Timely Readings: A Study on Live Art in Australia


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Available for pre-order now! Timely Readings will ship in September and the Guide will be launched at LADA on Friday 6 September.

Timely Readings: A Study on Live Art in Australia is a new artwork and Study Room Guide produced by Madeleine Hodge and Sarah Rodigari for the Live Art Development Agency.

To create the guide Madeleine and Sarah turned their attention to RealTime Magazine to consider what kind of history might be revealed through a poetic analysis of the specific lens of this publication. Their process not only shows Live Art practices as they currently exist across Australia but attempts to map the forms emergence, through theatre, social practice and visual arts, providing international publics with an understanding of the importance of these published traces.

Part of the Study Room Guide takes form as a double-sided poster which offers an alternative approach to reading the archive. It is both an artwork and aesthetic enquiry which invites the reader to reflect on the vast landscapes of Australian practice. Abstracted titles from over 600 performances produce a poetic record in which themes, styles of language, and syntax re-perform the various threads of performance discourse over time. The poster and the guide have been designed by Ella Sutherland.

This poster is available for sale on Unbound. The published guide will be available for download on LADA’s website shortly.

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Weight 800.0 kg