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Wed 1 – Fri 31 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics

What will your body be, and how will it behave in a virtual future? Cthuluscene explores the transformative nature of the digital to discover different notions of gender, physicality, and the post-human. Through animation, motion capture, and dance, new physical forms expand the idea of the human body and dance performance. This work draws on the ideas of diverse bodies, and the post-human through the image of the Cthuluscene. The Cthuluscene is a post-human body caught between times, living both in the past and the future. Just like its Sci-Fi namesake, the Cthulhu, the Chthuluscene is a mixed assemblage and cyborg conglomeration of parts drawn from a range of human, animal, and technical elements.

On display 5pm-10am daily throughout Mar
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Fri 17 — Sun 19 Mar | Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre (PICA)

Take a sly-octane wheelchair ride with Bruno Booth and PICA (tag us) in Dead Ends and Detours, an interactive outdoor installation meets obstacle course. Using a wheelchair, race against the clock and the system in a game of will.

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Fri 24 Mar, Yagan Square, Boorloo | Perth

WA friends, this ones for you!

You’re invited to experience Kickstart artist Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson’s work Anvár. Two years in the making, this immersive film-poem, explores the spiritual literature of Baháʼu’lláh, called the Seven Valleys and Four Valleys.

The creative development of Anvár is supported by Next Wave Kickstart 2022, and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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Sat 25 Mar, Brunswick Mechanics

In this conversation the artists will discuss the transformative nature of the digital and the position of a body in the future and how this informs the making of their works. This talk is presented as part of FRAME: a biennial of dance 2023 followed by informal drinks at the Brunswick Mechanics.

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Sat 11 Mar, Brunswick Mechanics
Wed 15 Feb, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 5 Nov, Brunswick Mechanics
Fri 18 Nov, Migrant Coffee
Fri 28 — Sat 29 Oct, Trades Hall, Carlton
Fri 21 Oct, Platform Arts
Fri 15 & Sat 16 Jul, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 11 ⏤ Sun 26 Jun, Queen Victoria Women's Centre
Wed 11 May — Sat 25 June, Brunswick Mechanics
Thu 28 Apr, Brunswick Mechanics
Sun 27 & Tues 29 Mar, Federation Wharf, Princes Walk
Thu 17 Mar, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 26 Feb, Brunswick Mechanics
Thu 17, Fri 18 & Sat 19 Feb, Brunswick Mechanics
  1. Image: Dead Ends and Detours Bruno Booth. Photo: Duncan Wright (2022)

  2. Image credit: “Cthuluscene” (2023), Megan Beckwith. Photo courtesy of the artist.

  3. Image credit: “Cthuluscene” (2023), Megan Beckwith. Photo courtesy of the artist.

  4. Image: Courtesy of the artist (2021)

  5. Image: Saluhan x Next Wave presents: Radical Hospitality – Kain Na Tayo! Photography: MJ Flamiano. Art Direction: Catherine Ortega-Sandow

  6. Image: Saluhan x Next Wave presents: Radical Hospitality – Kain Na Tayo! Photography: MJ Flamiano. Art Direction: Catherine Ortega-Sandow

Radical Hospitality 1: We Eatin' Good + GRUEL

Thu 17 Mar
Brunswick Mechanics
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The radical power of sharing food brings us together. Across tables we pass plates, share knowledge, stories and laughter.

You’re invited to converge, connect and spark new encounters with artists, thinkers, innovators, friends and neighbours in Moreland.

Wear a good shirt, bring your appetite and get set for some real old-school hospitality .

Minimum capacity. Maximum delicious.

For our very first iteration of Radical Hospitality we’re joined by our friends We Eatin’ Good! and GRUEL.

We Eatin’ Good! pictured is a collaborative food and cooking platform dedicated to amplifying young Queer, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. Created by Matisse Laida, who works closely with Nisha Hunter, this platform engages with QPoC across the world and holds space for the community to share and consume a range of cooking practices, culture and knowledge in a safe and celebratory way. For Radical Hospitality, the We Eating Good team will be collaborating with GRUEL, a Naarm-based experimental supper club, fronted by Quincy Malesovas.

GRUEL is a Melbourne/Naarm-based experimental supper club. Our goal isn’t to be an alternative to conventional dining, but something that exists outside it and evolves with it. Rather than eschew the mundane, grotesque or confronting sides of food, we embrace them. We aim to foster social and cultural awareness through this medium and provide a platform for those with an alternative approach to hospitality.

Learn more about GRUEL.

Radical Hospitality 1 is presented as part of Countercurrents, a new public art commission supported by Next Wave and City of Moreland, through Arts Moreland.

Next Wave welcomes everyone to this event, our venue is 100% wheelchair and pram accessible. We are able to assist with any access requests you may have ahead of this event, that are not listed. For further enquiries about how Next Wave can support your access requirements, please contact our team on (03) 9387 3376 or email us at nextwave@nextwave.org.au

  1. Courtesy of GRUEL.

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  3. Saltwater. Photo: Sarah Walker