CAROLINE GARCIA (Sydney, NSW) is a culturally promiscuous, performance maker. She works across live performance and video through a hybridised aesthetic of cross-cultural dance, ritual practice, new media, and the sampling of popular culture and colonial imagery.
Caroline’s practice is shaped by alterity, echoing notions of cultural ambiguity and displacement by adopting the role of shape shifter - sliding into the gaps between cultures, experiences of otherness and timeless clichés of exotic femininity. She takes an intersectional approach to contemporary dance (read: twerking), the politics of cultural identity and the diasporic body. She is concerned with forgotten choreographies, mimesis, alternate ways of viewing images of the past that eschew classical myths, and the cultural make up of theFilipina.
Caroline has presented at Underbelly Arts Festival, Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival (VIC), Proximity Festival (WA), Junction Arts Festival (TAS), MCA ARTBAR, Art Month Sydney, and PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, among others. She has exhibited at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, The Centre of Contemporary Photography, Firstdraft, Sydney Contemporary, The Substation, The Sydney Film Festival Hub and UTS ART. Caroline recently participated in La Pocha Nostra’s Live Art Lab in Greece, led by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and was PACT’s Artist-in-Residence for 2015, where she presented an original solo performance called Tropical Hypeisms. Caroline is currently developing a new work called Flygirl, as part of The Curtis R. Priem EMPAC Residency in New York, facilitated by Australia Council for the Arts.