Liam Colgan will be working with Lz Dunn on Maybe You, Maybe You, Maybe Even You in the weeks leading up to and during Adhocracy 2017 in a mentorship format. They will meet before the project and then will discuss the work via Skype consultations over the first three days of Adhocracy before Lz joins Liam on the final Sunday to work in-situ on a movement score.
Liam Colgan is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator based in Perth. Colgan’s work broadly investigates the fields of sexuality and queer theory in relation to art practice. Their work often deals with the normative social structures within everyday life and draws from their personal experience of queer identity.
Their investigations predominantly take the form of video, performance and installation. Through these media, Colgan considers how individuals might challenge social power structures and navigate complex emotional and psychological states.
Since graduating in 2014, Colgan has exhibited in multiple group shows including Hatched National Graduate Show at PICA in Perth; Passing/Parades at SUCCESS ARI in Fremantle and Of All Others at First Draft in Sydney. More recently Colgan presented their first solo project King Single/Expanded Queen at FELTSpace in Adelaide and has been selected to present a new work for Proximity Festival in late 2017.
Lz Dunn is a Melbourne-based interdisciplinary artist working across performance, movement, video and participatory models to consider queerness, ecology, ‘nature’ and place.
Lz has presented and performed in solo and collaborative works across Australia, including at the Next Wave Festival, Arts House, Performance Space, Brisbane Powerhouse, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Salamanca Arts Centre, On Edge Festival, Darwin Festival, The National Portrait Gallery, KickArts Contemporary Arts and Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Federation Square, the Gertrude St Projection Festival and MOFO.
Lz is also an Artistic Associate with Aphids, an artist-led non-for-profit based in Melbourne. Aphids produce epic contemporary art projects using performance, music, site-specificity and new technologies. With Aphids, Lz has co-created and performed in: Howl (Arts House, FOLA, 2016), A Singular Phenomenon (Malthouse Theatre, 2015), The Drive-In Project (Dromana Drive-In, 2014) and Thrashing Without Looking (2012).