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ASSEMBLING ASSEMBLAGE #1

LEARN MORE ABOUT MATTHEW DAY'S HOUSEMATE PROGRAM PERFORMANCE ASSEMBLAGE #1

LECTURE/CONVERSATION: AN ASSEMBLAGE TO COME

This lecture-conversation by Matthew Day in conversation with Philipa Rothfield will dwell on the conceptual inner workings and makings of Matthew Day's new work. In a non-representational way, Mathew Day will be using 12 islands of practice/thinking/doing as a poetic way of entering the intimate forces at play behind this creative process. An improvisation of cuts and breaks, we move through different media opening the back doors and exposing the inner workings and outer regions of Matthew Day's experimental choreographic practice. Small in scale and intimate in gesture, this lecture conversation takes th e shape of a circle, and inhabits the space of the rehearsal studio amidst the trace elements and virtual forces of Assemblage #1. You are very welcome.

Date: Tuesday, 15 November
Time:
6.30-8pm
Where: Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio
Facilitated by Philipa Rothfield (Dancehouse, Creative Advisor)

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ARTIST AT WORK: OPENING ASSEMBLAGE

As part of the Housemate residency, Matthew Day has invited several provocateurs to support him in interrogating, challenging, needling and critiquing his research process. Some of these sessions are open to the public and you are invited into the intimate space of the studio to witness the making of a work as it unfolds corporeally and intellectually.

Date: Thursday, 17 November
Time:
5-7pm
Where: Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio
With Philipa Rothfield (Dancehouse, Creative Advisor)
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Date: Saturday, 19 November
Time:
5-7pm
Where: Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio
With Hannah Matthews (Monash University Museum of Art, Senior Curator)
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Q&A POST SHOW CONVERSATION

Jana Perkovic in conversation with Matthew Day, Martin Del Amo and Tim Darbyshire.

Date: Friday, 25 November
Time: 9pm (directly after the performance commencing at 8pm - book for Friday's performance)
Where: Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio

 

OPEN WORKSHOPS

As part of his Housemate 2016 residency, Matthew Day will open his studio practice through a series of movement research workshops.

The series will experiment with how everyday movements, such as walking, sitting, and standing may be de-formed and re-configured through dancing - attending to choreographic problems and scores.

The workshop program will unfold along lines of instinct. With no pre-determined map, we will move, attend to each others movement and through these encounters, construct a series of attention techniques and material procedures. Here, composition is conceived as a play of external and internal forces. We propose that improvisation is always composition, and seek to blur the edges and surfaces of dance and choreography into each other, always inhabiting the intersections and margins.

Date: Wednesday 9 November and Wednesday 16 November
Time:
3-5pm
Where: Dancehouse, Sylvia Staehli Theatre
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TEMPORARY READING ROOM

We have asked Mathew Day to share with you the authors and texts that inspired ASSEMBLAGE #1. This space is a temporary Reading Room set up for you to discover an artist's practice through the thinking that nurtured this creative process.

Date: 26-27 November
Time:
11am-7pm
Where: Dancehouse, Gallery