PICA partnership ups the anti

Next Wave is bringing an electric group of artists together for an intimate Radical Hospitality dinner designed to ‘up the anti’ ahead of documentary filming at Brunswick Mechanics Institute.

Radical Hospitality: Anti Discipline celebrates the conclusion of PICA’s 2021-23 Interdisciplinary Lab, which invited ten artists to reflect upon the nature of interdisciplinary and intercultural practice.

These artists will gather in Melbourne this October to reflect on the last three years of relationship-building across borders – supported by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Next Wave.

The artists are taking parting in the fliming of a documentary, reflecting on the last three years of relationship building across borders.

After three years of teasing out the inter of disciplines, it’s time to stop talking, be a little bit anti, and feast instead!

Next Wave has invited Mabu Mabu, a Torres Strait Islander-owned business specialising in Indigenous Ingredients, to cater the event – offering our international guests a taste of First Nations food while they are here on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung.

The concept of ‘Anti Discipline’ was inspired by Next Wave’s outgoing Western Australia artistic director Daley Rangi. Daley encourages emerging artists to be fearless and transcend categorisation. Daley says, “Acknowledge that everything you explore, dream or uncover has been done so before, by many ancestors. But while something still needs to be said, say it - your way. That way which waxes and wanes with you and your kin. Embrace time and your practice as an endless river, where what was, what is, and what could be, are all intertwined.”

About PICA’s Interdisciplinary Lab
The lab program has been facilitated by Joel Bray, a Naarm (Melbourne)-based choreographer and proud Wiradjuri man, and Eugenia Lim, an Australian artist of Chinese-Singaporean descent.

The participating artists were selected from the region across a mix of disciplines, heritage and lived experience – they are:

  • Ade Suharto, a choreographer and performer based in Tarntanya Wama/Adelaide.
  • Daley Rangi, a Te Atiawa Māori antidisciplinary artist based on Warrang/Sydney.
  • Emma McManus, a theatre-maker and interdisciplinary artist living and working on Wurundjeri Land
  • Ferial Afiff, a multidisciplinary artist living in Bandung, Indonesia
  • Natasha Tontey, an artist and graphic designer based in Yogyakart, Indonesia
  • Ranjana Dave, an independent artist and writer based in New Delhi, India
  • Sheelasha Rajbhandari, a visual artist and cultural organizer based in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Tiyan Baker, a Bidayǔh-Anglo video and installation artist based in Newcastle/Muloobinba
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