Anna Homler w/ Samuel Karmel and Lilian Steiner
Liquid Architecture is excited to present Anna Homler in January 2018, enchanting audiences with her celestial vocalese throughout her Australian tour of Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney. Homler will be chanting her divining speech and lyrical melodies with special guests Samuel Karmel and Lilian Steiner in a series of very special quasi-theatrical, fully mythic, ritualistic performances of Breadwoman.
Since 1982, Anna Homler has incanted the character of Breadwoman—an ancient storyteller housed in bread that emerged out of the downtown Los Angeles performance art scene. Of the language of Breadwoman, Homler explains “I think of English as lettuce and my own language as bread.” Kneading language into music; toys into instruments, Homler’s vocal, visual and performance practice explores alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary things.
Presented by Liquid Architecture in association with MOFO 2018. A Liquid Architecture project curated by Cara Stewart.
Image: Breadwoman, Photo by Susan Einsteinperformances
FRI 19 Jan 2018
7:45PM – 8:45PM
Turrell Stage, MONA
SAT 20 Jan 2018
ARTIST TALK + PERFORMANCE
11AM – 1:15PM
Organ Room, MONA
Anna Homler is a vocal, visual and performance artist based in Los Angeles. Exploring alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary objects, Homler sings in a melodic improvised language that is both ancient and contemporary—searching for the symbolic and tonal qualities of words and everyday objects.
Lilian Steiner is an Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer whose practice utilises the inherent intelligence of the active body as the primary tool for creating wholly encompassing visual, sonic and kinaesthetic experiences. Her work embraces the power of ephemerality within energetic exchange through emphasising the presence of weight and density within the sculptural nature of sound, the body’s form and light as an extension of the body.
Samuel Karmel is a Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist and producer best known for his work as one half of “deep narcotised balearic” duo CS + Kreme (with Conrad Standish); dreamy electronic trio F ingers (with Carla Dal Forno and Tarquin Manek); and indescribably strange noise act Bum Creek.
‘Devotion’ – CS + Kreme | video
‘All Rolled Up’ – F ingers | soundcloud
We acknowledge the Muwinina people as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay respect to those that have passed before us and acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.partners