A double bill featuring renowned artists Cloé Fournier and Dean Walsh.
AFTERGLOW: Generations is a provocative double bill showcasing work by an early career artist and an established artist. The inaugural AFTERGLOW: Generations season features the world premiere of Humaniod by Cloé Fournier and Threshold:NRC by Dean Walsh.
Tickets: $30 / $25 *
Season: 13th to 16th June, 7pm
Run time: 2 hours including interval **
* Online sales incur a $2.50 booking fee per transaction. All ticket sales are final, no exchanges or refunds.
** AFTERGLOW: Generations begins at 7pm sharp. A lock out period may be enforced. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of PACT and the artists.
AFTERGLOW: Generations is wheelchair accessible however Humanoid is a promenade performing involving audiences standing or sitting on the floor, and Threshold:NRC involves tiered bench seating with the first row on the floor and rest accessed via stairs. Please contact PACT staff before the event to discuss your access requirements.
Humanoid contains partial nudity, sexual references adult themes, coarse language and strobe effects.
Threshold: NRC contains partial nudity and strong adult themes including references to sexual abuse. Audiences are advised to seek appropriate support and help if Threshold: NRC raises issues or concerns. Available services include:
- Samsn 1800 4 72 676
- LifeLine 24 hour help line 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
- Blue Knot Foundation 1300 657 380
Animal, Human and Robot converge to become a hybrid creature born from cultural socialization.
In her new solo work Humanoid, Cloé Fournier embodies the female form as the absolute centre of attention. Delving from the past, living the present and thinking of the future, she examines the metamorphosis of the female entity obliged to constantly adapt to a demanding society or to reconfigure, as a means for survival. Humanoid poetically investigates the choreographic possibilities of the body by studying the animals that are historically associated with the female form: birds.
Humanoid is a blur. An introspective. A reflection. A version of what Female is, should or could be. It is a feeling. A response. A provocation. A disaster, where the female form is both cause and effect.
*HUMANOID contains nudity.
1. Not Recommended for Children?
2. Natural Realms Cataclysm?
3. Nuclear Regulatory Commission?
4. National Rugby Championships?
5. New Rick-rolling Council?
6. All of the above?
We're living in times of tremendous change and unrest. It is an age of information saturation around a staggering number of breaches of fundamental human rights - even within our own country. Against this is a backdrop of information on colossal environmental degradation in a cyclical cause and effect of climate change, spiraling us ever further into The Anthropocene and, given the level of predicted biospherical hostilities it boasts, we sense deep within us that this is nothing to celebrate. How on Earth do we receive and process such overwhelming information, especially when it outlines experiences that can be far from our own? Often, the more personal horrors we can imagine are more frightening than the larger we just cannot yet comprehend - but they all sit within us, developing deep unease.
In many of his works, renowned choreographer and dancer, Dean Walsh, has wrestled subject matter close to the bone and home ever since his very first trio, 'Homme Fatale' in 1991. In 2007, after commencing scuba diving, he moved his practice into researching marine environmental awareness and the science that underpins it. He has gradually worked towards building an interrelationship between his dance, diving, and collaborations with marine environmental experts. Dean's practice is inclusive of people living with diverse bodies and minds and encourages all people to reflect upon marine and climate change understandings through an embodied, creative approach.
In Threshold:NRC, Dean rolls out a series of lores and questions (danced and spoken) around key aspects of his research and all he has learned and lived through. He brings the perspective of a mature dance practitioner with a sustained passion to engaging individual and communal activation against the growing solastalgia*. Threshold:NRC is a dance of the soliphilia*.
*From Australian environmental philosopher, Prof. Glen Albrecht - www.psychoterratica.com
AFTERGLOW is PACT’s premiere presentation season showcasing the most compelling early career artists. AFTERGLOW: Generations is an exciting new format that aims to build a cross generational conversation that contextualises the work of early career artists within a broad framework.
AFTERGLOW: Generations is an unfunded program. 80% of all ticket sales will be paid equally to Cloé Fournier and Dean Walsh.
PACT receives ongoing support from the City of Sydney and the NSW Government through Create NSW.