Kelly Fliedner (VIC)
Seeing you laugh and not knowing what you are laughing about. Seeing you cry and wanting to cry with you. Seeing someone look at you and being able to feel the weight of their stare. Seeing you over there and wishing you were here with me. Make love to me. Look at me, looking at you. Let us feel each other through this distance.
Ships in the night is a series of love letters between artworks floating in a festival. Responding to the aesthetic and the conceptual elements of various Next Wave Festival 2016 projects, Kelly Fliedner presents a program of readings and texts that find relations between works that, at first, might seem incongruous. Read or published alongside each project, Ships in the night aims to create new relationships and weave new conversations across the Festival, while complementing and complicating audience perspectives. Come along to one or all of the performances or listen to the Ships in the night podcast at shipsinthenight.info to map your own journey.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and The Margaret Lawrence Bequest.