The business is going through a hard time. Applespiel are not going to sugarcoat it for you. The stories are pretty scary, and some of them are true. Executive Stress/Corporate Retreat will get you fit enough to realise that, although it is an island we stand on, you have the power to turn the encroaching tide.
CHEER UP KID by Nat Randall
Cheer Up Kid is a tragi-comedy about childhood anxieties, parenting failures and disturbing matriarchal figures in film. Nat Randall’s one-woman show is a camp and glitzy collection true stories taken from the fragile lives of the brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and the Carol Channings of this world.
LIVE ART WEEKEND
Dates Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th May
THE EXPERTS PROJECT by Lara Thoms VIC
Over the last year Lara Thoms has met with unofficial experts and learned about their skills, talents and obsessions. The Experts Project is a three-hour lesson in which she’ll share her version of their expertise with you. You can ask questions. She may not know the answer.
Where Erskineville Town Hall, Committee Room
THE GIGLOO by Keg de Souza with Simon Yates and Vanessa Berry NSW
Within the incredible inflatable walls of this handmade igloo is a pure celebration of the social space, come join the fun.
During Tiny Stadiums meetings of all kinds, both old and new, will be encouraged to take place at Meeting Point. To arrange the rendezvous of your desires, make a flyer and promote it with the help of artist, Amy Spiers. At the appointed time come to the signposted Meeting Point to see who will show up.
Where 61 Erskineville Road and Erskineville Town Hall
NEW PLANES zine cart NSW
The New Planes Book and Record Service is a mobile cart initiative aimed to connect curious humans with alternative stimulus. New Planes Public Press is an open model for writers and artists to experiment with text and images in print format.
Where Park, 2-4 John Street, Erskineville
pop channel by Jen Jamieson WA
She Will Write Til She Drops Into A Pop Lyric Induced TranceChannelling the spirit world, Jen will access pop lyric afterlife in a durational performance til she drops into an automatic writing trance. What will happen if she writes the lyrics of a Lady Gaga song over and over? An experiment that is most scientific; an investigation that is most Dada; a lot of pens and paper.
Where McCarthy Square, outside Recycle Records, Erskineville Road
TIP TURKEY by Bennett Miller WA
Bennett’s recent works have placed animal subjects in a new context, a prominent example of which is last year’s Dachshund UN involving dozens of sausage dogs. At Tiny Stadiums Bennett has prepared a short film to attract and celebrate the often detested Ibis birds of Sydney. Look for his work in a discreet corner of the park on the corner of John St and Erskineville Road.
Transplanted surfaces explores the textures of our urban environment. Beth Arnold will morph, translate and recontextualise fragments of walls, patches of ground and skins of objects into sculptural posters. Watch Beth make the work live and then look out for it around Erskineville. Installations at various locations in Erskineville Village.
Where 63 Erskineville Road, Erskineville Road
WHAT LIES BENEATH(small soundworks for the sleepy) by Lucas Ihlein with the staff and students of Media Arts at the University of Wollongong NSW
As industry is flushed out of the city, we can easily lose touch with what lies beneath our tidy lifestyles: the gritty reality of good old-fashioned NOISE. What lies beneath (small soundworks for the sleepy) gives local residents the chance to rise and shine to an alarm made up of noises from steel manufacturing and computer dismantling factories recorded and created by Wollongong artists. www.whatliesbeneath.org
Dan Koop (DJK International) will hand deliver your Wish We Were Here postcard messages to recipients within five kilometers of PACT. Visit the booth, write your personalised message and discuss special delivery requirements to (re)connect with somebody nearby.
Where Outside Erskineville Town Hall, Erskineville Road