The Art of Discomfort [Melbourne]
The Art of Discomfort [Melbourne]

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Sunday October 16, 2016
2:30 PM


The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Auslan Interpreter/s

Lynn Gordon

Language/ Cultural Consultant



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Art is often an expression of society’s most uncomfortable questions; a place where audiences’ unresolved dilemmas find some company. How – and why – is art equipped to take on topics that might otherwise be off-limits?
Let’s talk to some people familiar with the question. D.A. Calf is a theatremaker with The Guerrilla Museum, whose immersive live art has looked closely at death. Scott Price is an actor and a key deviser with Back to Back Theatre with a well-known penchant for provocation. And Jessica Thom has blogged extensively about her life with Tourette’s – at her website, you can cast ‘funny votes’ for almost 6,000 of her tics – while, as alter ego Touretteshero, sharing the creative, playful side of the often misunderstood condition.Together in discussion with Emily Sexton, we’ll hear from these artists whose creative work veers close to boundaries – whether death, censorship, trust or the base conditions of our existence.

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