Fragment 31 (Melbourne)
Co-curatorial contribution by Leisa Shelton with works live and on exhibit by Helen Cole, Casey Jenkins, James McAllister and Stelarc.
Stelarc, Zombies, Cyborgs and Chimeras - Alternate Anatomical Architectures. Presentation at the III Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Image © Edward Smith.
Stelarc. Exhibition view of the video of the performance Ear On Arm Suspension at the III Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Photograph by We Exhibit.
Casey Jenkins, sMother. Endurance performance of 6 days and installation at the III Venice International Performance Art Week. Image © Lorenza Cini
Fragment 31 is a Melbourne-based performance collective, focussed
on interdisciplinary practice and research. It is led by Leisa Shelton with
associate artists assembling in varying combinations depending on the
requirements of the diverse projects under investigation. Leisa Shelton is a performance artist/maker and
curator with a practice that foregrounds collaboration and an advocacy for new
Australian transdisciplinary work. Leisa's current practice is focused on
Curatorship and Development of new frames for the presentation and development
of Performance. This shift in direction from having worked
nationally and internationally as a performer, maker, director and teacher of
performance, evolved out of a recognition of distinct gaps in the cultural
landscape for opportunities that offered greater visibility and recognition for
Australian Contemporary Performance.
Having presented the Australian Artists Section in the 2014 edition, Fragment 31 returns at the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2016 co-curating works live and on exhibit by Helen Cole, Casey Jenkins, James McAllister and Stelarc.
James McAllister, (utter) ORATORIO. Long durational performance of 3 days and installation at the III Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Image © Edward Smith
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