Liveworks returns to Sydney’s Carriageworks with two weeks of experimental art

Boundary smashing art festival Liveworks has returned for its second year in Sydney’s lauded Carriageworks, presenting a program curated by Performance Space that features edgy, cross-disciplinary works, performances, workshops, conversations, and interventions.

As it enters into it’s second week, the next few days – up to Sunday 6th November – will continue the festival’s dedication to open-minded, forward-thinking, and thought-provoking art with everything from choreography and kinetic installations to sonic sculptures and what’s promised to be “sexy” encounters.

Just one example of what to expect over the next week includes is Ecosexual Bathhouse, an immersive experienced presented in collaboration with Perth-based artist collective Pony Express, designed to bring art lovers up close and intimate with the biosphere. “Experiment with pollination, unwind in the sauna or be guided by a bathhouse regular toward you own organic awakening”, reads the intentionally vague description, touching on what to expect while the audience is encouraged to wear specially created “grass masks” (headline image).

A video installation inspired by an artist’s chance encounter with an enormous storm system, a participatory theatre work based on the uncomfortable talks about sex and relationships in the family dynamic, and a daring live performance channeling the history of public protest. This is just some of what will be occupying Carriageworks throughout this week, right along a series of practice-focused, hands-on workshops which will allow participants to meet a host of artists, educators, and collaborators.

For more information and tickets to each performance click HERE

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Chris Singh

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