exist@QCA Live Art Intensive Opening Night: Zierle&Carter, Marisa Allen, Onnie Art, Nicola Morton

exist@QCA presents
Zierle & Carter Live Art Intensive Residency:POP Gallery, OPENING performances, talks & film
Featuring works by Zierle & Carter [UK],
Nicola Morton [AUS], Marisa Allen [AUS] & Bonnie Hart [AUS]
26 September, 2012
6 – 9 pm


6pm Opening Zierle & Carter – artist talk

7pm Marisa Allen

7:30pm  Nicola Morton

8:00pm Onnie Art featuring Dennis Riggs

8:30pm Zierle & Carter – ‘A Sense of Belonging’

Brief Biography

Zierle & Carter’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Grace Exhibition Space (US), Up To Nature (UK), IBT 10 (UK), Exist-ence (AU), Garden of Reason (UK), IKRA (SE), and MOMA (US) and Plymouth Arts Centre (UK) as part of Marina Abramovic’s Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art and The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow. In 2011, they received an Arts Council England grant for their year long project entitled Through the Heart: Works on Love, Life, and Laughter which began with a 7 week residency at the Banff Centre in Canada.

Zierle & Carter are among 40 artists to be included in Manuel Vason’s upcoming publication entitled Double Exposures. This year they have been granted a further Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award for their Between Lands – A Sense of Belonging Enquiry project, looking at cultural identity in Australia and the UK.

Website: http://www.zierlecarterliveart.com

Blog: http://throughtheheartperformances.tumblr.com

NICOLA MORTON performs a funny extended vocal ‘breath poem.‘ The breath is your only true partner in life. Http://nicolaisgreat.com

Nicola is a body based half-chinese performance artist, videographer, musician, comedian. She presents a unique take on contemporary critical concepts combining them with traditional and new age philosophies to share fun times, explore phenomena and declare the end of capitalism. From a musical background, she holds a B.Music Technology from Qld Conservatorium of Music (2003). Taking inspiration from the musical/art hybrid of Fluxus and Stockhausen, her work has found audiences in group and individual exhibitions in Australia and internationally. She has also been awarded residencies in Finland (Ptarmigan), Indonesia (Asialink: Performance Klub) and Australia (Renew Newcastle). Her video, “Remote Viewing Experiment” was shortlisted in The 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil.

MARISA ALLEN performs ‘white trash‘ with white clay, violin, newspapers and fairy lights. Http://brementownmusician.com

Marisa is a multi disciplinary artist working in words, sound and visuals who has performed nationally and abroad. Her sublime and visually illustrative poetry performances have appeared at the 07, ’09, ’11 Queensland Poetry Festival and she has performed combining experimental sound works with spoken word at Brisbane Festival Under the Radar 2011. Marisa is the frontwoman for Qmusic award nominated avant folk, experimental blues act Bremen Town Musician as violinist, vocalist and songwriter recently performing at the 2012 Queensland Poetry Festival.

ONNIE ART performs an expanded cinema piece about people’s projections, ‘shit sling‘. Http://fcmc.org.au

Bonnie‘s practice is an assemblage of filmmaking, music, performance art, painting, dressmaking and sculptural installation.  She holds a degree in film production from QUT, her work being screened internationally both on television and at festivals including the NowNow (Aus), Exploding Cinema/Collision Festival (UK), Raindance (UK) and Brisbane & Melbourne International Film Festival (Aus).  In 2006 Bonnie founded the audio visual laboratory Venting Gallerywhich produced the Rituals of the Captured Moment series of 1000 films about experimentalmusic. She is the current Secretary of the Foundation for Contemporary Music & Culture and President of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia.  Her current solo project Onnie Art is a fusion of performance stagecraft, the textural beauty of handmade celluloid and a tragicomedy of continually malfunctioning systems/equipment – loosely termed ‘expanded cinema’

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