Talking Dance: Hacking the Anthropocene

Duration: 90 minutes
20 & 27 January 2019 3pm - 4.30pm Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

How does dance help us think about the future? Critical Path in partnership with MAAS invite five choreographers and five specialists from other disciplines to respond to the idea of the Anthropocene, the human era of impact on the earth. Together they explore new ways to live in the world over a week-long laboratory.

To kick off the week, please join us for a conversation with Dr Astrida Neimanis (Dept Gender and Cultural Studies, Uni Syd) and Kenneth McLeod (Research associate, UTS Business School) facilitated by independent artist and scholar Dr Rebecca Conroy. We will be exploring what the Anthropocene means, for humans and non-humans, and how these terms are being contested and remade alongside new approaches for thinking about deep time and geological scales that decentre ‘man’ in a posthuman world.

Astrida Neimanis is a feminist writer and teacher who currently works at the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney on Gadigal land, in Sydney, Australia. Often thinking and making in collaboration with others, her work focuses on water, weather, and other environmental bodies in the Anthropocene. Her most recent book is Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (2017).

Kenneth McLeod is convenor/curator of the Anthropocene Transitions Program (ATP) at the UTS Business School in Sydney. The ATP aims to stimulate transformative thinking and regenerative action to bring our professional and social practices into line with the challenges of an age of radical uncertainty and existential crisis.

Bek Conroy has been sought after as a creative and critical thinker in interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts, and has been active in developing an artist led practice and philosophy in Australia, the USA and South East Asia. She has worked as both an artist and a producer/writer/facilitator with key arts organisations across Australia: Vitalstatistix, Diversity Arts Australia, Performance Space, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Pact Theatre, ArtSpace, Urban Theatre Projects, Watch this Space, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, as well as collaborating with many leading artists in Sydney and internationally.


Co-presented with Critical Path and Strange Attractor. 


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