We’re almost half way through Next Wave Festival 2016 and have already seen some amazing shows. We hope you got to see the ones you wanted but remember – if you didn’t, book in now as tickets are selling. Here are some exhibitions and performances opening this week/end, and one-off events that are not to be missed.
From Wed 11 May | A-97 | ACMI | 5 Days Only!
An operatic imagining of what it would mean if the year 1997 never ended.
From Wed 11 May| Camel | Arts House | 5 Days Only!
All fired up with nowhere to go, Camel is an ardently futilitarian protest performance without agenda.
From Thu 12 May | Algorithmic Misfits | RMIT Design Hub| Until Sat 21 May
Algorithmic Misfits introduces audience members to professionals on both sides of the internet privacy war in a multi-site performance.
From Thu 12 May | The Horse | Arts House | Until Sun 22 May
Traversing scales, spectrums, land, Earth and the universe, Dylan Sheridan makes the impossible possible: playing the galaxy; hearing the stars in this performance.
From Thu 12 May | Passing | Northcote Town Hall | Until Wed 18 May
PASSING combines Amrita Hepi’s hip-hop prowess and background in contemporary dance with Jahra Wasasala’s grounded and ritualistic choreographic style to create a physical dialogue between two daughters of diaspora.
From Thu 12 May | Relating to the Immediate Surroundings of Something; or, This is What I’m Talking About | Northcote Uniting Church | Until Sat 21 May
Forging a new mode of composition and music making, Relating to… is musician and composer Megan Clune’s exploration of performance and space.
Ecosexual Bathhouse | Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria | until Sat 14 May
GROUND CONTROL | Northcote Town Hall | Until Sat 14 May
The Voices of Joan of Arc | Northcote Town Hall | Until Sat 14 May
Sedih//Sunno | Arts House | until Sun 15 May **SOLD OUT**
Mummy Dearest | Arts House | Until Sat 21 May
Angkot Alien | A secret CBD location | Until Sun 22 May **SOLD OUT**
Thu 12 May, 6pm-8pm | Far From Here | Meat Market | Free
A video installation of cinematic proportions, Claire Robertson leads the viewer through large-scale, multi-channel projections that capture uninhabited fly-in fly-out mining camps of the Pilbara Region.
Thu 12 May, 6pm-8pm | Something Less | Meat Market | Free
Something Less is an unmistakably Tasmania-centric collaborative exhibition and publishing project that breaks open the narrative of Tasmanian history and mythology, and its place in the Australian national psyche.
Arrival of the Rajah | Abbotsford Convent | Until Fri 20 May
Blaksland and Lawless | Across Melbourne | Free
Decolonist | West Space | Free | Until Sat 4 Jun
The Fraud Complex | West Space | Free | Until Sat 4 Jun
One Million Views | North Melbourne shopfronts | Free | Until Sat 21 May
shadow sites | Centre for Contemporary Photography and National Storage Collingwood | Free | Until Sun 22 May
Shadows on the hill | Around Melbourne | Until Sat 21 May
Sisters Akousmatica | Signal | Free | Until Sat 21 May
Still I Rise | Blak Dot Gallery | Free | Until Sun 22 May
Telltale | Arts Project Australia | Free | Until Sat 11 Jun
Ua numi le fau opening | Gertrude Contemporary | Free | Until Sat 18 Jun
Talks, walks and workshops
Wed 11 May
12pm | Indigenous Language Workshop | Abbotsford Convent
Thu 12 May
1pm | Arrival of the Rajah Artist Talk | Abbotsford Convent | Free
Fri 13 May
2pm | Ships in the Night reading | Meat Market | Free
Sat 14 May
12pm | Arrival of the Rajah Performance | Abbotsford Convent | Free
2pm | Still I Rise Artist Talk | Blak Dot Gallery | Free
6pm | Relating to the Immediate Surroundings of Something; or, This is What I’m Talking About live event | Northcote Uniting Church | Free
Sun 15 May
4pm | Far From Here artist talk | Meat Market | Free
FEMPRE$$ | Sun May 15, 7pm-1am | Howler | $15
Featuring SOVTRAX (VIC), SEZZO (QLD), Busty Beatz (QLD), Amrita Amrita (NSW) and guest MCs
Also, don’t forget the Festival Club | The Toff in Town | Free
The Toff in Town is your late-night destination during Next Wave Festival 2016.
Our disappearing present | Online at nextwave.org.au | Free
Demonstrating a possible structure for our online world that sidesteps corporate control, this project is deliberately fleeting. Instructions here.
From Thu 5 May | Separating Hydrogen From Air: A Primer | Arts House | Free
This project explores the fugitive nature of legacy and influence and attempts to address the scarcity of archival material faced by researchers of performative or ephemeral practices.