At the centre of Next Wave Festival 2014 is Blak Wave; our keynote initiative, exploring what’s personally, politically and artistically next for Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Encompassing seven new art projects, a rollicking talks series and a new publication, Blak Wave has been opening up new conversations all across the Festival. And with only a few days left of the Festival, we’ve compiled a super-handy list of all the remaining Blak Wave events. There’s so much to see! Get on it!
Join the lunchtime conversation at the Arts Workers Roundtable. Explore current and new approaches to expanding the circle of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander work. Free entry.
Deepen the debate on cross-cultural relations at Breakfast Club. Talk with Ilbijerri Theatre Company’s Rachael Maza, Uncle Jack Charles and others. Free entry with breakfast provided.
Watch Sarah-Jane Norman and five other “post-virtuoso” pianists working in shifts to sight-read their way through Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 in a grueling 12 hour musical experiment.
CLOSING THIS WEEKEND
Get your 3D on and spear cattle at Melbourne Museum in Steaphan Paton’s My Bullock Modified.
Follow the fictionalised biographies of two men, one Blackfulla, one Whitefulla, in Sean Jorvn’s SEETHrough.
Witness dance artist Carly Sheppard in White Face, examining the social, cultural and personal impact of the 1937 Aboriginal Assimilation Policy.
Join fellow dance-artist Ghenoa Gela in Winds of Woerr, bringing to life the stories of her family and ancestors: the tale of the Four Winds of the Torres Straits.
NOW AND BEYOND
Enter Screen Space for Megan Cope’s satirical video work, The Blaktism, capturing the moment of her recent experience in obtaining her ‘Certificate of Aboriginality’.
Experience Ryan Presely’s Lesser Gods, an immersive amalgamation of sound, moving image and interactivity to evoke spiritual traditions and re-position them in contemporary dialogue.
Capture this moment of Indigenous arts with a copy of the Blak Wave publication. Purchase it here.
Check out our preview video below, with interviews and images from Blak Wave contributors and Next Wave artists.