Lick Lick Blink by Willoh S. Weiland
Museum of Contemporary Art
Incorporating cinema, performance and the universal pleasures of ice-cream, experience this darkly humorous work exploring the consumption of the female image on screen.
Lick Lick Blink is a 10-minute cinematic performance for one audience member to experience at a time.
Drawing on the aesthetics of horror, the work responds to the #metoo movement, considers where are women visible in this moment , and asks us "What types of women do we usually see on screen?"
Book your 10-minute slot at the MCA Information Desk – in person and on the day of the performance only. Spaces limited, arrive early on the day to reserve your spot.
This work is for ages 15+.
This project has been created in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Older Women’s Network NSW and is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Experimental Arts board.
Various dates and times
Free, booking required
Song for Von Guérard - Mark Shorter
In Song for von Guérard the audience is drawn into a pitch-black gallery space haunted by the non-verbal time travelling landscape painting critic, Schleimgurgeln. Periodically, the darkness will be broken illuminating the figure of Schleimgurgeln and his dark chamber.
Mark Shorter, Song for von Guérard, 2019, installation, performance, dimensions and duration variable
Sunday, 31 March, 12 – 6pm
Saturday, 6, 20, 27 April, 12 – 6pm
Saturday, 4, 18, 25 May, 12 – 6pm
Saturday, 15, 22 June, 12 – 6pm
Please note, only 10 visitors may enter the performance space at any given time.
The Tender - Amrita Hepi
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Developed specially for The National 2019, Amrita Hepi’s The Tender involves dancers of various ages, genders and ethnicities, who carry out a choreographic routine based around the skipping rope. Citing the significance of rope in images and metaphors of both restraint and resistance, Hepi’s choreography pivots on the build and release of tension and interrogates the emotive force and expressive potential of a set of gestures: to buck; to skip; to embrace; to relinquish.
Amrita Hepi, The Tender, 2018–19, performance, 75 minutes
Sunday 31 March, 3 – 4.15pm
Wednesday 24 April, 6 – 7.15pm
Saturday 1 June, 3 – 4.15pm
MCA ARTBAR: Vivid edition curated by Radha (Shahmen Suku)
Museum of Contemporary Art
Radha (Shahmen Suku) will orchestrate a sensational evening of art, music and performance, coinciding with the opening night of the world’s largest festival of light. ARTBAR takes your gallery experience and flips it on its head. This after-dark, adults-only art party transforms all levels of the MCA. Enjoy exclusive access to the MCA's current exhibitions after-hours and dance into the night with DJs on our rooftop terrace with our incredible harbour views.
Friday 24 May, 7 – 11pm
Charges apply, tickets required