Mega-Phone Mono-Poly at West Space and Bus ProjectsDates: December 9, 3-4pm
Mega-Phone Mono-Poly at West Space and Bus Projects:
Abbra Kotlarczyk ‘To touch or strike a fondant ground [north and south propositions]’, with readings/performances by Rosie Isaac and Chi Tran
Presented in partnership with West Space and Liquid Architecture
Dec 9, 3-4pm
Beginning at Bus Projects
A performance joining the two parts of Abbra Kotlarczyk’s exhibition ‘To touch or strike a fondant ground [north and south propositions]’ currently showing at Bus Projects and West Space. Moving between the two spaces, the performance will feature a reading of the exhibition’s central text, composed by Abbra Kotlarczyk and read by artists Rosie Isaac and Chi Tran. No bookings are required. Meet at Bus Projects.
The performance is presented in collaboration with West Space and Liquid Architecture for ‘Mega-Phone Mono-Poly’, a day-to-night mega-plex of exhibitions, installations, screenings, performances, lectures, voices, music and more, presented by Liquid Architecture across the Collingwood Yards campus.
The MEGA-PHONE MONOPOLY program includes:
MONO-POLY DAY @ Bus Projects, West Space, Composite, Liquid Architecture Office with ABBRA KOTLARCZYK, AURA SATZ, BEN WOODS, DANIEL R MARKS, HOANG TRAN NGUYEN, OLIVIA LEIGH MORRIS, IVAN CHENG, RIAR RIZALDI, TREE LOG PAPER BOOK. FREE.
MEGA-PHONE NIGHT @ Music Market with DANIEL R MARKS, OLI EXPRESS, MASATO TAKASAKA, VACUUM. TICKETED.
Abbra Kotlarczyk was raised on Bundjalung Country in the subtropical ruins of a decommissioned banana plantation. She has been finding ways to understand and communicate the tensions between bodies surviving off and with stolen lands, ever since. She makes art, curates, reads, writes, edits, parents and gardens—sometimes all at once—in an attempt to outmanoeuvre the forces that pit us against enmeshment. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include: hi spirit, hi matter with Aaron C Carter, Benjamin Woods, Beth Sometimes and Gabriel Curtin (Watch This Space, 2022); ‘To touch or strike a fondant ground’ (Bus Projects and West Space, 2022); ‘A sonorous draft; a lexicon of windjamming’ (Blindside Gallery, 2021); & ‘Accumulates in the throat, emerges from the mouth’ (KINGS Artist-Run, 2021). Recent and forthcoming texts published in: Minarets Poetry Journal (Compound Press, 2022); ‘Just Guzzling’ chapbook to accompany Gabriel Curtin’s exhibition ‘Just Guzzling’, First Draft Gallery (Vre Books, 2022); ‘& Best of Australian Poems 2021’ (Australian Poetry, 2021). She currently lives and works on and around the unceded sovereign lands, waterways and skies of the Eastern Kulin nations in so-called Melbourne.
Rosie Isaac is an artist, writer, radio broadcaster and teacher based in Naarm. The act of reading – silently, aloud, to someone or together – comes up again and again in her writing and sculptures.
Chi Tran is a writer, editor and an artist, who makes poems that may be text, video, object, sound, or drawing. Chi is primarily interested in working with language as a means of coming-to-terms. Their work has been published by Incendium Radical Library Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Australian Poetry and Liminal Magazine and exhibited at galleries including Firstdraft, Sydney; Punk Café, Melbourne; and ACCA, Melbourne. In 2019, as a recipient of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund, Chi spent three months in New York developing their practice with renowned poets including Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Fred Moten, and Jackie Wang.