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Personal Space by Converge/\Diverge

12PM & 1PM Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 & Friday 22 July, 2022


Yeperenye Project Zone, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Dr, Araluen NT 0870


Personal Space is a live performance of the clay handbuilding process. You are invited to collaborate with Rosslyn and Holly to construct a single hollow clay object over a 40-minute session. The making process is transformed by the requirement that the clay object is always supported, not by a prop such as a table but by the body - Rosslyn’s, Holly’s, or that of a participant. As a participant you will be encouraged to use your body in new ways to sculpt and shape clay. Get to know the artists and meet other triennale-goers as we make together.

Making sessions are 40 minutes long and will happen Wed 20th, TRhursday 21st and Friday 22nd of July at 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Book online or gather 5 minutes before the session at the river red gum on the west side of The Museum of Central Australia. Don’t want to get your hands dirty? You are welcome to join in the conversation as an observer.

Converge/\Diverge locates itself between ceramics and contemporary dance. The duo, Holly Macdonald and Rosslyn Wythes, explore the tensions between these mediums to encourage and discover accommodating and intimate relationships between bodies, both human and more than human. Since forming the collaboration in February 2018 they have been developing and sharing these work-in-progress ideas in artist-run and community spaces in Western Sydney, Naarm (Melbourne) and Brussels, Belgium. Converge/\Diverge are thrilled to premiere Personal Space at The 16th Australian Ceramics Triennale, ‘Apmere Mparntwe’.

We would like to thank Dance Makers Collective, Watch This Space, The Tamara Date Farm, Charles Darwin University, Feather Edge, Testing Grounds and Artist Commons for their support and help to realise Converge/\Diverge’s first project Personal Space.

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