Let's Unpack Acute Acts: 4A Panel X Performance
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 5:00am
4A @ Darlinghurst
101-111 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
Meet at 4A @ Darlinghurst to view the exhibition, then walk to Firstdraft for the panel and performance.
13–17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
Join artists Andrea Srisurapon and Jayanto Tan, and curator Reina Takeuchi (from 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) for an in-person panel discussion followed by a performance by Amy Zhang X MaggZ.
The Let’s unpack acute acts panel examines the artists’ lived experiences and practices, unpacking the hidden injuries of racism in a post-pandemic era, and how the collective smearing of cultural trauma bleeds into the Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not a Virus program.
The discussion will be followed by Amy Zhang and MaggZ’s live performance of 气 (qi), an energetic exploration of objects that inform the dance artists’ histories. Using contemporary movement, the performers seek to embody states of balance and equilibrium. Let’s unpack acute acts is presented as the finnisage event to celebrate the closing of Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not a Virus (Part 1) – an initiative by Diversity Arts Australia supported by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
3:00pm – Meet at 4A @ Darlinghurst to view the exhibition
3:20 pm – Walk to Firstdraft (4 minutes walk)
3:30pm – Let’s unpack acute acts: Panel talk with Andrea Srisurapon and Jayanto Tan
4:30pm -Live performance by Amy Zhang X MaggZ
5:00pm – Event ends.
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4A would like to thank Firstdraft for generously providing the venue for this event. View Firstdraft’s COVID-19 visitor information here.
Listen to Let’s unpack acute acts, a panel discussion between artists Andrea Srisurapon and Jayanto Tan, moderated by curator Reina Takeuchi. In this conversation, Srisurapon and Tan examine their lived experiences, artistic practices and explore the hidden injuries of racism in a post-pandemic era. Srisurapon, Tan and Takeuchi reflect on the stories and concepts behind the artists’ works, on view at 4A in the exhibition Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not A Virus (Part 1: 15 April – 15 May).
The interview took place on 15 May 2021 in Firstdraft’s courtyard in Woolloomooloo, where city life and basketball players can be heard intermittently in the background.
Image: Amy Zhang & MaggZ, 气 (qi), video, 3:34, 2021; documentation still: courtesy the artist.