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John Gillies: Proposal for a Performance Space

John Gillies presents an evolving exhibition 'Proposal for a Performance Space' at Articulate project space including a new video work Untitled_2020 and the soundwork Crowd.
Gillies, who most recently performed his video-music works at the Golden Age Cinema will also perform live music to accompany the installed video work.  He is joined on August 1st by legendary Australian experimental keyboard player Chris Abrahams on organ. Gillies has also performed similar work at Artspace NZ, ACCA and the IMA Brisbane.

Originally conceived as a showing of Gillies VR experiments with Tactical Space Lab, it expanded to include abstract video and conceptual soundwork which references the VR work. The VR work proposes a model for a new kind of performance space, that is endlessly re-configurable and flexible. While yearning for the connection to live performance, it proposes ways beyond the current impasse. Expect the exhibition to change and evolve over the coming weeks.

See the events below (due to limited numbers please register with Eventbrite to attend).

John Gillies  (photo: Alessio Cavallaro)

Conditions of entry to the exhibition:
There are limited places in the gallery. You may have to wait a few minutes if the gallery is full.
Please stay at home if you’re unwell.
Stay at home if you’ve been in contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.
Please wear a mask in the gallery. We have spare ones
Utilise hand sanitisers provided at the entrance of the gallery.
Fill in your contact tracing information on entry to the gallery.
Maintain 1.5 metres distance from other visitors and staff.
You are encouraged to bring your own headphones to the gallery

This project has been supported by funding from the Inner West Council through its 2020 Creative and Cultural Resilience Grants Program.