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CALENDAR 2 - 20 MARCH 2011

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Performance/Art: Mark Amery, Emma Bugden, Sue Gallagher, Tracey Collins in conversation with Ariane Craig-Smith

What is the role of performance in visual art? Performance art and performing arts - what is the difference?

The re-staging of Jim Allen's seminal 1974 performance series Contact signals the strong presence of performance as both theme and method across several Festival exhibitions.

These include performance design survey Fly-Tower and group show Alicia Frankovich / Laresa Kosloff / Ruth Proctor at Starkwhite, bringing together the work of three international artists who address the relationship between performative body and artwork object.

Curator, art writer and former Playmarket Director Mark Amery, ARTSPACE Director Emma Bugden and the creative team behind Fly-Tower, Sue Gallagher and Tracey Collins join Festival Visual Arts Manager, Ariane Craig-Smith to discuss the relationship between performance and art.

12.30pm - 1.30pm, Wednesday 9 March.
Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent in Festival Garden.

PHOTOGRAPH: Sam Trubridge and The Playground NZ Ltd., Sleep/Wake, (2009), Auckland Town Hall, Auckland Arts Festival (2009), Image Credit: Richard Robinson, Developed in collaboration with sleep scientist Philippa Gander from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre, Massey University.