HOWL ARTIST LAB: LOCAL PERFORMER EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
PICA is seeking EOIs from Perth-based artists to join a performance lab as part of Howl, a live performance work by Aphids, presented at PICA on 21, 27 and 28 July 2018.
Artists who have a strong interest in experimental performance, site-specificity and socially engaged practice are encouraged to apply.
WINNER: 2016 GREEN ROOM AWARD FOR DESIGN, CONTEMPORARY AND EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Do those who object to contemporary art prefer community parades?
Howl is a celebration of 15 significant moments in art history. A ritual procession starring a sculpture of Captain Cook, thousands of sunflower seeds and a killer whale named Tilikum. A requiem that is unquestionably queer, arguably dangerous and probably obscene. Performed by four women. Scored by Mozart himself.
Howl commemorates controversy – from the furore aroused over a feminist self- portrait and the outrage at a rainbow being burnt repeatedly in a public square, to the indignation of artists arrested on suspicion of bio-terrorism. Howl energetically probes the reactions art can invoke, and the perspective that history permits.
3 excerpts: 7 – 9pm, Saturday 21 July @ Greater Together event
Season: 7:30pm, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July
Selected artists will collaborate with a team of Australia’s leading experimental performance makers, Willoh S.Weiland, Lara Thoms, Lz Dunn and Mish Grigor to recreate Howl for the PICA site. The lab will expand knowledge of performance making methodology, collaborative structures and offer an opportunity to work one on one with the lead artists. Adapting Howl to the site will examine how the work responds to this current historical moment, to PICA’s context and to that of art making in WA.
Expressions of Interest are due by 5pm WST Friday 29 June.