Xavier Le Roy in dialogue: What matters
Sat 12 Dec 2015, 3.00pm–4.30pm
Xavier Le Roy in ‘Self-Unfinished’. Photo by Katrin Schoof.
In these times of global economic systems and the effect of the material on contemporary culture, what does it take to imagine and invent spaces where we can experience collective generating, sharing and discussing under the title of ‘art’? What if artistic practices worked on freeing themselves from the logics of commodification?
Join us for the third and final in our series of salon conversations with acclaimed French choreographer Xavier Le Roy, co-presented with Dancehouse, that aim to link dance and choreography to current issues in arts and society, highlighting the connections between the thinking and moving body and contemporary aesthetic, cultural and political issues. Xavier and a panel of local artists—led by Angela Conquet, artistic director of Dancehouse, and including French artist Mathieu Brand, choreographer Matthew Day and Joeri Mol, senior lecturer in organisation studies at the University of Melbourne—will explore ways of talking about, making and experiencing art that really matters. If the idea of ‘artistic modernity’ isn’t an outdated historical program but rather a promise yet to be activated, how can we find a way to rearrange the rhetorical contradictions about ‘dialogue between cultures’ that modern-day conversations produce?
This event is part of XAVIER LE ROY_IN PUBLIC, a two-week program of performances, conversations, events and encounters as part of CREATIVE DIALOGUES, a joint initiative of the French Embassy in Australia; MPavilion; the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne; and ACMI, led by Dancehouse, Melbourne—with special thanks to Kaldor Public Art Projects and Carriageworks, Sydney.