This video is a snapshot tour of the Unsettling Suite exhibition by Sarah-Jane Norman, presented as part of Performance Space's Matters of Life and Death program, between 23 February-10 March 2013.
More event info: performancespace.com.au/2013/unsettling-suite/
Performance Space is delighted to present Sarah-Jane Norman’s installation and performance project bringing together her entire Unsettling Suite project into a dramatically charged exhibition and series of live performances.
Unsettling Suite takes us into a dreamlike house, with translucent walls and an eerie interior glow. Each room plays host to an individual installation and performance, investigating the legacies of colonialism and their resonance through history into the present.
Through works that are both beguiling and disturbing, Unsettling Suite explores the ways that Australia’s history of colonisation plays out on the body, and permeates the sphere of the personal. Norman is an artist of mixed British and Aboriginal descent, and Unsettling Suite is a powerfully personal work that speaks to broader historical truths about who we have been, and who we are.
Unsettling Suite is part of Matters of Life and Death, Performance Space’s program of international and Australian works exploring the ultimate driving force of life: our fear of death. Pack up your most primal fears and your brightest hopes, and join us for an inspiring three weeks of participatory performance, unsettling installations, contemporary dance, food preserving workshops, discussions about the great beyond, and much more!