Hosted by artist run initiative EXIST and curated by Rebecca Cunningham and Nicola Morton,
exist-ence is Brisbane’s premiere international festival dedicated to the presentation of live art, performance art and action art.
For the first time since the inaugural event in 2008, exist-ence will include not only a festival, conference and symposium, but will expand to hold satellite interstate events in both Melbourne and Sydney and Melbourne.
Starting in Brisbane, exist-ence offers an international residency at the Queensland College of Art Project Gallery. This is followed by a two conference and symposia and three day performance festival. International and local artists then travel south for events hosted by Melbourne’s a is for atlas and to Sydney’s PACT Centre for Emerging Artists.
exist-ence illuminates Live Art practice, building long term links between Australian and international independent artists and researchers, whilst offering new and developing Brisbane audiences the opportunity to experience a stimulating and challenging program. Live Art performance, discourse, debate and discussion, creative development exchange, installation and exhibition are the key elements.
International artists including Henrik Hedinge (Sweden) Labanna Babalon (USA), Peter Baren (Holland), John G Boehme (Canada), Sari Kivinen (Finland) will be premiering work alongside Australian artists Julie Vulcan, James Cunningham, Jade Boyd, Dracopede, Onnie Art, and more.
Keep your eyes peeled as full program will launch May 2013!
Press release may be found here