PACT presents our second series of masterclasses with acclaimed artists Julie Vulcan and Martin Del Amo.
Whether you're an artist who is interested in extending your practice or someone wanting to try something new, MASTERCLASS is an expansive and challenging experience for participants from any background.
DAY ONE: Monday, October 9th, Solo Performance Making with Martin Del Amo
This masterclass is aimed at those interested in fusing movement with spoken text. We will explore various improvisational and compositional strategies to generate, structure and analyse solo performance material. The focus will be on improvisation within predetermined structures and the interplay between physical and vocal scores.
DAY TWO: Tuesday, October 10th, Activate Articulate Animate with Julie Vulcan
A masterclass designed to pry open and get to the guts of what it means to take to and stay on the artist path. Within a fun, generous and rigorous environment, you will be activated to unpack your artist statements, visit manifestos, articulate your most urgent ideas and create long-term roadmaps. Guided by examples and provoked to question relationships to place, lineage and the global context, you are encouraged to critique the landscape within which you individually operate. By the end of the day, you will not only take away a sense of play and camaraderie but you will have your own individual manual adapted to animate your ideas.
Martin Del Amo is originally from Germany, is a Sydney-based choreographer and dancer. He started out as solo artist, acclaimed for his full-length solos fusing idiosyncratic movement and intimate storytelling. In recent years, Martin has also built a strong reputation as creator of group works and solos for others including Champions (2017), Songs Not To Dance To (2015) and Slow Dances For Fast Times (2013). Martin regularly teaches for a wide range of arts organisations and companies and has extensively worked as mentor, consultant and dramaturg. His Helpmann Award-winning Anatomy of an Afternoon, a solo for Paul White, which premiered at the Sydney Opera House in the 2012 Sydney Festival, was presented with great success at Southbank Centre London in 2014. Martin's work has toured nationally in Australia and internationally to the UK, Japan and Brazil. Martin is a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships.
Julie Vulcan is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice engages performance & installation, object making, text & digital media and durational & site-responsive work. Her creative outcomes are often research based however she is equally drawn to work that requires a quick and nimble response. Transience informs an interest in traces, archived remains and constructed histories. Interrogation of the veracity of mediated memory alongside questions toward the motivations behind how we remember, record and rewrite our actions, bodies and traces - past, present and future drive her work. Julie’s early video installations informed her transition into live performance. Since 1993 she has created solo and collaborative performances and been a core member in the performance and live art collectives Unreasonable Adults and Frumpus. Julie is one half of SQUIDSILO a duo working across the physical and virtual to create interactive environments. In 2014 she founded base-metal, a platform for experimental performance art exchange, dialogue and practice. From 2010 – 2014, Julie was the Associate Director and subsequent Artistic Director/CEO of PACT centre for emerging artists, Sydney. She has toured nationally and internationally. Recent works include RIMA Arts House Melbourne 2016 and the Lock-Up Newcastle 2015 (AUS); I Stand In MAI Montreal 2017 (CAN), Metro Arts Brisbane 2016 (AUS); Venice International Performance Art Week 2014 (IT), Performatorium 2014 (CAN) & SPILL festival of Performance 2013 (UK); Drift Festival of Live Art Melbourne and Metro Arts Brisbane (AUS) 2014; Redress Rapid Pulse Festival 2014, Chicago (USA).