10 January -
28 January 2022
Gertrude Glasshouse44 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