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Festival of Live Art 2018

Participate in a relay at Melbourne City Baths, see a Twitter-triggered tennis match and learn to twerk.
By Tom Clift
March 12, 2018
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Festival of Live Art 2018

Participate in a relay at Melbourne City Baths, see a Twitter-triggered tennis match and learn to twerk.
By Tom Clift
March 12, 2018
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Immerse yourself in experimental and experiential art, as some of the most exciting creatives the country has to offer descend on Melbourne this March. Returning for its third year, the biennial Festival of Live Art is the largest event of its kind in Australia, dedicated to showcasing bold, intriguing participatory work across every conceivable discipline.

Running from March 13–25 at venues around town, the festival's 2018 program is packed with highlights. Tanya Lee's Landing asks festival-goers to take part in a relay at the Melbourne City Baths, with participants collectively swimming the distance between Australia and Manus. Meanwhile, Cigdem Aydemir's The New National Sport will see the artist return the serve of a machine that ejects a tennis ball anytime anyone tweets the word 'terror' — something that happens about once about every 15 seconds.

If you're looking for something a little less intense, Adele Varcoe's Wowzzzeee aims to bring audiences together through the sewing and wearing of onesies. Or you can take part in Caroline Garcia's one-on-one twerking workshop that doubles as a history lesson of the artform (yes, we called it an artform).

Image: Twerkshop courtesy of Proximity Festival 2014, shot by Peter Cheng. 

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