About Andrew and Harrison’s Residency
Here’s what Andrew and Harrison said of the project on the eve of their May 2021 residency:
“Our thoughts for this residency are towards finding scenographies through soft efficiencies and reversing and inversing performative states.
“Utilising a small set of very specific objects and cultural artefacts, remainders of cult archives and instructional dvds, how can we transport and import the hands, eyes and mouth while resisting a phraseologist approach? Who can we invite to share a species of interest, but in a perfunctory way? Can we find a most-honest state for an object which has no consciousness, but is loaded with associations, and find a precision or quality amongst movements associated with a manifestly functional role? How can we build this research towards and outcome in 2022?
About Andrew Treloar
Andrew Treloar is an artist working between contemporary art, dance and fashion design through multiple practices and collaborations. These include recent projects with Henry Jock Walker, Jack Riley, Daniel Riley, Dancenorth, Jo Lloyd, Marrugeku, Lucy Guerin Inc., and Chunky Move. His design work has shown across many venues and festivals throughout Australia including the 2018 Commgames Opening Ceremony.
He completed a Masters in Fine Art by Research in 2014 at University of Melbourne, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music (VCA) studying interrelationships between training and conditioning practices in dance and sport to generate processes for making art works. Andrew’s Visual Arts practice includes a strong component of problem-solving and material research, which has covered wearable sculptures (Metal. 2020), techno-slime installations (The Venusian Slip 1.0) and multi-venue live-streams (Porous Space. Simultaneous Event., 2014).
In collaboration with Harrison Hall, Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Luigi Vescio, he made and produced The Venusian Slip, which had successful seasons in 2018 and 2020. He is currently in development for new work with Harrison Hall, which has been sustained by residencies at Abbotsford Convent, Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Moving Forward residency program, Temperance Hall’s Exquisite Corps residency and in Andrew’s own studio. They are also currently working on a short outcome for Pieces 2021 Season commissioned by Lucy Guerin Inc. and The Substation.
About Harrison Hall
Harrison Hall’s work situates contemporary performance and dance in experiential art environments. His works focus on offering audiences a sense of transport into altered states of reality to shift unfounded beliefs about the world. Harrison’s recent work traverses states of flux between the digital and physical realms utilising new technologies and materials to augment the body.
He has presented his works in a variety of contexts including The Venusian Slip (2018) at Mycelium Studios and then alongside Andrew Treloar at Temperance Hall (2019) as part of their Midsummer Festival program.
Recently he and Luca Dante (motion graphics artist) were awarded a Solitude 1 Residency grant from Chunky Move and the Tanja Liedtke foundation. He was also invited by Chunky Move to present for their Activators program in which he created BONANZA! with Sam Mcgilp and Justin Kane, a Performance Dialogue Media artwork that included conversations with NAXS corp (Taiwanese audiovisual art collective) and Lu Yang (Chinese digital artist).
In 2020 Harrison was selected as a participating artist at the Taiwan Performing Art Centre’s ADAM Artist Lab, to develop creative connections with leading artists across the Asian region. As a collaborator, Harrison has worked nationally and internationally, collaborating and performing with many artists/companies including;
· Yumi Umuimare and Theatre Gumbo (Japan)
· The Australian Ballet
· La Fura dels Baus (Spain)
· Stephanie Lake
· Phillip Adams’ Balletlab
· Shaun Parker Company + Ivo Dimchev (Bulgaria)
· Gideon Obarzanek
· Lucy Guerin Inc
- many more.
About LGI Residencies
LGI Residencies offer artists the freedom to explore new ideas, develop new works and cultivate their choreographic practice. Studio space and administrative support are offered by LGI, as well as the invitation to share outcomes of the residency in a way that best supports the artist in residence.
For more information on LGI’s residency program and the other 2020 Artists-in-Residence, please visit the Residency tab on our Programs page.