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Jaffle Symposium

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Testing Grounds

1 City Road

Southbank, VIC 3006

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A series of conversations about how cities, both as infrastructure and embodiments of ideals, might promote or hinder civic agency. While cooking jaffles around a fire in the middle of the city…

What are we allowed to do in public space? How do we comply, challenge or break these rules? How do we even know the rules? Is there a permit for this fire? Who approved this?

There will be four conversations that bring together fascinating guest speakers: artist and curator David Cross; curator and artist Lynda Roberts; creative producer Jedda Andrews and artist Ian Strange; live-art collective Field Theory.

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July 7th: David Cross

Working across performance, installation, video and photography, Cross has focused on the relationship between pleasure, the grotesque and the phobic. His small to large-scale performance/installation work has sought to incorporate and extend contemporary thinking in relation to participation. Often using the body as a starting point, he employs a range of objects- many inflatable- to draw audiences in to unexpected situations and dialogues.

July 28th: Lynda Roberts

Lynda Roberts is principle of Public Assembly, a creative studio exploring the social dynamics of public space. An artist, curator and facilitator, Lynda’s practice operates at the intersection of art, design and organisational systems. She has taught into the studio program at RMIT Architecture & Design and was Senior Public Art Program Manager at the City of Melbourne in 2014 - 2017. In this role, Lynda delivered Melbourne’s Public Art Framework and a suite of new projects including Test Sites and the Biennial Lab.

August 18th: Field Theory

Field Theory is a collective of Australian artists committed to making and supporting projects that cross disciplines, shift contexts and seek new strategies for engaging with the public sphere. Their work is a combination of making, performing, curating and producing that responds to the unique conditions of specific times and places.They are passionate about collaborative processes and art that is embedded. They’re excited by methods of communication, time, change and unpredictable content.We believe in making things happen.

August 25th: Jedda Andrews and Ian Strange

Jedda Andrews is a creative producer and project manager, based between Melbourne and NYC. Andrews has worked full-time with contemporary visual artist Ian Strange since 2011. Her achievements have facilitated the successful production, coordination and implementation of extremely complex and expansive public art installations at major international arts festivals, national institutions and galleries as well as overseeing and coordinating the production of internationally recognised artworks and projects by Strange. This includes major installations in Cockatoo Island’s Turbine Hall and on the forecourt of the Art Gallery of South Australia, major film projects in Australia, USA and New Zealand and exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria and Canterbury Museum, New Zealand.

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