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Contact High
Curated by Anador Walsh

10 January -
28 January 2022

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

Performance Night 1: 6-8pm, Thursday 20 January
Performance Night 2: 6-8pm, Thursday 27 January

In line with Gertrude’s commitment to supporting curatorial practice and the presentation of ambitious projects and public outcomes, the month of January will be dedicated to Contact High, a Performance Review takeover of Gertrude Glasshouse. 

Coming out of a two year period in which performance was engaged with primarily through the intermediaries of phone and laptop screens, Contact High seeks to emphasise that which is lost through digital dissemination: action and dialogue, movement and sweat, laboured breath and foot falls, audiences and performers, dancers and spectators, dramaturgy and scores. 

Over the course of three weeks, six Naarm based artists will be in residence at Gertrude Glasshouse; rehearsing, workshopping and developing new or existing performance works. This residency will culminate in the public presentation of these works across two performance nights on Thursday 20 January and Thursday 27 January. 

Contact High is interested in the transference that occurs between performers and audiences in the gallery and is a celebration of our newly regained ability to be together, performing and spectating.

Performance Review is a platform for critical and creative engagement with performance art. 

Anador Walsh is a curator and writer and the founding editor of Performance Review.

Music: Amrita Hepi

Design: New Association

Artists

  • Arini Byng
  • Rebecca Jensen
  • Marcus McKenzie
  • Sean Miles
  • Alexander Powers
  • Ari Tampubolon
  • Amrita Hepi
Public Program

Contact High
Performance Night 1

PerformanceThursday 20 January, 7amGertrude Glasshouse

Join us 6-8pm for the first Contact High performance night. Contact High is a three-week Performance Review residency at Gertrude Glasshouse. Contact High is interested in the transference that occurs between performers and audiences in the gallery and is a celebration of our newly regained ability to be together, performing and spectating.

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Contact High
Performance Night 2

PerformanceThursday 27 January, 7amGertrude Glasshouse

Join us 6-8pm for the second Contact High performance night. Contact High is a three-week Performance Review residency at Gertrude Glasshouse. Contact High is interested in the transference that occurs between performers and audiences in the gallery and is a celebration of our newly regained ability to be together, performing and spectating

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Performance Review thanks founding patrons Create Space Consultancy and MurriMatters for their support of Contact High.

Gertrude Glasshouse is generously supported by Michael Schwarz and David Clouston.

 The 2022 Gertrude Glasshouse exhibition program is supported by the City of Yarra’s Annual Grants Program.

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