TINY STADIUMS NOV 14 – 22
re-imagining sites in Erskineville
Now in it’s 7th year, TINY STADIUMS infiltrates the streets of Erskineville with performances and site-specific installations by some of Australia’s most compelling emerging artists including Frances Barrett, Lottie Consalvo, Deep Soulful Sweats, Hissy Fit, and Mook Gwa Institute. Tiny Stadiums will also feature a theatre season of Trojans by the genre-crossing collective TEAM MESS. In 2014 the Festival is curated by Groundwork for their third and final time.
Tiny Stadiums is Erskineville’s festival of live art and performance. This November the festival will be back with poignant, captivating works commenting on contemporary life in the suburb and beyond. Local and interstate artists have been selected for their unique perspectives on current politics, domesticity and family life, property, sub-cultures, and nightlife. The private is political. Tiny Stadiums occupies shared spaces of Erskineville, blurring the public from the private and exposing undercurrents of empowerment, subversion, and reclamation.
Festival Dates 14 – 22 November 2014
Live Art Saturday 15 & Saturday 22 November 2014
Opening night: Friday 14 November 2014, 7pm
Season: 14 – 15 November, 20 -22 November 2014, 7pm
Artists’ talk: Thursday 20 November, 8pm – 8.30pm
For further info go here.
Inspired by the Mexican soap operas for which there is such hysterical enthusiasm, Team MESS will present a new video-performance work that is shot in front of an audience live on a nightly basis to form the new television series Trojans.
THE LIVE ART WORKS:
Performance: Saturday November 15 & Saturday November 22, 2014
Listen to the work here or collect an instruction manual from the Info Desk at Erskineville Town Hall, Erskineville Village
A Manual for Time Travel assists audiences to travel in and out of time and space. This work is a sound piece for audiences to download and listen to while walking around Erskineville and traveling between the various art works of the Tiny Stadiums Festival. With a set of sonic instructions on how to become a time traveler that can move through the past, present and future, A Manual for Time Travel is a performance of transmission – performance without site, without bodies, without a programmed beginning or a finite end. francesbarrett.com
Performance: Saturday 15 November & Saturday 22 November 2014
Venue: Erskineville Anglican Church, 55 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville
In Until Distance Passes Lottie Consalvo contemplates distance and the tension between how one passes time and the inability to control this measure or its tempo during a state of urgency. lottieconsalvo.wordpress.com
Performance: Saturday 15 November 2014
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Ellen Lawson Rest Area, 116-126 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville
A dark yogic disco performance.
A little bit yoga, a little bit Jane Fonda, a little bit interpretive dance, a little bit deep house. Exorcise through exercise, embrace the inner chaos, the darkness and the light. facebook.com/deepsoulfulsweats
Video Installation: Saturday 15 November, 12-5pm & Saturday 22 November, 12-2pm
Performance: Saturday 22 November, 3pm
Venue: Erskineville Town Hall, Erskineville Village
Hissy Fit aim to bring ‘girls to the front’ by inviting women up on to the stage to engage with and celebrate the assertive and defiant parts of their identities. We invite women to take part in a large scale, all female choreographed head-banging performance.
Performance: Saturday 15 & Saturday 22 November 2014
Time: Tours at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Venue: Erskineville Town Hall committee meeting room
Book in at the Info Desk
The Mook Gwa intends to make real estate UN-real by blurring the lines between understanding the concept of Speculation as engaging in risk for profit and arbitrary valuation, and Speculation as engaging with risk in memory and storytelling.
Date: Saturday November 22, 2014
Time: 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: PACT centre for emerging artists, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville & Erskineville Town Hall, Erskineville Village
The People’s Weather Report is a global response to the enormity of climate change, from a number of very personal perspectives. This project invites local and global participants to write and broadcast their own weather report around the world.
Workshop: Saturday November 15 & Saturday November 22, 2014, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue: PACT centre for emerging artists, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville
FREE (BYO cake and donations welcome)
Let them eat cake is a way of sharing ideas, memories and recipes that express the visions and voices of the people. During Tiny Stadiums, Erskineville residents, community groups and businesses are invited to share their cake recipes, ingredients and their socio-political concerns and aspirations through cake decorating workshops.
VOLUNTEER for Tiny Stadiums this November. Sign up form and further info HERE.
Want to see what’s gone on in the past? Peruse last year’s amazing festival HERE.
Tiny Stadiums is a two-week festival produced by PACT centre for emerging artists and currently curated by Groundwork.