Creative Connections

Creative Connections - Session 21

Topic: Making, collaborating and rehearsing work for digital

Date: 5 June 2020

Time: 11 am

Location of guests:   Stele Bull and Kelli McCluskey - Whadjuk, Noongar Boodja (Perth)

Location of host: Laura Pike - Eora, Gadigal, (Sydney)

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Guest panelist:

Steve Bull - co-founder and co-director with pvi collective: Over the past 20 years, Steve has toured and presented work internationally with the company including residencies in Taiwan, Ssingapore, New Zealand, Indonesia, Chile, India and South Africa. as a tactical media think-tank, pvi provides a platform for Steve to release his inner rebel, take artistic risks, collaborate and pay it forward by supporting peers.

Kelli McCluskey - co-founder of tactical media art group, pvi collectiveformed in 1998 pvi create playfully subversive and participatory artworks that creatively disrupt everyday life in public spaces. their work invites direct participation from audiences, not as art consumers, but as creative comrades, cultivating an underground army of critical citizens who are up for the challenge of saving the world through creative play and revolutionary fun. Kelli is a passionate advocate for live art and experimental practice and it’s continued growth in this country and is always on the look out for ways to champion experimental art forms in Australia. 

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About this episode

How can we experiment, collaborate and continue to make live artworks that require a physical presence? If we can re-imagine ways of interacting digitally together, how does our audience come along with us and what will they get out of it? As we adapt to isolation, a radical social paradigm shift has been underway. direct human contact between people no longer exists. our response to date has been to lean heavily on pre-existing digital platforms (if we are lucky enough to have access). but is this the only way forward? And do we treat it all as a temporary measure until ‘things return to normal’ or are we developing new normals to help us come out the other side? This current crisis may provide opportunity to ask the impossible of digital technology, exploring its human potential, stretching its purpose and generating new modes of liveness. Join Kelli Mccluskey and Kelli McCluskey from pvi collective  to explore and unpack some of these questions.

About the series

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.

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