BORDERS flowback - Echuca Moama Lab
BORDERS flowback - Echuca Moama Lab: 17-20 November 2023
Apex Hall Echuca and the Bridge Art Project site
BORDERS is a creative enquiry into people and place – exploring the relationship between creative communities in Victorian and New South Wales cross-border towns and their Murray River environment. The project offers a series of online gatherings, as well as place-based research labs along the Murray River, concerning creative enquiry into place using the methodology of Bodyweather.
flow.back is the second phase of the project which was birthed in Albury Wodonga in June 2023. The flow.back labs build off the first series of Labs and work done in our online Community of Practice over 2022-23. The flow.back labs will further pursue our creative enquiry into Borders by refining our response, bringing together our materials, collaborations and collective of images from along the River. The lab includes an informal public sharing of our works in progress.
It is recommended that you have attended a Borders Lab in Mildura, Swan Hill, Echuca Moama or Albury Wodonga or have participated in the online Community of Practice. The Lab is free to attend, no movement training is required and the physical work will be low - medium intensity.
There are limited spaces available. If you have any queries please contact Rhae, Creative Producer via email@example.com 0r 0415 355 598.
Friday 17th Nov, 5.30-8.30pm
Pot luck dinner and Yarning circle
Bring along a project you are working on or an idea you are exploring in relation to Borders. We will each have the opportunity to share, and see the links and themes emerging in our work. Bring something to share for a casual pot luck dinner.
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th Nov, 10am-4pm
Creative research Lab
Builds on the Lab 1 series from along the River. The Lab will further pursue our creative enquiry into Borders by refining our response, bringing together our materials, collaborations and collective of images from along the River. (it is recommended that you have attended a Borders Lab in Mildura, Swan Hill, Echuca Moama or Albury Wodonga)
Sunday 19th Nov, 3pm-4pm
Members of the public- friends, family, supporters and interested artists will be invited to a free event where we informally share some outcomes from the Labs.
Monday 20th Nov, 10am-4pm
An opportunity to bring along your ideas and current works in progress for feedback and development. Informal sharing, exploring collaborations and networking with fellow Borders artists. The Borders creative team will be available in the studio for discussion and support. One on one sessions can also be booked with the Creative Producer during these days.
Gather for a final reflection circle to collate our learnings and discuss how our projects and collaborations can continue within Borders.
The Lab facilitators
Rhae is a practicing artist, community development worker and regenerative practitioner from the Mallee. With fifteen years experience working in arts, culture and community development they bring systems thinking, creativity and collaboration to everything they do. Their creative practice explores the intersections between body and place, with a practice grounded in Body Weather. Using performance, video, drawing and installation their art serves as a process for understanding systems awareness.
Peter and Linda’s artistic practice is also grounded in performance and Body Weather. They both have danced and performed for De Quincey Co, Australia’s Body Weather dance company, as well as creating and choreographing their own performances.
Body Weather is an experiential, exploratory practice that investigates the intermingling of body, mind and nature. It was developed as a dance training, by the legendary Japanese butoh dancer Min Tanaka, but it is useful for anyone wanting to sharpen their embodied awareness of place and ecological entanglement.
Peter and Linda, each in their own way, have worked extensively with artists and communities beyond dance and performance. For the Borders project, Peter and Linda will share their respective processes. They will work physically, gently and playfully, often in partnered work where we share what we discover and how we discovered it.
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.