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Director Belinda Locke uses performance to unearth invisible challenges that people face in their lives every day. Drawing from anonymous submissions about real-life experiences, Under My Tongue delves into the politics of connection, the aesthetics of access, and the unseen aspects of people’s identities, histories, and emotional lives.
The performance season (18-23 July) is complemented by a full takeover of Brunswick Mechanics Institute curated by Belinda Locke in celebration of Disability Pride Month.
We invite you to join us throughout Disability Pride Month to watch, listen, explore and contemplate your own relationship to the invisible challenges that surround us and those you experience yourself.
Hosted by MaggZ, David Prakash and Oliver Le and supported by the World + focus group and mentors – The World + Event foregrounds multisensory approach, to explore and unpack the essences of street dance battles and the notion of world-building as the underpinning conceptual frameworks. The World + Event is the culmination of the co-design and lab processes.
You’re invited to Radical Hospitality: Submersible Supper Club
Radical Hospitality invites you to converge, connect and spark new encounters with artists, thinkers, innovators, friends and neighbours through the radical power of sharing. Founder of the Seaweed Appreciation Society international, artist and DIY marine biologist Lichen Kelp collaborates with Quincy Malesovas of experimental supper club, GRUEL, featuring a performance by Kelping (Lichen Kelp and Dylan Martorell).
Radical Hospitality: Submersible Supper Club is inspired by the sea, its vegetation and its surrounds – and builds on the conversations from To pitch a tent, to pull it back down – An offering of ideas as part of Next Wave’s TIDAL research commission, by Aaron Claringbold, Eliki Reade, Jack Mitchell, and Rebecca McCauley.
Stick around afterwards for the opening of To pitch a tent, to pull it back down.
Fri 5 May
→ 6pm Radical Hospitality
→ 7pm Performance by Kelping (Lichen Kelp and Dylan Martorell)
→ 7.30pm Opening of Exhibition
→ 9pm Close
Norla Dome and Main Hall Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders St, Docklands VIC 3008
Lichen Kelp is an artist, performer and curator. Her solo work investigates ephemeral biological processes and the transubstantiation of chemical reactions. Melting, subliming, fruiting, flowering, decomposing, bubbling and shapeshifting are explored through field work, photography and live experiments emerging from liquid landscapes.
Performing as part of Kelping with Dylan Martorell she creates haptic and multi-sensorial unfolding scenographies, with soundscapes derived from electronic ikebana; local botanicals and handbuilt electronics as well as hydrophones, water percussion and ice based touch sensitive instruments.
Her curatorial projects include Seaweed Appreciation Society international (SASi), School of Untourism- East Gippsland and the travelling residency program; Forum of Sensory Motion as well as her performance picnic series MULCH. These seek to build temporal, improvised and multi-species communities around shared research topics including marine algae, estuarine ecologies, cuttlefish mating ceremonies and plant cultivation. Creating enhanced experiences through bio-mutual gatherings and live, often improvised collective actions, these projects provide a community engaged model of psycho-ecological exploration.
GRUEL is a Melbourne/Naarm-based experimental dining platform. Their 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, they embrace them. They aim to foster social and cultural awareness through food and provide a platform for those with an alternative approach to hospitality.
GRUEL is run by food writer and researcher Quincy Malesovas with support from rotating collaborators.
TIDAL & Radical Hospitality is supported by City of Melbourne, Mission to Seafarers & Centre for Projection Art.