︎︎︎ Dual Existence
︎︎︎ This is a product of self-care by A. Bruce
︎︎︎ The place between
︎︎︎ Not A Stat
︎︎︎ The language of mental illness
︎︎︎ Let my skin absorb your darkness
︎︎︎ What lies in the shadows
Roller Door Projects, Sydney
As written on the Facebook event:
Borrowed from psychoanalysis, the term ‘analysand’ refers to the patient, the subject of the analysis. But to adopt this simplified and power-imbalanced definition would be a grave oversight. The analysand is a powerful agent of control. They are also analysing their self, the analyst and the relationship between them. They choose how much or how little to share, and when and why to share it. They determine the intimacy of the relationship. The analyst is a supervisor, providing prompts for the analysand and speculating what they might along the way, but ultimately relying on the analysand.
‘Analysand’ is a performance program celebrating those with powerful lived experiences as agents of resistance and knowledge. Performers deflect and protest against medicalised, sexualised, racialised and gendered analysis. They create and own their own readings of internal and external experiences, and have carefully chosen what to share with you.
Entry to the venue and the bar are both by donation, will all funds collected going directly to the artists involved in the program.
Jennifer Brady is a Sydney based emerging artist and recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW Art & Design. She has been actively involved in group shows since mid 2016 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and has executed solo exhibitions at Gaffa Gallery (2018) and 107 Projects (2019).
Celine is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist based in Sydney, hailing from Hong Kong. She is particularly drawn to performance because it sanctions space for vulnerability, where she can explore affects of intimacy and repulsion.
MĀRA MĀYĀ DĒVI
I've cut out my mother tongue.
Slow cooked in this cultural melting-pot till it charred dry, shrivelled at its base.
In phone calls I couldn't say
That I didn't understand you.
That I wouldn't understand you.
So when I was young you gave me a book
that taught Sinhala to foreigners.
• I am hungry: maṭa baḍagainaiyai
• I am thirsty: maṭa tibahayi
• I am sleepy: maṭa nidimatayi
And now, i've lost even that.
TALLULAH & DYLAN
Tallulah is a dance-based performance artist and Dylan is a sound artist and musician. Together their performance creates an immersive live atmosphere that confronts personal experiences of mental health and its infiltration within contemporary environments. This second iteration of the coupling will unfold through a series of sonic and physical provocations in which the performers respond to each other and their own internal stimuli.
ROSELL FLATLEY as INDAI
Flatley's practice is multidisciplinary, including live performance, installation and 2d work to initiate dialogue around cultural representation and exchange. Her practice simultaneously challenges and strengthens my connection to my Filipino heritage while also exploring the migrant experience in being a first generation Australian. Through a range of artistic mediums, Flatley narrate and highlight the struggles that her and her family have endured and overcome. ‘Indai’ is a performance piece where Flatley takes on the pseudonym of a Filipina woman who is portrayed as a submissive, home-bound, sexual plaything.
AMY CLAIRE ISABELLE
Amy Claire Isabelle is a Sydney-based emerging artist, whose art practice explores identity and self-preservation through immersive performance, by which she becomes both the artist and subject. Her practice deconstructs and examines the female disabled body as a site of trauma and unbound potential.
Sïan Kelly is an interdisciplinary emerging artist based in Sydney, Australia. Working predominantly with performance, sculpture, installation, ceramics, and drawing, their work revolves around themes of gender and the body. Kelly is currently completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts(Hons) at UNSW Art and Design. They have shown in such spaces as Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Kudos Gallery, AD Space and the Art Gallery of NSW.
Bruno is somewhat disinterested in artist bios, reminding them of trying to word a tinder bio. For your satisfaction, THEY are an interdisciplinary interdisciplinarian, a Jaquie of all all trades and master of none.
Programmed by Kate Stodart
We, RDP, Kate and all artists involved, acknowledge this program takes place on the unceded lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nations. We recognise the continued resistance and immense knowledge of their elders past, present and emerging, and of all first nations people.