07 September 2010
A series of live art projects framed by four simple creative parameters: practice, publish, participate and perform.
This new initiative by Performance Space and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) addresses the experience, influence and proliferation of live art in Australia and beyond.
Australian artists Barbara Campbell (NSW), Lily Hibberd (VIC), Jason Sweeney (SA), Hiromi Tango (QLD), David Wills (ACT), and Makeshift (Tessa Zettel and Karl Khoe, NSW) will develop six new art projects in Sydney and Perth. UK artists FrenchMottershead (Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead) will also bring a work to each location, that invites people to question their relationship to the public realm.
P4 addresses the ephemeral, experiential, socially engaged and often unquantifiable practices of live art makers in Australia. The aim is to further the understanding and recognition of live art as an important and interdisciplinary layer of contemporary arts practice. The program is intended to empower the artists to work within their own DIY methodologies to create new works with variety of public and other outcomes.
The Inter-Arts Office, Theatre Board and Visual Arts Board have supported the P4 (Pilot), an initiative to support the development of Australian live art. The British Council is supporting and partnering on the project through the involvement of FrenchMottershead.
Image: Hiromi Tango, 'Insanity Magnet', 2009, photo by Yuki Nakano.