Join artists Carol Brown, Mark Harvey and Louise Potiki Bryant, and curator Claire Ulenberg, to discuss their recent performance projects. The artists have all recently presented work at Te Uru that involves collaborating with community and artists from different disciplines and backgrounds, and will share their experiences in this fascinating group discussion.
Carol Brown is a performer, choreographer and artistic director. Trained in dance theatre in New Zealand and postmodern dance in the UK and US, Carol went on to become Choreographer in Residence at the Place Theatre London where she founded Carol Brown Dances. Her experimental dance company has toured internationally and presented at major festivals including Roma Europa, Dance Umbrella and the Brighton Festival. Carol has performed with From Scratch (Te Uru Gallery 2018 and City Gallery Wellington 2019), Moana Nepia (Whero) and Charles Koroneho (Aarero Stone). Her latest collaboration, LungSong (EcoWest Festival, Auckland 2019) emerged through a residency at NIWA, Lauder in Central Otago. Carol’s work has been acknowledged through a NESTA Dream Time Fellowship, the Jerwood Choreography Prize, and the Ludwig Forum International Prize.
Mark Harvey is an Aotearoa/New Zealand based artist, of Pakeha/Maori heritage who works with a range of approaches, especially performance and video. His work often engages with notions of productive idiocy, endurance, duration, social psychology, social justice, politics, climate change and various perspectives in ecology. He has presented in a range of international contexts such as the 55th Venice Biennale for Visual Arts, ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Finland, Trendheim Kunstmuseum, Norway, and holds a PhD in performance art from AUT University. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Arts & Industries at the University of Auckland. Mark Harvey's recent project Drop the Ball was developed with students from Woodlands Park Primary School.
Louise Potiki Bryant is a Ngāi Tahu choreographer, dancer, and video artist. With her artistic practice, Louise aims to honour her whakapapa and relationship to the whenua. Her practice is also informed by kaupapa Māori (Māori principles and practices), mana wahine (the intrinsic spiritual power of women), and ātua Māori (Māori deities/ancestors). Louise is a founding member of Atamira Dance Company for whom she has choreographed six works, including Ngāi Tahu 32, Te Aroha me te mamae, TAONGA: Dust Water Wind and Onepū. Louise has also choreographed for companies such as Black Grace Dance Company, The New Zealand Dance Company and Ōrotokare, Art, Story, Motion. She designs installations for her works, and is responsible for the design, production and editing of the projected video elements - an integral part of each performance. She has made seven dance films and several music videos for Māori singer/songwriters as well as designing video for music, opera and dance productions including three of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s recent dance works; Re-Quickening, Blood Tides and Blood Water Earth.
Image: Mark Harvey, Drop the Ball, live performance, 2019
Saturday 11 May, 2pm
Learning Centre Pokapu Akoranga