Throughout February 22 to March 7 2010 we invite you to experience stirring contemporary art by Australia’s finest emerging artists. These provocative and exciting projects consider art and its social relationship to public space, and are made specifically for you, the people of Erskineville and beyond.
Works span a range of mediums including video, performance, music, live art, participation, installation and duration and aim to lure the curious, and delight those who unintentionally stumble upon them throughout the village - in streets, shops, pubs and parks.Keep your eyes out for festival staff and helpers who are happy to point you in the direction of the next extraordinary experience.
Will feature soapbox discussions from some of our favourite thinkers, artists, commentators, writers and performers, who will consider what they think will happen in art in 2020 and beyond. They will each be given twelve minutes. They will demand, defend, incite, perform and chat. We will listen, eat snacks and talk about their thoughts. Speakers will interrogate ideas such as sustainability, failure, new frontiers, public space, live performance and the audience ...all in one pleasant Sydney day.
With speakers including Barbara Campbell Letitia Green Agatha Gothe Snape Applespiel Keith Pettigrow and more
12-4pm Sat 27 February Erskineville Town Hall FREE
///\\\ (ACT) and JONNY TELAFONE(ACT) and CHRIS PISS (SYD) curated by Emma Ramsay Maximum brand new sounds for you. Brought about from the A.C.T and Sydney. A trip through some superb slesky cork floor to tramped out guitar stoop hypnosis. Hedges. Manicured gardens. Sun shining in your face and escaping into the club to grind.
Hoof and Antler T. S. Eliot gave us the muscle and we put it in our muskets and will fire it upon thee.This event explores the five parts of the Wasteland as five music and live art scores. Each will be composed by a different ensemble, resituating storytelling, mythology, fragmented narrative and stylistic disorientation. Leave your cardigan & black-rimmed coke-bottle-bottomed specs on your bedside table with your copy of Gideon’s. This night will lead you into temptation, like a tele-evangelist into the school chapel.
gooey on the inside’s... HIPSTER-DOOFUS PARTY dress up as an idiot hipster. Live Do’s and Don’ts. Fake photographers snapping u for fake blogs. Doogie Howser MD//Harmony Korine in the house!! Beavis + Butthead interpretive dance crew. Improptu lazers by a loser + lots and lots of Δ triangle Δ art. Wear some freaken colourful clothes and make-up and don’t forget yr fake glasses!! Come party or we’ll cut off yr trustfund. <3
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY KT SPIT AND O.T.T. (NZ), AND TOECUTTER AND SVEN SIMULACRUM PLUS INTERACTIVE NEW MEDIA WORKS
Applespiel will be constructing a (more or less) to scale model of Erskineville Then, through surveying the public they will identify potential eyesores, note down wild architectural fantasies and give serious thought to the color pink. The publics concerns and desires will be instantly gratified by the altering of the scale model, creating a collaborative vision for the future of Erskineville. Ultimate Erskineville. Sexy New Erskineville. Visit Appelspiel in residence for the entire festival.
11-5pm Sat 6 - Sun 7 March Erskineville Town Hall FREE
The library includes documentation of live performance, works made for screens, and experimental films. Watch the likes of Back to Back Theatre, Gob Squad, and Brown Council. Drop your own DVDs off to be part of this growing collection.
12-4pm Sat 27 February Erskineville Town Hall
10am-5pm Sat 6 - Sun 7 March Erskineville Town Hall FREE
Matt Gingold A video portrait project that is intended to be a national document of Australian artists, arts workers and administrators. The final installation will be presented at the National Portrait Gallery, consisting of over 100 individual portraits of creative people ‘performing themselves’. Matt will be shooting portraits during the Tiny Stadiums Festival from 23-28 Feb at PACT. If you would like to participate please email: firstname.lastname@example.org The portrait takes about 60 minutes, and we guarantee to make you look fabulous!
Arts writers will tag-team blog on the Tiny Stadiums Festival for 14 hours, with live documentation, reviews, and interviews with artists and the public. A live projection of the blog will be screened in the village with punters encouraged to sms comments and hot tips.
10am -5pm Sat 6 - Sun 7 March Erskineville Town Hall FREE
Bababa International On Planet Earth there are some parks. From the very beginning Earth bound parks have always been a receptacle into which the condensed vicissitudes of human society have been poured and put on display. In this way a park is a microcosm of social imagination. PARK FOR PLANET EARTH, a place where the future has already arrived, will be a park like no other.
Tape Projects 100 Proofs the Earth Is Not a Globe asks audiences to question why they believe the things they believe, and try to pin down the ever shifting, socially dependent line between knowledge and faith, fact and (science) fiction. Beamed onto screens in for the duration of the festival, will these videos cause punters to take pause and contemplate the vastness of the universe- or existential debate about who is going to get the publican to switch the rugby back on?
10am-10pm Mon 22 February - Sun 7 March Rose of Australia Pub FREE
Melbourne-based artist Zoe Meagher poses for a glamour shot, over and over and over again, with Erskineville as the backdrop. Here, it’s the subject who is constant, eternally waiting for the fleeting photographer to appear and complete the image. The resulting photo commemorates a kitsch Erskineville icon as it shifts into renovations. Visit Zoe in residence throughout the festival.
11-5pm Sat 6 - Sun 7 March Live outside Allans Cakes FREE
An experiment that has preoccupations with hair and its daily management. Emma Michelis exhibits a variety of her work as a hairdresser in brilliant synthesis of form and content. Bunheads focuses on the technical side of the up-do, by styling regular peoples hair into various special kinds of curated buns. Hair, in all it’s brilliance, is taken out of it’s usual backstage habitat and re-contextualised in the front of house.
BTHT Tristan Meecham Welcome to Back to Hair Technology: Walk a Mile in a Bald Mans Head. If you’re worried about going bald, the first thing to do is visit BTHT for a free, no-obligation hair check. A qualified consultant will analyse your scalp and hair loss to determine your current condition. Then we will decide which BTHT procedure is right for you. Hair loss affects more than 40% of men in their early twenties. Nothing can really be done.
Dance Of Death Jess Olivieri, Hayley Forward and the Parachutes For Ladies.
An investigation into the dehumanising effects of crowds and the way this changes individual behavior. Dance of Death places the audience within the work to decide whether formation dancing really is the greatest act of conformity.
A performance in a greenhouse inspired by tiny inner-city parks, pot-plant covered balconies and jungle themed lounge rooms. Tiger Two Times explore the relationship between nature and artifice, labour and leisure, indulgence and endurance. A performance in a greenhouse inspired by tiny inner-city parks, pot-plant covered balconies and jungle themed lounge rooms. Tiger Two Times explore the relationship between nature and artifice, labour and leisure, indulgence and endurance. Design: Luke Tipene
When was the last time you cried in public? Why did it happen? Couldn’t it wait for home?
Artist, Amy Spiers, will arrive in Erskineville bearing handkerchiefs scrawled with the stories of people who have teared up in public. You may take a hanky to keep handy for times of despair, in exchange for your own story of public sadness
New site specific and live works by Applespeil, Amy Spiers, Bababa International, Jess Olivieri, Hayley Forward and the parachutes for ladies, Zoe Meagher, Tiger Two Times, Tristan Meecham, Tape Projects and many more! Erksineville village. Stay tuned for more details!
Curated by Quarterbred Presented by Pact Supported by City of Sydney