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Adhocracy 2018


National experimental arts hothouse

Adhocracy is Vitalstatistix’s national hothouse, supporting the creative development of new experimental and multidisciplinary arts projects. Artists from around Australia join us to create and converse in one space (our beautiful, heritage-listed home, Waterside, in Port Adelaide) over the first weekend of Spring.

Selected artists spend four days in an open studio environment developing new work, which can span theatre, live art, dance, sound, installation, visual art and more. All projects are in the early stages of the process of making; participating artists are experimenting with ideas and art forms, as well as how audiences experience their works. Audiences engage with the artists and their creative process through a public program of artist talks and work-in-progress showings.

A two-week residency program for South Australian artists is also offered – this year’s residency is lead by U.S First Nations dance artist Emily Johnson, developing her new work Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter.

Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter is a new process-based work in development by artist Emily Johnson and her global collaborators. The project is about ways of being and ways of making. It is research and process as ceremony. It is dance. It is writing about dance. It will be shared as dance, text and public gathering at Adhocracy.

Adhocracy is a festival of ideas meets intense art camp meets magic house party. Get amongst some of Australia’s most exciting established and emerging makers of Australian contemporary culture, art, performance and commentary.

Curated by: Emma Webb and Paul Gazzola

We are now seeking proposals from artists across Australia for Adhocracy

And from South Australian artists for Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter.

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