In our opening weekend, see three stunning installations – Then Let Us Run (The Sky is Falling), River Cycle and War Dance of the Final Frontier – as well as a provocative performance lecture about making climate change art, a special Remembrance Day forum and the immersive concert experience, Sentients.
Performance lecture: Emily Parsons-Lord (Then Let Us Run (The Sky Is Falling))
A provocative and hilarious story about the process of making climate change art.
Friday 9 November, 6-7pm, Waterside, free
Panel: The Justice of Remembering
Join us on Remembrance Day for a discussion about memorialisation, climate justice and how we might look back at the coming future. Featuring Unbound Collective (Sovereign Acts: Refuse), Winter Witches (Sentients), Latai Taumoepeau (War Dance of the Final Frontier) and Emma Webb (Director, Vitalstatistix). Hosted by Dr Kristin Alford (Director, MOD.)
Sunday 11 November, 3-5pm, Waterside, free
In our middle weekend, join a discussion about frontiers, dive into three workshops on offer, experience two special performances on the Port River, and don’t miss mesmerising contemporary dance work Deepspace, alongside our ongoing exhibition of three major installations.
Panel: Unsettling the Frontier
James Batchelor (Deepspace) and Latai Taumoepeau (War Dance of the Final Frontier) discuss their body-centred practices and their exploration of political, cultural and climate frontiers. Hosted by Dr Kristin Alford (Director, MOD.)
Friday 16 November, 5:30-7pm, Hart’s Mill Packing Shed, free
Workshop: James Dodd (River Cycle)
Explore everyday invention and speculative climate solutions through sculpture and visual art. Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 8 years and over.
Saturday 17 November, 2-4pm, Hart’s Mill Packing Shed, free – BOOK HERE
Please note there will be some road restrictions in place for Port Adelaide’s Twilight Christmas Parade
Performance: James Dodd (River Cycle)
Ahoy there – see the working sculpture River Cycle in action on the Port River!
Saturday 17 November, 4:30 – 6pm, on the Port River inner harbour starting at Hart’s Mill, free.
Please note there will be some road restrictions in place for Port Adelaide’s Twilight Christmas Parade. The parade commences at 6pm
Workshop: James Batchelor (Deepspace)
An introduction to the physical and technical ideas that underpin James’ practice, and the research process (choreographic and scientific) that contributed to the development of Deepspace. Suitable for adult dancers and non-dancers.
Sunday 18 November, 2-3:45pm, Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, free – BOOK HERE
Workshop: Latai Taumoepeau (War Dance of the Final Frontier)
An introduction to Latai’s body-centred live and mediated practice, and the physical, political and cultural language of war dances. Suitable for adult dancers and non-dancers.
Sunday 18 November, 4:15 – 6pm, Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, free – BOOK HERE
Performance: Latai Taumoepeau (War Dance of the Final Frontier)
Witness a live, waterfront, durational performance drawn from the collective body seen in War Dance of the Final Frontier.
Sunday 18 November, 7 – 7:45pm, by the Troubridge at Hart’s Mill, free
For the final weekend, make sure you catch the exhibitions and experience two playful, outdoor participatory performances, Eyes and Raft of the Medusa. Don’t miss Saturday’s panel on speculative strategies for the future, our special one-off presentation of Sovereign Acts: Refuse, and our closing night party.
Experimental Art Exchange
Hosted by Vitalstatistix to coincide with Climate Century, the Australia Council for the Arts with support from Arts South Australia brings together a national gathering of experimental art makers, producers and presenters for conversation and exchange. The meeting will focus on the experience of arts labs, experimental art within festival contexts, and other updates on national practice developments.
Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 November, Hart’s Mill Flour Shed. By invitation with some open sessions
Panel: Nigh Futures
Dive into a final exhilarating conversation about speculative strategies in climate change art, adaptation and global weirding. Featuring James Dodd (River Cycle), Pony Express (Raft of the Medusa), Sandpit (Eyes) and Emily Parsons-Lord (Then Let Us Run). Hosted by Dr Kristin Alford (Director, MOD.)
Saturday 24 November, 3-5pm, Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, free