Wed 16 February 2022, 7:00 pm

- 24/03/2022

Performance, GALLERY NIGHT

GALLERY NIGHT | LIVE: Blackartprojects presents Amala Groom

The Kelvin Club 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Myths & Legends: a didactic. Performance by Amala Groom. Provocateur + Dramaturgy by Madeleine Collie. Development supported by Parramatta Artist Studios. 

Across western ‘thinking,’ the Aboriginal experience of transdimensionalism is positioned as ‘fantasy’ and defined as science fiction.

Switching between modes of lecture and storytelling, Myths & Legends: a didactic seeks to reposition this fallacy with Groom presenting an ‘expandafile’ on the research behind her work for Melbourne Art Fair; fifty interventions into popular fantasy illustrator Steve Hickman’s posters now overlayed with bold statements in ethereal red text that position aspects of western operations that upon deeper reflection are only ‘real because we believe in them’.

This performance invites the audience to question the power and authority that we as a populace acquiesce to in a civic space; when we are ‘willing subjects’ – not because we choose or decide to but because we are not ‘not willing’.

Arrive from 6:30pm for a 7:00pm performance.

Amala Groom is presented by Blackartprojects  (Melbourne Art Fair, Booth E4)

LIVE is presented by Glenfiddich and supported by City of Melbourne. GALLERY NIGHT is presented as part of the Broadsheet LATE NIGHTS program, and is supported by City of Melbourne through the Events Partnership Program (EPP).


Image: Amala Groom, The Union, 2019, production still. Courtesy the artist and Blackartprojects, Naarm/Melbourne.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the place now called Victoria, and all First Peoples living and working on this land. We recognise and celebrate the cultural heritage, creative contributions, and stories of the First Peoples of Victoria. We pay respect to Elders of today, emerging Elders of tomorrow and Elders of the past.

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