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@ Abbotsford Convent
In 2007 Punctum initiated a program with the Abbotsford Convent to undertake arts research that put cultural exchange at the centre of Live Arts practice. This program was to provide the basis for membership of the global network of arts research projects within classified historic buildings - l'Association des Centres Culturels de Rencontre. As part of the pilot project Punctum undertook a year-long residency at the Convent - In-Habit.
In-Habit resulted in a season of eleven Live Art performances and installations.
Each of the eleven works investigated a facet of site/place/space and cultural exchange. Throughout the month of February 2010, the eleven works were publicly presented.
From private garden beds of delight to shirt exchange shops; celebratory greetings to intimate meetings, accumulations of absurdist audits to singular songs, audiences were invited to step into the Convent and beyond its confines to follow pathways that opened the way to Live Art and cultural exchange.
In-Habit: Overview FILM
In-Habit: Once FILM
In-Habit: Triangulation – Prismatic Auditors FILM
In-Habit: I’m Dreaming of a French Meadow FILM
In-Habit: Tongue-a-torium FILM
In-Habit: Living Culture FILM
In-Habit: One Square Metre FILM
In-Habit: The Shirt Off My Back FILM
In-Habit: Banh Chung FILM
In-Habit: City of Voices FILM
In-Habit: Yarra FILM
In Habit: Credits FILM
In-Habit: Research References
Critical Practice: Art, Intervention and Power
Un Partage du Sensible (The sharing/division of what we sense)
Multiculturalism, Community and Diversity, A Community Roundtable
Le Gout et le Pouvoir (Taste and Power)
Concept and Artistic Direction: Jude Anderson/Punctum
In-Habit Artists: Jude Anderson, berni m janssen, Carl Panuzzo, Ernesto Rios, William Head, Katerina Kokkinos Kennedy, Mandy Nicholson, Emilie Collyer, Jason Maling, Chi Vu