Public Movement

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ACCA in the City

...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...
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Johanna Billing: Tiny Movements

...to the group, observing that individual freedoms and actions are directed by physical surroundings and peer pressures. Billing’s films also expose the complicated relationship of private and public, inside and exterior. Through her filmed interactions, Billing often addresses political climates...
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Public Movement: Training Ground

Taking place in the lead up to the AFL Grand Final, a team of Melbourne-based performers, trained by Public Movement, will undertake a daily drill devised for the city of Melbourne. Entitled, Training Ground, this new action will commence at the edge...
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John Lethbridge: Understanding Anima

An exhibition of works strongly influenced by the Constructivist and Vorticist art movements that was concerned with the human body, its consciousness and psyche.PublicationJohn Lethbridge: Understanding Anima ...
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David Noonan and Simon Trevaks: 100MPH

David Noonan and Simon Trevaks video and installation 100mph provided the opportunity to experience the sensation of a solo racing adventure though the use of carefully constructed sets and computer-simulated movement. Moving headlong towards an incident (real...
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OFF-SITE PROJECT:
Make it Modern at Deloitte

ACCA was invited to devise an exhibition for the offices of Deloitte, Melbourne. Taking the ‘modern movement’ of the offices as a cue, Juliana Engberg created Make it Modern, a context specific and critical look at the corporate environment. Exhibiting Artists: Lisa...
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Mark Galea: Model

Mark Galea’s practice explores the principals of movement and motion, often referred to in his paintings. On this occasion he applied his interests to real space with a 90 degree rotation intervention in the middle gallery at ACCA. The floor was moved to a wall, the ceiling was relocated...
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Hagar Ophir: There will be no kangaroos in Melbourne city

In this one-off lecture, Hagar Ophir (Public Movement delegate to Melbourne), will present her impressions of Melbourne which were formed during a site-visit to the city in preparation for the development of a new work by Public Movement for ACCA in the City. Hagar will discuss...
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ACCA in the City: In-Conversation

Hear firsthand about ACCA in the City from participating artists Eglė Budvytytė, Kate Daw, Hagar Ophir from Public Movement, and curator Hannah Mathews. The in-conversation will conclude with a special performance by Kate Daw's local Grateful Dead performers...
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Tacita Dean

ACCA’s major survey by internationally acclaimed artist Tacita Dean presented recent and new projects including the major portrait film works Merce Cunningham performs ‘Stillness (in three movements)’ to John Cage’s composition 4’33...
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Things that Go Bump In the Night

...place of the public plaza. Leber and Chesworth’s work encourages questions about freedom of movement and governmental control in a public space, and Kosloff’s films turn the city into a cinematic location full of kinetic charisma.” City Square from 21 July - 7...
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NIRIN NAARM

...nbsp;NIRIN is at the forefront of global movements to centre indigeneity, to reconsider cultural narratives and practices, and to reimagine public spaces, monuments and memory. Hosted online for a limited one-week period, NIRIN NAARM provides...
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A Kind of You: 6 Portraits by Roni Horn

...to pin down. Horn’s photographs show studies of physiognomy in the finest variations in which the individual is always a plurality. Commissioning Curator: Juliana Engberg Publication...
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Tom Nicholson: Public Meeting

...of place and displacement, inscription and movement, exile and homecoming that course through the artist’s work. This dialogue between the horizontality of landscape and the verticality of monuments conjures, as Mihnea Mircan describes in a new publication, a sense of ‘lateral vertigo’, manifest...
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Tom Nicholson: Chimney in store (Towards a monument to Batman’s Treaty)

Towards a monument to Batman’s Treaty) 2021 marks the culmination of the artist’s long-term public art project Towards a monument to Batman’s Treaty, the project that begins with the conflicted meanings associated with Melbourne’s first European chimney, built by William Buckley...
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ACCA Open: Digital Commissions

...explore the endless ambience and elasticity of time, while Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich deploy language, movement and neuroscience to consider the increasing prevalence of algorithmic subjectivity. Archie Barry’s project is oriented towards the affective realms...
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ACCA in the City

...to the characteristics of Melbourne itself. Tel Aviv-based group Public Movement have created a new work drawing on the cultural conflicts and community found on Melbourne’s sporting fields.  A world-renowned performance body, Public Movement investigates and stages actions in public...
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What is Public Art?

Public Movement, Training Ground, 2015. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Courtesy the artists. Photograph: Zan Wimberley Performance-based public artworks...
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Who’s Afraid of Public Space? –Think Tank #4: Movement of people & safety in public

Join MPavilion and ACCA for this panel discussion exploring ideas of safety, movement, surveillance, physical distancing, visibility and invisibility within Melbourne’s public spaces. Think Tank Moderator Nur Shkembi, artist, curator and PhD candidate, University of Melbourne...
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NIRIN NAARM Artist Talks

...movements to centre indigeneity, to reconsider cultural narratives and practices, and to reimagine public spaces, monuments and memory.
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NIRIN NAARM | presented by ACCA and Biennale of Sydney | Artistic Director Brook Andrew interview

...and discrimination, along with questions of justice, truth-telling, reconciliation and reparation. NIRIN is at the forefront of global movements to centre indigeneity, to reconsider cultural narratives and practices, and to reimagine public spaces, monuments and memory...