Luke George

Luke George (lutruwita-Tasmania, 1978) creates new choreographic and visual work that takes daring and at times, unorthodox methods, to explore new intimacies and connections between artist and audience. Luke’s artistic practice is informed by queer politics, whereby people are neither singular nor isolated; bodies of difference can intersect, practice mutual listening, take responsibility for themselves and one another. Based in Naarm (Melbourne), Luke creates, performs and collaborates with artists and the public across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. In 2019 Luke was recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship and premiered new works in Dance Massive and the Venice Biennale. In 2020 Luke was appointed Artistic Associate of Temperance Hall and to the Co-Design Consultation Group for a dedicated Melbourne dance festival. In 2021, Luke is presenting performance commissions for the National Galleries of both Victoria and Singapore, the Liveworks Festival of Experimental Arts (Sydney), and a permanent design installation commissioned for Melbourne’s newly built Victorian Pride Centre. An ongoing collaboration with SIngapore based artist Daniel Kok, their project Hundreds+Thousands, plants and humans come together as collaborators, mediators, and audience. Relating with plants from the basis that they know (what do plants know?) to rearrange the experience of the visual, the sensual and the sensible. Listening to… breathing with… arriving at… moments when the in-between reveals itself and we catch a glimpse of a world where the human is not at the centre, but coexists with Other.