BLINDSIDE FESTIVAL 2014: MEET THE PUBLIC

A 11-day multi-platform event that tests the limits of public participation in contemporary art practice. Showcasing: In The Meantime, Amy Spiers, Aaron Billings & Julia Trybala, Waterfall Person & Paradise Structures, The Newport Dolls & Sticky Institute, Michelle Sakaris

Art Exhibition previously on at BLINDSIDE in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 27 August 2014 to Saturday 06 September 2014

Zoe Meagher, Photo Op Family, 2013 image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 13 August 2014.
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Curators, Xanthe Dobbie and Raymonda Rajkowski, explain that this year’s festival will ‘showcase a series of performative and participatory works by artists and art
collectives who explore the parameters for artist and audience engagement through live art, site-specific interventions, and inter-subjective encounters’.

Artists include Amy Spiers and Michelle Sakaris, and artist collectives In The Meantime (Alica Bryson Haynes, Lizzy Sampson, Shae Rooke and Claire Robertson),
Performprint (Michael Meneghetti & Joel Gailer) and Collab Comics (Julia Trybala and Aaron Billings) and Waterfall Person and Paradise Structures.

A special closing event on Saturday 6 September will be presented by Sticky Institute and The Newport Dolls featuring zinemaker readings and zinemaker rock.
The program includes two associated off-site events presented by Festival partners Arts Participation Incubator and Field Theory.

Deakin University’s Arts Participation Incubator is
presenting a networking night (28 Aug, 6-7.30pm) and
workshop (29 Aug, 9.30am-1pm) led by Christchurch postquake urban activist group Gap Filler (gapfiller.org.nz). This event will be held at Donkey Wheel House (673 Bourke Street), Melbourne. www.artsparticipationincubator.com

Field Theory is presenting ASTROJET, a performance by Zoe Meagher on the evenings of Friday 5 and Saturday 6 September. Part bus tour, part audio guide, this participatory work takes visitors on an eerily
familiar expedition to Melbourne’s forgotten Astrojet Space Centre. www.fieldtheory.com.au