At this open event, Tara and Sara will talk about their practice as noise and movement artists engaged in performance and community-building.
Tara will discuss her practice as a noise artist, transitioning between genders and public identities (M=>F; One Man Nation => Tara Transitory), and her project International //gender|o|noise Underground, which involves mapping and documenting lives of trans women in Asia and Europe, and creating performances using live noise generators. Sara will discuss her practice using the marginalised body as a site of intervention to explore queer and decolonizing contexts through movement.
Together they will share how they work with local, regional and international artists to create an ever-evolving, multifaceted community of radical listeners without borders.
With hosting and provocation from Sydney artist (recently relocated to Melbourne to begin a Curatorial Practice PhD at Monash, yessss!) Frances Barrett.
Originally from Singapore, Transitory works as One Man Nation, performing, documenting and developing communities in Europe and Asia. Her project International //gender|o|noise Underground consists of mapping and documenting lives of trans women in Asia and Europe and creating performances using noise.
Sara Mikolai is a movement-based artist born in Berlin, to a Sri Lankan- Tamil mother and a German father. Trained in Bharatanatyam, her performative context was that of the Sri Lankan-Tamil diasporic community. She started to collaborate in various contexts of contemporary dance since 2007. Today, through a decolonizing and queer contextualization, she creates experimental situations, performances and rituals, in which she challenges normative boundaries and the relationship between viewer and performer.
Frances Barrett is an artist and curator who works across performative and live modes, collaborative models and socially engaged processes. Her practice is informed by queer and feminist methodologies and the histories of performance art practice