Preview :: Performance Space – You’re History

November 14th 2013

You're History - Celebrating 30 years of Performance Space

Azaria Universe, cLUB bENT (1995). Photo by Heidrun Löhr

“After 30, a body has a mind of its own.”

 You know who said those wise words? Bette Midler. The fact that she said it has little if anything to do with what you’re about to read, except that she’d probably do something entertaining if you gave her a space and free reign to perform in it…


… Which is what Performance Space have been doing since the good old days in ‘83 when they got together with the vision to become Australia’s leading agency for inter-disciplinary and performance arts.

This year they’re celebrating the big 3-0 in style by taking over the entire Carriageworks building for twelve days and nights and filling it with dance, theatre, visual art, sound and music for an epic birthday party they’re calling You’re History.

They’ve invited all the past Performance Space Director’s back to curate a night each of ‘Directors’ Cuts’, showing a wacky history of the last three decades of Australian performance art through film, theatre and visual art.

Performance Space

30 Ways with Time and Space

What can you expect? Before you get your hopes up/down, a Beaches rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings probably wouldn’t make the cut.

Performance Space are about work that takes risks, experiments with artforms and technologies and creates site-specific, engaging and interactive experiences for audiences.

Works like Tele Visions, a live online and TV broadcast that serves as a memorial for the dying moments of analog TV (which will be switched off in Sydney on the 3rd of December) complete with lectures and a pop-up TV channel to re-imagine the space it will leave behind.

It’s not often you’ll get to experience the big dogs of performance art all in one space like this, so pull out the old diary, mark it in and move, witch.



WHAT: You’re History – celebrating 30 years of Performance Space
WHEN: 20 Nov – 1 Dec, Wed-Fri from 8.30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: Some free stuff, some paid stuff. Check out the program here


Tune in to Canvas this Sunday 17th November from 11am for a full interview with the Performance Space team




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