ACCA in the City is a series of performances, situations and uncanny moments designed by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art to bring attention to the characteristics of the city of Melbourne.
Starting Monday 21 September, ACCA will take art to the streets, historic sites, social and business spaces of Melbourne’s CBD in a rolling series of the unexpected. Choreography for the fans, pop up performances, processions by the river and knowledge bubbles for commuters will feature amongst the performed gestures and procedures that take place during the waking hours of city life.
Eglė Budvytytė: Some Were Carried, Some – Dragged Behind
Capital City Trail at Princes Bridge, 12-1 pm
Presenting a performance of actions along the banks of the Yarra River, Lithuanian artist Eglė Budvytytė will work with seven local performers to create moments of stillness amidst the bustle of the city.
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Kate Daw: Lights No Eyes Can See
Melbourne Town Hall steps, performances 9am & 5pm Monday-Friday
Melbourne Town Hall facade, installation daily
In her new work, Lights No Eyes Can See, Melbourne artist Kate Daw uses various creative strategies to temporarily activate the Melbourne Town Hall’s Swanston Street façade.
Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Most Expensive Thing
JCDecaux digital screens at Flinders Street and Southern Cross train stations, Intermittent intervals daily
The Most Expensive Thing appears intermittently on the JCDecaux digital screens at Flinders Street and Southern Cross train stations. Open in its provocation, generous in its inclusion, Gothe-Snape’s work for ACCA in the City ask us to consider the idea of value and question what it’s worth.
Public Movement: Training Ground
Melbourne City Square, 5-6 pm daily
For the first time in Australia, Public Movement will lead a team of Melbourne-based performers on a daily drill devised for the city of Melbourne.
ACCA will host an ACCA in the City: In Conversation event with the participating artists on Wednesday 16 September at 6pm.
Artists: Eglė Budvytytė, Kate Daw, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Public Movement