Paris, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney – 18/11/2012

in partnership with Exist, Tape Projects and Ptarmigan

Experimental Performances
Multimedia, dance, video, sound, performance art, spoken word, installations

November 18th, 2012
7-11pm (Melbourne Time) @ Tape Projects, Melbourne
7-11pm (Sydney Time) @ Alaska Projects, Sydney
6-10pm (Brisbane Time) @ Metro Arts Basement. Brisbane
9am-1pm (Paris Time) @ La Mutinerie, Paris

Dimanche Rouge thanks its streaming partner Bambuser and the cable television channel Souvenirs From Earth.
The Paris program is sponsored by La Mutinerie and the Norwegian Embassy in Paris, and endorsed by the Dominican Republic Embassy in Paris and the Australian Embassy in Paris.
Ane Lan’s performance PERSONA received support from Co-producers: BIT-teatergarasjen, SANTARCANGLEO di Teatri, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Defibrillator Performance Gallery, and Funders: Norwegian Arts Council, Norwegian Foreign Affairs, Fond for Utøvende, Kunstnere, Danse og Teatersentrum, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.

For its 21st edition, Dimanche Rouge partners with three Australian cities, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to produce a cross streamed festival on Sunday, November 18th 2012.

Each city will present a one-hour program to be live streamed to the other cities.

The edition will begin with the Melbourne program from 7-8pm (Melbourne time), followed by Sydney 8-9pm (Sydney time), and 8-9pm (Brisbane time) ending with Paris (noon-1pm Paris time).

For the Paris edition we would like the public to join us for a complimentary breakfast at 9am and Norwegian brunch at noon.

The Paris program is curated by Dimanche Rouge, Brisbane program is curated by Nicola Morton (Exist, www.existenceperformanceart.wordpress.com), Melbourne by Zoe Scoglio and Michael Prior (Tape Projects,  www.tapeprojects.org) and Sydney by Sari Kivinen (Ptarmigan www.ptarmigan.fi).

Dimanche Rouge has become one of the largest monthly experimental performance festivals in the world with almost 600 artists from 61 different countries featured since its inception in February 2011.

Dimanche Rouge is currently developing projects abroad intended to create sustainable cultural and artistic exchanges. In 2012, in addition to the Parisian monthly events, Dimanche Rouge has also organized events at the Visual Brasil Festival in Barcelona, Spain, and in Toulouse, France. Dimanche Rouge # 20, held in conjunction with the Mairie 19eme and Kumu Art Museum, saw over 100 artists performing in Paris and Tallinn over three days.

Experimental performing arts are becoming an integral component of contemporary culture. We hope you will join us in exploring this vibrant art scene.


MELBOURNE @ Tape Projects
Time Paris 9am, Sydney/Melbourne 7pm, Brisbane 6pm
Michaela Davies and Sam Pettigrew ( 10’, hybrid art/ sound performance, Sydney)
Deanne Butterworth & Michael Munson (10’, dance, installation, sound)
T. R. Carter and Arie Rain Glorie (10’, performance art)
Hannah Beth Rasin (duration variable,  performance art)
Scratch Ensemble – (duration determined by group consensus, composition, action, undetermined)

SYDNEY @ Alaska Projects
Time Paris 10am, Sydney/Melbourne 8pm, Brisbane 7pm
Schappylle Scragg (10’, host performer)
Liam Benson (10’, vocal performance)
Janet Meaney (20’, performance art)
Naomi Oliver (10’, performance art)

BRISBANE @ Metro Arts Basement
Time Paris 11am, Sydney/Melbourne 9pm, Brisbane 8pm
Botborg (10’, audio-visual feedback)
Leif Arwen Gifford (7’, expanded video art)
Onnie Art (3’, expanded vocal duet)
Leena Riethmuller (30’ durational, installation, simultaneous)
Velvet Pesu (30’ durational, installation, simultaneous)
Jamie Hume and Ben H. (5’, found sound)
Unique Oil Free Air (5’, found sound)
Marisa Allen (5’, spoken word)
459 (5’, live video)

PARIS @ La Mutinerie
Time Paris noon, Sydney/Melbourne 10pm, Brisbane 9pm
Ismael Ogando (25’, performance art, Dominican Republic)
Ane Lan (25’, experimental dance ritual, Norway)

Michaela Davies and Sam Pettigrew ‘Involuntary Duet’ Questioning accepted notions of creative agency in the creation of music the project explores new territory in the use of technology to create sound in performance. A MIDI composition created by the artist is used to trigger a custom built EMS device which sends electrical impulses to performers’ muscles, generating specific involuntary movements which cause the musicians to ‘play’ their instruments. Underscoring the tension between control and freedom in performance, the work expresses the spirit and potential implications of Schoenberg’s statement “art is born not of ‘I can’ but of ‘I must’” in a playfully expanded field. www.michaeladavies.net, http://www.sampettigrew.net

Deanne Butterworth & Michael Munson ‘MINDSET’ will be a real time interactive audio and video with live sound based on the installation and performance of TWINSHIPS at West Space Gallery  in October & November 2012. This performance of MINDSET for Dimanche Rouge will utilise a previous performance as a springboard for a new event which will combine ‘liveness’ with ‘document’ to explore notions of connectivity, perception and time.  www.deannebutterworth.com & www.mgmsonic.com

T. R. Carter and Arie Rain Glorie
‘Body Communication’, like a painters hand is present in the brush stroke on a canvas, the artists as body are present in the space. Artists T.R. Carter and Arie Rain Glorie will collaborate to improvise a performance artwork, with video and sound elements, which explores the communicative capacity of the body in contemporary art. http://arierainglorie.wix.com/arierainglorie#!home/mainPage

Scratch Ensemble ‘Scratch Music’.  In the tradition of Cornelius Cardew, the Scratch Ensemble will convene to perform Scratch Music. Each member of this ensemble will design their own graphic score, bringing their own instrument (in the broadest sense of the word) with which to realise their creation. With no prior knowledge of each other’s work, the members of the ensemble will perform their scores in unison. http://ascratch.blogspot.com.au/

Hannah Raisin ‘Contact’. A performance provocation that explores surface and connection. Adorned with a bubble wrap suit, the artist invites audience to pop the bubbles encasing her body. http://hannahraisin.com/

Schappylle Scragg is the hostest with the mostest. Last seen sunning herself in all her bling glory on the hottest Gold Coast beaches, Schappylle has returned to Sydney for a blast with her wild past. She will also host the Sydney component of Dimanche Rouge #21 where France meets Australia meets Schappylle. http://www.myspace.com/schappylle

Liam Benson presents the performance ‘In his own words’ which is a performance responding to site of Alaska projects. Using the acoustics of the car park Benson will explore his vocal range by reciting and sounding out words, sentences and songs associated with Australian masculinity.

Janet Meaney’s performance  ‘Journeying’ alludes to the ephemerality of our naming and mark making as we journey through the cycle of life. “I will step barefooted into a puddle of white kaolin clay. Carrying a sack, I will scatter Tumerict from it onto the ground in front of me. Then, walking forward I will leave white imprints in the Tumeric  until they become faint.  Walking back I will again step into the puddle and repeat the action alongside the previous foot prints. This action will be repeated until the lines of prints form a circle emanating from the centre. The kaolin defines me as caucasian, the tumeric signifies the Indian tradition of purifying and beautifying the body and the action is performed on sacred aboriginal land ‘Yarrandabby” Elizabeth Bay.

Naomi Oliver presents a performance titled ‘Yes / No’ which looks at identifying and overcoming self-defeating behaviours (in this case, passivity), exploring the space between personal resolve and  actual outcome: I want this, but keeping doing this instead. “Though I can feel the undertow/ I never make a complaint/ Till it’s too late for restraint
Then when I want to I can’t/ I can’t sayyyyyy Oh no”. (Rodgers And Hammerstein ‘I Cain’t Say No!’)

Botborg is an audio-visual performance group that fuses and rewires raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-colour synaesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, Botborg create totally live multi-sensory assaults of interdependent colour and rhythm, pushing the limits of technology to invoke the maximum possible stimulation of their audience’s mind and body. www.botborg.com

Leif Arwen Gifford ‘Explosive Tendencies’ A magical realist expression of explosive tenedencies, informed by explosive climactic situations and an attempt to reconcile positive Nihilism. Utilising video Mapping and audiovisual coalition of sound performance and video.
Onnie Art ‘Yasi’ Vocal duet for effected male and female voices and bodies. Performance features artists in the throw of an overhead projector with a simple fan and cellophane effect. Originally conducted in Melbourne as cyclone Yasi battered the north Queensland coast and symbolises an elemental transmutation from sea to and, female to male, water to fire.

Leena Riethmuller ‘Saliva (Absorption)’ a performance in which I groom myself from a large puddle of my own saliva. The performance begins with myself standing in the middle of the space, wearing a little black dress and pearl earrings, next to the pre-made puddle of saliva. I kneel down into the puddle and scoop the fluid over my head and shoulders and onto my dress. This process of grooming is slow and deliberate. www.leenariethmuller.tumblr.com

Velvet Pesu “Concentric Cirles on Red’” is a framed act of conscious play, the unfolding, becoming and unveiling of self through process, chance, accident, change, temporality, rhythm, voice, light and image. The projection is handmade/drawn film made entirely of recycled materials on a modified a purpose built hand cranked projector. The costume is also played as an instrument and made from recycled and organic materials.

Makeshift Dance Collective “Speak for Oneself” a dance for two, explores the concept of articulation, language and communication break down.

Jamie Hume and Ben H. “TB and TARLD’ Music for science fiction tragics, celebrating bulgakov, wormholes, the stargate project, the explosion and the lights. all our stuff is either broken or bent its as if we’re choking out the last breath.
Also featuring Unique Oil Free Air, Bremen Town Musician and 459.

Ismael Ogando “RITE OF WEST” Using visual elements of ancient african voodoo rituals will transform my body from African to caucasian, in a round series of actions involving oil, powder and fire.

Ane Lan “PERSONA” Presented in a White Cube Gallery space, PERSONA takes form as a occult ritual, investigating the worshiping of personality in contemporary media Industry though the diffuse concept: stage charisma. A female dancer goes through different emotional and psychological stages revealing a complex relationship to the audience and her 6 male accompanies. PERSONA invites to a contemporary reading of Freuds Narcissism complex through references to early 20th century feminist performance strategies by women artists as Valerie de Saint-Point, Mary Wigman, Vera Fokina and others, and the exploration of the psyche in the 1966 Ingmar Bergman film PERSONA. www.anelan.com
Interviews and images available upon request.

Tape Projects
1/81 Bouverie St, Carlton,
Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia, 3053.
View map here.
Alaska Projects is located on Level 2 of the Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd Elizabeth Bay (directly behind the Kings Cross Police station).
Metro Arts Basement, 109 Edward St, Brisbane Qld 4000.
176-178 rue Saint Martin
75003 Paris
METRO Ligne 11 – Rambuteau, Ligne 4 – Etienne Marcel, Lignes 1, 7, 14 – Châtelet

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