Future Makers presents Correspondence, a site-specific performance created by multidisciplinary artist Nadia Odlum at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, playfully exploring the Kaldor Public Art Projects archives in new and experimental ways.
Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of 'Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects'
Correspondence, 2020, site specific performance at the Art Gallery of NSW, nine dancers and nine text scores.
Future Makers presents Correspondence, a site-specific performance created by multidisciplinary artist Nadia Odlum at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
This project formed part of Nadia Odlum’s Kaldor Studio commission, an education initiative by Kaldor Public Art Projects that engaged contemporary Australian artists to explore the Kaldor Public Art Projects archives in new and experimental ways.
Over the course of two months the dancers worked with Odlum to explore the exhibition ‘Making Art Public: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects’, as well as the project’s online archives. In particular, the group sought out elements from the archives that could be interpreted as ‘instructions’ for movement. This research was coupled with discussions around movement in public space, and the implicit or explicit restrictions that are placed upon the public body.
Sparking from this the group developed a set of nine text scores. These acted as the choreographic framework for the performance, which was improvised over the course of one hour at the Art Gallery of NSW on the 12th of February 2020.
This piece was developed on Darug land and performed on Gadigal land. We pay respect to Elders past present and emerging.
All images courtesy of Document Photography
Director and Co-Creator: Nadia Odlum
Rehearsal Director: Emma Harrison
Co-creators and Performers: Sarah Goroch, Beryl La, Bedelia Lowrencev, Jessica Kuit, Cinzia Marrocco, Matina McAneney, Monica Moreno, Christopher Wade and Ella Watson-Heath
Dance Makers Collective acknowledge the Darug peoples, the traditional custodians of the land of Western Sydney, whose land we have the privilege to dance and work on. We acknowledge their survival and resilience, and pay respect to Darug Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community for over 65,000 years.