Swimming in the edgeless sea by Claire Summers on Performance Review
Written in response to Octopus 22: Baroquetopus (Humanimal entanglements and tentacular spectaculars), curated by Tessa Laird, Swimming in the edgeless sea is authored by Claire Summers and reflects on performances held at Gertrude Contemporary on Saturday 14 May 2022:
Lisa Salvo, Shaun Fogarty, Emily Bennett, Tina Stefanou and Joseph Franklin, Planetary Commons, 2022, presented as part of Octopus 22: Baroquetopus (Humanimal entanglements and tentacular spectaculars), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne.
Lichen Kelp, Dylan Martorell and Jason Hood, Kelping, 2022, presented as part of Octopus 22: Baroquetopus (Humanimal entanglements and tentacular spectaculars), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne.
6 Days is the first in the series of articles published by Performance Review in conjunction with Gertrude.
Conceived as a poetic response to Contact High, 6 Days is authored by daniel ward (no more poetry).
Contact High was a Performance Review takeover of Gertrude Glasshouse. Over the course of three weeks, six Naarm based artists rehearsed, workshopped and developed new or existing performance works in the gallery. This residency culminated in the public presentation of these works across two performance nights on 20 and 27 January 2022.
6 Days conceptualises each of the six Contact High performance as a day. The poems appear in order of performances. Read the full response on Performance Review.