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Indelible/Indelebile Conference Opening & Performances/Screenings on Day 1

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Flinders University at Victoria Square

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Adelaide, SA 5000

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Indelible/Indelebile Conference Opening & Performances/Screenings on Day 1

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The program for this event is as follows. The event is open to the public; entry is free of charge but booking is essential. Registered conference participants are automatically booked to this event.

13:30-14:00 Opening

• Welcome, acknowledgment of country & housekeeping announcements

• Introduction to the ACIS Visual and Performance Studies research project

• Opening remarks by:

- The Consul of Italy in South Australia, Ms Roberta Ronzitti

- The Honorable Katrine Hildyard MP, Shadow Minister for the Status of Women and Multicultural Affairs

14:00-15:00 Daphne and the Performance of Violence

Female performers enact their own death and victimhood nightly for the entertainment or edification of others. Their bodies become the site of the performance’s dramatic conflict and their audience’s resolution.

In a performance of their new work Daphne - composed by Joshua van Konkelenberg and sung by soprano Bethany Hill - librettist Fleur Kilpatrick will provide annotations to the opera, which is based on an age-old tale of male violence and the damage it leaves in its wake.

Fleur’s libretto reappropriates the story and her annotations to the opera call for a re-examination of staged violence, beginning with the words on the page. The societal burden of enacting our darkest moments can be eased by the words the writer chooses; what they ask performers to do and say to each other.

Through the performance and language of Daphne, this session examines the opera/play as both a place of violence and a safe workplace, and the script as a framework for collegial relationships.

15:00-15:30 Talk preceding Bone Cage performance

Corinna Di Niro and Amelia Walker, "Seeing through the bars; speaking our way out: How creative work helps us confront in/visible violences in tertiary education and beyond"

15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:00-16:30 Bone Cage by Geoff Gillham, Directed by Corinna Di Niro, Performed by Hannah Humzy, Robert Donnarumma and Suzanne Bleeze

Bone Cage is set in a fictional landscape with a war raging. A man is hauling a young girl to the bone yard. Another girl, who escaped into the hills while the man was asleep, tries to persuade her to leave him and come with her. The bone cage refers to her head that imprisons her and prevents her from leaving - or does it?

Please note: this performance includes sudden loud noises and confronting scenes that some people may find uncomfortable and/or distressing.

Corinna Di Niro is a creative academic researcher-director-performer and TEDx speaker, who lectures at the University of South Australia in the School of Creative Industries and guest lectures at NIDA. Her current project 'The Virtual Actor', involves research into ways of enhancing the audience experience through virtual reality in live stage shows.

This show is followed (16:30-17:35) by a Workshop open to 15 people only. Due to the restricted number of places the workshop has a separate Eventbrite listing and a separate booking for that is necessary.

16:30-17:35 Screening of documentary Processo per stupro / A Trial for Rape (dir. Loredana Dordi, 1979) in Italian with English subtitles (65 min)

In 1978, 18 year old Fiorella reported four men to the police for rape. A feminist collective from Rome used video cameras to film what happened in the courtroom and in 1979 the Italian State Television RAI broadcast their documentary to millions of viewers. The cameras pick out how a wall of male complicity forms and how Fiorella shifts from being the accuser to the accused. The documentary had a major effect on public opinion at the time, but it took many more years to get the law changed. Until the 1996 law against sexual violence, rape remained an offence against public morality and not a crime against a person.

Please note that you can come along to one or more of the advertised elements of the conference, possibly all afternoon. We simply ask that you come in at least a few minutes before your chosen event is about to start, in order to avoid unnecessary disruption. Thank you.

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