Contemporary live art showcase including performances from the UK, USA and Spain.
A collection of video documents from Here, Now DIY Depot, an interactive performance event curated by Panther, (Madeleine Hodge and Sarah Rodigari) and featuring artists from around Australia who make work outside traditional theatre contexts.
Chelsea programme notes:In a world consumed by identity crises and at the same time dominated by advertising, how might a humble being begin to claim back space?Director Richard Maxwell: “ADS captures and refines questions I have been thinking about for a long time. What is presence? What does absence provide? What is it about performance that I like? What is it about people that I like? ” ADS offers participants an opportunity to publicly state their beliefs with one stipulation: Be sincere.”Boundary-pushing…suggests…you can create humane, affecting works of theater without the literal presence of human beings.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York TimesConceived and directed by Richard Maxwell for New York City Players