Edge of Elsewhere 2011/12 Book Launch

Friday 10 October, 6-7pm
RSVP HERE
To be officially launched by Frank Panucci, Executive Director of Arts Funding, Australia Council for the Arts.

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181 – 187 Hay Street, Sydney
NSW 2000 Australia

Over three years Edge of Elsewhere (2010 – 2012) co-curated by Dr Thomas J. Berghuis, Lisa Havilah, and Aaron Seeto saw the presentation of commissioned works that were the result of community engaged projects produced by some of the most exciting contemporary artists from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art invites you to the launch of the Edge of Elsewhere 2011/2012 publication, a comprehensive book that documents the creative development of this unique project, showcases each artists’ work and features contributions from local and international writers and curators.

The book will be available for sale at the launch (RRP AUD$40.00) and from Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

 

Edge of Elsewhere 2011/2012 is published by Campbelltown Arts Centre in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts Visual Arts Board and Community Partnerships and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

 

 

 

 

 

EDGE OF ELSEWHERE, SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2012

14 JANUARY – 3 MARCH 2012

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
14 January – 3 March 2012

Campbelltown Arts Centre
14 January – 18 March 2012

In the final instalment of Edge of Elsewhere, leading international and Australian artists have been commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art to produce new work in partnership with Sydney’s communities. For the past three years, thirteen artists from across Asia, Australia, and the Pacific have developed significant projects that challenge how we think about contemporary community-engaged practice. Edge of Elsewhere in 2012 includes Brook Andrew, Arahmaiani, Richard Bell, Dacchi Dang, Newell Harry, FX Harsono, Shigeyuki Kihara, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Lisa Reihana, Khaled Sabsabi, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Michel Tuffery and YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES.

Edge of Elsewhere is co-curated by Dr Thomas Berghuis, Lisa Havilah, and Aaron Seeto, and will be presented across two venues Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

For further information on the Edge of Elsewhere projects, visit our blog edgeofelsewhere.wordpress.com

 

 

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Edge of Elsewhere is produced by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts Visual Arts Board and Community Partnerships, and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

EDGE OF ELSEWHERE – PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Since 2011 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art has been working with Indonesian artist FX Harsono and a group of emerging artists, writers, historians and curators to form the curatorium, In Memory of A Name for Edge of Elsewhere 2012.

This group was asked to consider Harsono’s work, Rewriting the Erased (2009) as the springboard for a series of discussions into the social, political and historical impact of changing one’s name.

On Saturday 18 February 2-4pm as an outcome of their research and discussions the curatorium will present a series of public programs including a roundtable discussion with Harsono and conversation projects, that ask questions of the circumstances and contexts in which people change their names.

In Memory of a Name Mini-Symposium

In Memory of A Name will present a series of interviews, stories, discussions and performance as a mini-symposium during the afternoon. The ‘symposium’ will be held in the gallery space of 4A, and will simultaneously be recorded and podcast. Included is the following lineup of presentations from participants:

1)    Macushla Robinson speaks to participants from Celebrate-Obliterate-Recreate, focusing on how each person felt about having their personal stories and objects overwritten and how they in turn felt about overwriting someone else’s story.

2)    Andreas Jaka Pratama translates the names of 3 to 4 volunteers into Indonesian in Name Filtration System. He will also proceed to teach them the correct way to pronounce them and lead them through a discussion of what they think about the names they are given.

3)    Helen Fong ponders on the big question – can changing your name change your destiny? She interviews pranic healer/lawyer Yasaiah Ross and will have him analyse the names of two volunteers.

4)    Angela Stretch produces a radio documentary on a man who named his race horse 5 dollars based on the advice of a fortuneteller and his misadventure of trying to register that name.

5)   A roundtable discussion featuring FX Harsono, Macushla Robinson, Elly Kent and Toby Chapman, Assistant Curator, Edge of Elsewhere.

 

PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

Thanks to all who made it down for the In Memory of a Name Mini-Symposium. Photos from the event are now up on the EDGE OF ELSEWHERE BLOG.

 

PODCASTS
A complete list of podcast recordings from the event are now available on the EDGE OF ELSEWHERE BLOG.