Framed Movements

10 Oct–23 Nov 2014

ACCA Main Exhibition Gallery

Framed Movements investigates the potential that lies at the shifting boundaries between dance and art.

Exploring the many ways a movement based approach to the occupation of time and space is practiced not only in dance but increasingly in the realm of contemporary art, the exhibition brings together a series of Australian and international artists who use a choreographic approach in their work.

Curated by ACCA Associate Curator Hannah Mathews, the exhibition considers how choreographic tools, such as devised movement, sequencing, notation, improvisation and scores, are now employed by artists to emphasise the materiality of movement.

A series of performances will accompany the exhibition, drawing our attention to the potential of the body in space and its ability to draw us into a physical conversation with the world around us.

A highlight is the Australian premiere of New York performance artist Maria Hassabi’s hypnotizing Intermission, first performed at the combined Cypriot/Lithuanian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, and an eight hour installation of sculptural movements and physical endurance.

Other performances and demonstrations will be presented by Helen Grogan, Alicia Frankovich and Lane Cormick.

Exhibiting artists:  Gwenneth Boelens, Ann Carlson & Mary Ellen Strom, Lane Cormick, Brian Fuata, Alicia Frankovich, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Nathan Gray, Helen Grogan, Maria Hassabi, Joachim Koester, Paulina Olowska, Jess Olivieri, Hayley Forward & Parachutes for Ladies, Emily Roysdon, Sandra Selig, Lee Serle.

Presented by Melbourne Festival and ACCA.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body

Choreography (for Gallery 2, ACCA) by Gwenneth Boelens and Helen Grogan was realised with the support of Creffield Digital Print, West Melbourne and John Andraos.