Friday Sunset Series: Chunky Move x MPavilion: Activators 1



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Helen Grogan, 'POEM (with insistence on plurality) - Firstdraft Gallery', 2016. Video still.

Presented by Chunky Move, ACTIVATORS 1 – Helen Grogan & Mark Friedlander unfolds as an offering of art discourse in the format of art event. Developed as a dialogue and presented in three parts, Friedlander and Grogan craft pragmatic tasks that attend to a sharing of curiosity and potentiality, rather than the staging or display of a ‘complete outcome’. Each of the three parts acknowledges and reveals how the artists’ actions/thoughts are imbued with embodied knowledge – choreography, material fabrication, spatial comprehension – as are all actions/thoughts already happening within the site.

The process of developing this project for and within the delegated site is informed by conversations with Cath Stutterheim.

The artists acknowledge the Wurundjeri balluk of the Kulin Nations as sovereign custodians of the lands on which we work and gather, and extend their respect to all First Nations people.

ACTIVATORS by Chunky Move is an annual curated series of free public events. The series invites independent art practitioners informed by notions of the choreographic, to respond to the context of the program. ACTIVATORS will take place across Melbourne in 2020, with more events to be announced soon.

Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.