Carriageworks set to present 24 Frames Per Second from June 18th.

24 frames

Blending visual artists, dancers, and filmmakers, 24 Frames Per Second is the most ambitious exhibition ever presented at Carriageworks. The exhibition, which celebrates dance on screen, has commissioned 24 artists to make 24 major new artworks. This is a cutting edge showcase, three years in the making.

Exhibition co-curator Nina Miall reveals, “24 Frames Per Second explored the integrated nature of contemporary art practice which, in recent years, has seen dance and live performance infiltrate the institutional spaces of the museum.” Co-Curator Beatrice Gralton says, in addition, “the distinctive spaces of Carriageworks offer a platform that exists beyond the dance studio, black box, or white cube.”

Presented from 18 June to 2 August 2015, the artists featured include video artist Kate Murphy, media artist Khaled Sabsabi, French choreographer/dancer François Chaignaud, and Adelaide-based choreographer Alison Currie.

Kate Murphy’s work explores the ageing body and mind, and their capacity for physical and echoic memory in Lift and Push. Her commissioned piece emerged from her time spent in a nursing home observing aged people who suffer from dementia and various degrees of immobility.

Khaled Sabsabi, presenting Organized Confusion, explores socio-political constructions of the mass demonstrations, and the heightened states of consciousness (ecstasy and fanaticism) that accompany its practice. His film installation identifies common ways that people behave physically and psychologically.

Filmed by César Vayssié, François Chaignaud presents solo choreography set in Death Valley (California) which escapes the traditional space of the theatre. Here she is an isolated fugitive amongst the infinite expanse of the desert in The Sweetest Choice.

Alison Currie presents I Can Relate, exploring the turmoil and serenity in an intimate relationship between performer, landscape, and the screen. Shot at Lady Bay, Port Elliot (South Australia), she draws upon the historical association of sculpture with the body and human movement.

Describing the innovation threaded throughout 24 Frames Per Second, Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah says, “We are proud to present the results of three years of experimentation and work by leading artists from across Australia and internationally. This major new initiative continues the Carriageworks commitment to providing uncompromising support of artists and to making risk-taking new work which is both relevant and engaging to audiences locally, nationally and internationally.”

The event is supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, providing an opportunity to present major International artists working at the forefront of film, dance, and visual art. It is set to tour nationally and internationally, forming a series of small-scale projects to visit regional arts centres across the country. To coincide with the exhibition, public programs and artist talks will also run, including opportunities for audience engagement with the artists online. A major publication will also be published as part of the project.

24 Frames Per Second
New Commissions by 24 Artists
When: 18 June to 2 August 2015
Where: Carriageworks –


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