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Arini Byng in collaboration with Rebecca Jensen, Lilian Steiner and Rohan Rebeiro, I felt it when you fell, 2021, performance documentation, Contact High, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne. Photo: Keelan O’Heir. Courtesy of Gertrude and Performance Review.

Performance Review is publishing an ongoing series in response to Gertrude's 2022 Artistic Program. The first in the series is highlighted below, and the forthcoming editions in the series will be announced over the year.

By Performance Review

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.

6 Days by daniel ward on Performance Review

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

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