses to big issues – connection to gender, connection to culture and identity, experiences of the day-to-day, questions for our nation's leaders and questions of death.  In a time when we have experienced so much uncertainty now is the time to answer the big questions and be certain in our responses. Have we been here before? Is a two-week immersive festival of works from 8 emerging artists, exploring film, visual art, theatre, performance, poetry and soundscapes. 

Image by Joshua Morris
Illustration by Lily Hayman

My work is a spoken-word poetry performance exploring nature, suburbia and the mundane beauty that surrounds us. I aim to show the wonder and love that poetry can contain, and the stories it can tell.

Duration: 50 - 60 mins

After an accident, X awakens in a place of waiting, somewhere between life and death. She comes face to face with projections of her own subconscious, including the Parental Figure, who represents her culture and family trauma, the Virgin Mary, who embodies her feelings around faith, gender and death, and the Inner Critic, the biggest villain of all.

 

After deciding she’s going to fight to live, X sets out to learn life's lessons and find all the right answers before it’s too late. As the characters around her morph into her parents, friends, colleagues and lovers, she begins to realise it’s not about having the answers, it’s choosing life even when we don’t have them.

 

Duration: 60 minutes

Locomotion is a soundscape focused on what happens on the journey between Redfern and Carlton train stations. The sounds of the local suburbs, commuters, and the mechanical hums and hisses of train carriages and stations are woven together into a work that immerses the listener in their journey.

My project will reveal the life changes that happened to or are happening to the migrants living in Australia. I will tell their stories with portraiture and still life paintings of objects found in their household that reflect the changes or maybe compromises they made for living in this country.

Living for the weekend, Mark ventures up from Wollongong to Sydney’s Golden mile in search of adventure, release and community. A stage adaption of D M Crawford’s semi-autobiographical Paris Nights, this one-person show chronicles a story of love amidst sex, drugs and clubbing on Oxford St in the mid 80s.

Duration- 50 minutes

Pack Rat is a two-channel video work exploring gender as a constellation of physical sensations. The work will be created in collaboration with a group of "collectors" who will respond to a series of prompts encouraging them to explore their experience of gender. The work will consider ideas of queer joy, friendship, aesthetics, and archiving, and will ask its creators and audience to reflect on their own experiences of gender euphoria.

माँ की रसोई (Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen) is a theatre piece that employs domesticity as its systemically in place within South Asian cultures. Using the recipes passed down by the women in my family, माँ की रसोई unpacks the intergenerational lived experiences of immigrant mothers and their children.

 

Duration: 60 minutes

After uncovering the secret bugging operation Australia carried out in Timor-Leste, lawyer Bernard Collaery begins a journey through the arcane justice system to hold the government accountable. Everything Working As Intended, dad is a playful theatre show decoding of the real-life prosecution of Bernard Collaery and Witness K.

Duration: 60 minutes.

Single Tickets: Adult $25 / Concession $20 / Shopfront or Playwave Member $15 (Gallery Entry Included) 
Wed – Fri 5.00pm / Sat - Sun 2.00pm 
Showing at 107 Redfern 

Shopfront Arts Co-op is a registered Covid Safe organisation.

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107 Projects is a COVID Safe venue. Access 107's COVIDSafe Policy here.

All attendees must check-in on arrival and follow all Covid directives from staff and facilitators, as outlined by NSW Health Guidelines at the time of event.

Proof of vaccination, and check-in upon arrival are mandatory. Terms and conditions for entry and attendance are subject to the latest in NSW Health restrictions and are subject to last minute change.

The health and safety of all our guests are the number one priority, and this event has been designed to cater for covid-safe practices, distancing, sanitising and regular touchpoint cleaning.

The season will include an Industry Day with arts panels and networking opportunities for artists to share in discussions with some of the country’s leading artists, arts collectives and organisations. More information to be released soon.

This show is proudly presented by Shopfront with the support of the NSW Government through CreateNSW, and the Australian Government through the Rise Fund.

                 

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Gallery Entry$10.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Wednesday 9th February$70.00$100.00

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Wednesday 9 February, 5pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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Wednesday 9 February, 6pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Wednesday 9 February, 8pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Wednesday 9 February, 7pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Wednesday 9 February, 9pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every show Thursday 10th February$70.00$100.00

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Thursday 10 February, 5pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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Thursday 10 February, 6pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Thursday 10 February, 7pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Thursday 10 February, 8pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Thursday 10 February, 9pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Friday 11th February$70.00$100.00

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Friday 11 February, 5pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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Friday 11 February, 6pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Friday 11 February, 7pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Friday 11 February, 8pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Friday 11 February, 9pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Saturday 12th February (and Industry Networking Event)$70.00$100.00

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Saturday 12 February, 2pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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Saturday 12 February, 3pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Saturday 12 February, 4pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Saturday 12 February, 5pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Saturday 12 February, 6pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Sunday 13th February$70.00$100.00

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Sunday 13 February, 2pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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Sunday 13 February, 3pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Sunday 13 February, 4pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Sunday 13 February, 5pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Sunday 13 February, 6pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Wednesday 16th February$70.00$100.00

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Wednesday 16 February, 5pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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Wednesday 16 February, 6pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Wednesday 16 February, 7pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Wednesday 16 February, 8pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Wednesday 16 February, 9pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Thursday 17th February$70.00$100.00

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Thursday 17 February, 5pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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Thursday 17 February, 6pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Thursday 17 February, 7pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Thursday 17 February, 8pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Thursday 17 February, 9pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Friday 18th February$70.00$100.00

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Friday 18 February, 5pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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Friday 18 February, 6pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Friday 18 February, 7pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Friday 18 February, 8pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Friday 18 February, 9pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Saturday 19th February$70.00$100.00

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Saturday 19 February, 2pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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Saturday 19 February, 3pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Saturday 19 February, 4pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Saturday 19 February, 5pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Saturday 19 February, 6pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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ArtsLab: Have We Been Here All Night?! Every Show Sunday 20th February$70.00$100.00

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Sunday 20 February, 2pm - Everything Working as Intended, Dad$15.00$25.00

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Sunday 20 February, 3pm - Maa Ki Rasoi - My Mother’s Kitchen$15.00$25.00

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Sunday 20 February, 4pm - Of Stars and Streetlights$15.00$25.00

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Sunday 20 February, 5pm - Paris Nights$15.00$25.00

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Sunday 20 February, 6pm - The Place Before the Place$15.00$25.00

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