Friday Night!

is an evening of creative collaborations and discourse in action.

This event draws together collaborative practices across sound, dance, poetry, visual arts and social situations. Such diverse performative processes and aesthetic relations will play out with live events and critical discussion.

Collaborative invention and live performance may be associated with flag-signalling and other secret systems of communication. Semaphore stages a discursive space and time to engage with methods and motivations in building collaboration.

Nick Keys + Astrid Lorange present Waking Hours, a poetic expedition through 24 hours of each other's language. Norie Neumark, Maria Miranda, Lucas Ihlein and Anne Walton build discourse expanding on their collaborative practices. Ben Byrne and Jes Tyrrell improvise loops of sound and video in their first collaboration together. Jessica Oliveri creates ‘dancestallations' where dancing girls awkwardly make their way through yoga inspired steps. Peter Newman and Jon Hunter bring the night to a dramatic close with Delirium Tremens, their latest collaboration of guitar and laptop doom metal.

When: Friday, 20 June 2008 from 7pm - 10pm
Where: PACT Theatre, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville, NSW 2043 Featuring: Astrid Lorange + Nick Keys, Ben Byrne + Jes Tyrrell, Delirium Tremens (Peter Newman + Jon Hunter), Jessica Olivieri, Lucas Ihlein, Anne Walton and Norie Neumark + Maria Miranda
Admission: $5
Collaboratively co-curated by Jessica Tyrrell + Kathryn Gray
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