David Pledger is Running For Office
- VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Gorman Main Hall
- COST: Free but bookings required
- PRESENTER: Strange Attractor
- WHEN: 5:30am to 7am
23 June 2016
In the context of the 2016 Federal Election, David Pledger will launch a durational artwork in the form of a campaign where he seeks to be elected for various offices in multiple contexts over a number of years.
David Pledger asks how should artists and politicians behave in a time when civil society and political culture are profoundly disconnected? What is an artist? What is a politician? And what kind of politician might an artist be?
David Pledger is a renowned contemporary artist and Director of “Not Yet It’s Difficult” working within and between the performing, visual and media arts in Australia, Asia and Europe.
strange attractor is a choreographic development platform for artists interested to engage in cross art form collaboration, interdisciplinary practices and contemporary performance making. It is a process with focus on of choreographic investigation, artistic research, critical dialogue and collaboration.
In 2016, strange attractor invites internationally acclaimed artist/producer David Pledger to facilitate “make – think – speak”. The two-week lab will develop artists’ working processes in discrete art-form practice and inter-disciplinary practice across the performing and visual arts.
strange attractor: “make – think – speak” is supported by Arts ACT, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, QL2 Dance and Canberra Contemporary Arts Space.