On Edge - Induce
10 June 2010
Induce was a key program supporting critical dialogue in interdisciplinary arts and writing in Far North Queensland.
As part of the On Edge festival in Cairns, this professional development program enabled local performance, sound and media artists to gain critical feedback on their practice and develop networks across Australia.
Leading up to and during the 2009 festival, the Infuse program included:
- Critical Writing with Keith Gallasch, RealTime magazine - see the RealTime summary of Induce writing workshop participants and texts
- Indigenous Critical Dialogues between mentor Jenny Fraser, and Cairns based indigenous arts practitioners Zane Saunders, Gertrude Ygosse and Semah Hodges.
- Practice/ Production Critique with Jackson Castiglione from pvi collective, and David Williams from Version 1.0 theatre company
- An Induce public forum facilitated by Russell Milledge from Bonemap and James Cook University.
The next On Edge Contemporary Media + Performance Festival takes place 2-17 July 2010. The festival program features diverse arts practices and events to inspire and provoke audiences. Local, Australian and international artists in sound, theatre, dance, live art and intermedia practices will again converge in Cairns for this event.
Induce was supported by the Australia Council through the Inter-Arts Office's Infuse initiative. Infuse is for conceptual and critical development programs in interdisciplinary and hybrid arts practices. Recent programs supported by Infuse include:
- Marrugeku Indigenous Choreography Laboratory, Broome 2010
- this is the time... this is the record of the time – hybrid performance critical workshop and symposium program presented by pvi collective, Perth 2008
- Forum and mentorship programs focusing on interdisciplinary and hybrid arts, presented by 24HR Art, Darwin and Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, 2008-10.
See the video below for highlights of 2009 On Edge and Induce program.
Title image (menu): Polytoxic performance still from Live Art in Public Spaces program, 2009. Image and video courtesy of Nicholas Mills.