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Live Dreams: Always


LIVE DREAMS is a new series of curated events for our 2020 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, in which artists present their works- and-ideas-in-progress to test them with live audiences, receive feedback and discuss their next steps.

The end of your art world isn’t the end of ours. Things are going to be always now. First Nations artists share from a future they care for.

Curator Hannah Donnelly
2 hours

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Artists & Project Titles

Samuel Withers
SignBit – Works In Progress
Having spent the bulk of 2019 collaborating with and producing for others, SignBit used his time in lockdown to rethink and refocus his own musical and compositional practice with a view towards developing pieces for as yet unnamed second EP, a short sampler of which will be debuted to a live audience.  

Jazz Money
false gods
Before 2020 became known as the year of a once-in-a-century pandemic and the racial social reckoning lead by the Black Lives Matter movement, it was scheduled to be a ‘celebration’ for the colony of so-called ‘Australia’. 2020 marks 250 years since James Cook and his merry band of blood thirsty pillagers set foot upon the sacred sovereign lands of this continent, forever changing the course of the history of this place. It’s significant that this year of disease and racial divide continues in a tradition brought to these shores 250 years ago. But, don’t worry, it’s not too late to pour a VB out for Cooky and his crew.

Rowan Savage
estua riality
In a time of COVID, physical connections to Country may be pulled taut and tested. estua riality is a sound performance, accompanied by visuals, which explores the sounds of Kombumerri Country sourced from pre-COVID field recordings and from the online archive, brought and sung into ‘imagined’ yet very real existence through electronic and digital mediation via the heartbeat of the dancefloor.

Nadeena Dixon
Nadeena Dixon is a multi-disciplinary Gadigal, Wiradjuri, Yuin Artist currently based in Sydney. Nadeena was also born in Sydney on her ancestral country, she has extensive training and skills in Western and Indigenous Art Practice.