Song

A special guest performance by Jacqui Shelton presented as part of the Channels Festival Launch

Jacqui Shelton’s megaphone performance Song is a meditation on the role of visual documentation and secondhand description. In this highly propositional performance, the artist’s voice is disembodied via a rudimentary speaker system as she sets out to describe an artwork that doesn’t exist.

Playing on notions of memory and proximity, the work accentuates relationships between speaker and listener to explore notions of chorus, synchronicity and belonging. It applies storytelling techniques that emphasise the tensions emerging between interior and exterior experience, the actual and imaginary.

The use of a megaphone aligns with images of activism and protest, which are often depicted via the media as a binary clash between divisionary forces. However, in Song the megaphone acts a device for connecting individuals via an expression of the collective, memorial subconscious emerging between performer, story and audience.

Song is part of Jacqui Shelton’s series of megaphone performances titled Speech Acts, 2016 - ongoing.

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Date

Sat 24 Aug
3.30pm

Venue

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Biographies

Jacqui Shelton

Jacqui Shelton is a visual artist, researcher, and photographer working in Narrm (Melbourne) who holds a PhD from Monash University. Her art practice manifests across performance, film-making, writing, photography, reading, and drawing. Working with processes of embodiment, storytelling, documentation and vocal action, each work produces a set of temporary relations between people, sites, or histories, that are then pushed to a limit and examined for intimacies and conflicts that develop.

Image

Jacqui Shelton, Address Support, 2018. Photo: Keelan O'Hehir.

This event has now finished

Date

Sat 24 Aug
3.30pm

Venue

The SUBSTATION
1 Market Street
Newport VIC 3015

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair accessible

Entry

Free by registration via the link below

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