Supporting Intercultural Practice & Presentation
A collaboration with Independent Producer, Jala Adolphus & Curator, Academic and Producer, Dr Sadiah Boonstra.
Freya is working with Independent Producer, Jala Adolphus and Curator, Academic and Independent Producer, Dr Sadiah Boonstra to undertake research and develop a program methodology through which artists develop and create materials that presenters can disseminate and connect to audiences alongside the presentation of works.
As producers working internationally to develop, premiere and tour intercultural projects and experimental work, we are acutely aware of the disconnect often experienced by audiences between what they are seeing / experiencing and the social, cultural and political contexts in which artists develop their work. Work that has its roots in traditional practice is prone to being over-simplified or fetishised by both audiences and presenters.
This project was seeded during APPCamp Indonesia 2018 and we have subsequently hosted discussions as part of APAM's Exchange Program and AsiaTOPA's Think Tank program (with Melbourne University).
Dr Sadiah Boonstra
Throughout 2020-2021: Undertaking interviews, discussions and research with colleagues in Asia, Europe and Australia.
26 October 2021: Supporting Intercultural Practice & Presentation - online discussion as part of Liveworks.
2 March 2020: Making Intercultural Performance Happen - discussion with Melbourne University as part of Asia TOPA's Think Tank Program.
25 February 2020: Supporting the Presentation of Experimental & Intercultural Work - public discussion as part of APAM’s Exchange Program.
This collaboration is supported by Australia Council for the Arts and Playking Foundation.