Jo Lloyd & Eva Rothschild: Cutout

Mon 1 Oct 2018

This is a past program.
Main Exhibition Gallery
$15 concession / $20 full

Join us in the galleries for Jo Lloyd & Eva Rothschild: Cutout, a unique performance developed by Melbourne choreographer Jo Lloyd in response to the solo exhibition by Eva Rothschild at ACCA (28 September – 25 November 2018). This major new choreographic work will explore urbanism and the tension between real and imagined histories through movement.

Bringing together ten of Melbourne’s leading contemporary dancers, Lloyd will create a choreographic system based on the concept of taming a city, augmented landscapes, borrowed scenery, shared fictions and the endeavour of pilgrimage. The performers will negotiate Eva Rothschild’s sculptures choreographically, both verbally and non-verbally, in a live performance.

Lloyd’s choreographic methodology incorporates the use of set and ever-evolving parameters for the performers and herself to continually negotiate live. Her choreography examines information which resides in the body and requires the performers to fuel movement through intersecting fantasy and memory.

The concepts and themes in Eva Rothschild’s sculptural work resonate strongly with Lloyd’s practice, particularly with the ambiguity between renewal and collapse, structure and fluidity, open and closed forms.

Doors open and bar open: 5:30pm 
Performance starts: 6:30pm

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Deanne Butterworth, Belle Frahn-Starkie, Sheridan Gerrard, Hillary Goldsmith, Rebecca Jensen, Shian Law, Claire Leske, Jo Lloyd, Harrison Richie-Jones and Thomas Woodman.

Composed by Duane Morrison

By Eva Rothschild in collaboration with Andrew Treloar

Michaela Coventry, Sage Arts

CUTOUT has been commissioned by ACCA for the exhibition Eva Rothschild: Kosmos presented by ACCA in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival. CUTOUT is supported by the Dance Board, the Australia Council for the Arts and The SUBSTATION.


For the past 15 years, dancer and choreographer Jo Lloyd has been working with choreography as a social encounter that reveals behaviour over particular durations and circumstances. She has focused on building a solid team of collaborators which has enabled her to create a distinct and vibrant aesthetic.

She has been presenting award winning work in gallery spaces and theatres in Japan, New York, Hong Kong and in Australia for Dance Massive, the Biennale of Sydney, Dark MOFO, NGV, Mpavilion, Gertrude Contemporary and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. She was recently nominated for a Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award for her work Mermermer, Chunky Move’s 2016 Next Move commission. Lloyd has undertaken several residencies: Asialink residencies in Japan, and was Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc. in 2016, and is a current artist in residence at The Substation, Melbourne.

Eva Rothschild has exhibited widely since the early 2000s, following post-graduate studies at Goldsmith’s College, London and an earlier degree at the University of Ulster, Belfast. Recent solo exhibitions include Iceberg Hits, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, 2018; A Material Enlightenment, 303 Gallery, New Work, 2017; Alternative to Power, The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2016; A Gated Community, Sonneveld House, Rotterdam, 2016; and Sightings, Nasher Sclpture Center, Dallas 2012. Rothschild was awarded the 2012 Childrens’ Art Commission at London’s Whitechapel Gallery and the 2009 Duveen Commission by Tate Britain. In 2011 she was commissioned to produce a new public work, Empire, for New York’s Public Art Fund.


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