Liveworks is back and bigger than ever. This year the experimental art and performance festival boasts three world premieres and features an impressive array of local and international artists whose works explore everything from Indigenous memory to sexuality and the future.
Highlights include the Australian premiere of Rhetorical Chorus, the largest and most ambitious performance work to date from Agatha Gothe-Snape that sets out to unravel 'the myths and methods of the 20th Century male artist'; the world premiere of Justin Shoulder's Carrion, a work that tests the boundaries between machine, animal and human in an imagined post-apocalyptic setting; and Nat Randall's The Second Woman, a 24-hour performance where 100 male participants are invited to reenact a scene from 1977 film Opening Night (which you may have be lucky enough to see at this year's Dark Mofo).
This year Day for Night joins the program for the very first time, inviting the best queer artists, DJs, musicians and performers to the festival's closing weekend for a 'glorious collision' of queer performance, contemporary art and club culture.
Liveworks runs from October 19–29 at Carriageworks. See the full program here.
Image: Nat Randall, The Second Woman, image courtesy of the artist.