attuning (Point of Contact Gallery) broadcasts auditory traces from the human, non-human and material resonance emanating from a site-responsive 24-hour immersive experience.

attuning Point of Contact Gallery Syracuse 24 hours 9pm Thurs 1 Sept till 9pm Fri 2 Sept

The Idleness Labouritory challenges modern ideas of labour and idleness to make propositions for an aesthetic ethos of co-creative experience. The Lab develops performative projects, practices and experiences that exceed narrow constructions of idleness as unproductive and labour as productive so as to reveal lucid, creative and critically enquiring modes of generative activity. The Idleness Labouritory plays with performative ways of questioning, exploring and attributing value in contemporary creative arts practices. Often with the contribution of collaborating participants, Lab activities perform propositional relationships to exchanges of value and potential relations amongst communities of practice, economies, material conditions and ecosystems. The Lab research seeks to generate examples of practices that posit the kind of re-orientations necessary to engage with current challenges facing living systems, including human society.

The Idleness Labouritory is a performance practice by Mick Douglas and Julieanna Preston with collaborators: Kalia Zizi Barrow, Joan Farrenkopf, Coco Ke Huang, Tamara Miller, Joanna Spitzner, Ioana Georgeta Turcan. Recent works include Reading Labours, a 24-hour performance presented by Urban Dream Brokerage, Wellington, New Zealand, March 2016. (reviewed here).

Mick Douglas works in performance social practice and teaches in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University Australia.

Julieanna Preston’s spatial and performance practice is informed by architecture, building, feminist and new materialist philosophy. She teaches at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand.