Next Wave Festival 2010: No Risk Too Great

The 2010 Next Wave Festival will explore the role of risk in a risk-averse culture. Under pressure to conform, we have all become experts in micro-managing our own behaviour. But is this self-surveillance distracting us from the bigger risks, the more un-manageable ones which are increasingly – and radically – changing our world? Just what does ‘risk’ actually mean in these volatile times?

Art Exhibition previously on at 2010 Next Wave Festival in Australia.
From Thursday 13 May 2010 to Sunday 30 May 2010

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Published by 2010 Next Wave Festival on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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In a wider culture of risk management, how prepared are we to make decisions that are brave, courageous or transgressive? Where is the line between our own personal, moral and ethical worlds, and the codes and principles which circulate in the broader context of contemporary culture? What is our capacity to draw, hold or cross this line? What are the real risks of our time, what are the risks worth taking, and what is our role as individuals, and as artists, in relation to them? How can we act boldly and imaginatively, in art and in life?

- Jeff Kahn, Festival Director