APT8 Publications

APT8 reflects the vigour of creative centres throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific. With an emphasis on performance and representations of the body, the exhibition explores artists’ use of the human form to express cultural, social and political ideas in times of enormous change. Expanding on the thematic focuses of the Triennial, this compact exhibition catalogue features illustrated essays by the exhibition’s curators that provide…

‘Yumi Danis (We Dance)’ project

Yumi Danis (We Dance) is co-curated with Ni-Vanuatu songwriter, musician and author Marcel Meltherorong (Mars Melto), and brings together dancers and musicians from Papua, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.It is staged as an immersive multimedia installation, animated by contemporary dance and consciously addresses the issues involved in translating and…

APT8 Live: Final Super Critical Mass Public Workshop and Rehearsal

Be part of the art! Calling all past Super Critical Mass workshop attendees and new participants, who are interested in being part of the massed Super Critical Mass performance on the closing weekend of APT8 this Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 April 2016. In this final creative workshop and rehearsal, you will use the Federation…

APT8 Live: In Conversation with Lawrence English

Join Lawrence English at GOMA from 3pm Saturday 9 April as he discusses his work Audition. Lawrence English is an artist and composer who uses his creative practice to engender greater spatial awareness. English makes field recordings to capture local environmental sounds that are normally beyond unassisted hearing or exist on the periphery of attention.…

APT8: Angela Tiatia Edging and Seaming

The video work Edging and Seaming is a love letter to humility. Angela Tiatia’s tightly composed video and performance works often act as portraits of both an individual’s experience and an aspect of contemporary society. They present Tiatia’s own body or those of her loved ones, performing repetitive actions of physical or symbolic endurance, enabling…