exist@Metro 2014 Eleanor Jackson ‘Social Climbing’ – Press Release
As a part of Metro Arts’ new Friday Night event series, exist is excited to be programming a series of works in progress from contemporary live artists.
SOCIAL CLIMBING is a new work in progress by Eleanor Jackson, programmed as a part of exist@Metro Arts. Tactile and tender, SOCIAL CLIMBING explores the quality of demonstrative closeness. Situated in the Metro Arts stairwell, SOCIAL CLIMBING begins with the simple act of holding hands and walking upstairs.
Eleanor Jackson is a queer, Filipina-Australian whose narrative-based work engages with
love and loss relayed in intimate performance settings. Following on from previous experiences in smaller, closed settings at Metro Arts, ‘A Timely Act of Intimacy’ and ‘Now You See Me’, SOCIAL CLIMBING experiments with intimacy in the public realm.
Eleanor is presenting a development of a performance piece for EXIST-ENCE 6 International Festival of Live Art, Performance Art and Action Art.
Metro Arts Friday Nights showcase work in development; rough, ready, and full of potential. Step into studios and rehearsals – see the unseen; give feedback on new ideas; have a glass of wine with Brisbane’s premier artists.
Image: Eleanor Jackson 2015.
Metro Arts, 109 Edward St, Brisbane
Opening Event: Friday 5 June 2015. Program 6pm
Tickets: Tickets are Free Free Free!
Further information: www.existenceperformanceart.wordpress.com