BLEED Festival Kicks Off

Posted 30 July 2020

BLEED Festival Kicks Off

Participate in the 10-week, accessible, digital festival! Filled with live music and performances, explore a 3D visual work and join online talks in multiple accessible formats such as audio description, Auslan interpretation, transcripts and more.

Join in for weeks three-to-four where curator Alex Kelly and award-winning artist, writer and filmmaker David Pledger team-up on part-performance piece, part-interview series Assembly for the Future. It’s a series of participatory digital gatherings in which the public create new visions for futures that may be realistic, idealistic or utterly fanciful.

Witness Vietnamese-Australians James Nguyen, an artist and filmmaker, and composer and archaeologist Victoria Pham’s Re:Sounding as they embrace Vietnamese culture and identity through a musical project inspired by the Đông Sơn drum. This will drop in weeks five-to-six.

Paeonia Drive, the week seven-to-eight highlight, is an ongoing project by Sydney-based dancer and choreographer Angela Goh and Su Yu Hsin, a Taiwanese artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. The virtual experience dives into ‘the garden’ as a metaphor for the organisation and control of nature, bodies, and power in an age of mass surveillance and algorithmic orientation.

And the final two weeks see Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer Lilian Steiner and artist, filmmaker and performer Emile Zile collaborate on Becoming The Icon. A film project exploring debate and propaganda, intimidation and manipulation, it’s just the tonic for our fake news days.

The lineup of creatives are incredible, view the full program online here: BLEED Program


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