Chun Yin Rainbow Chan and Ivey Wawn respond to Asad Raza’s 'Absorption'

For the 34th Kaldor Public Art Project, Raza has invited artists to develop a series of interventions focussing on dialogue and collaboration.

This event brings together two distinct performances by some of Australia’s most exciting artists. At 7pm, we present a new choreographic collaboration between Ivey Wawn, Ivan Cheng, Daniel Jenatsch, Eugene Choi and Taree Sansbury. Following this work, at 8pm, acclaimed performer Chun Yin Rainbow Chan will delight audiences with a solo performance of her unique brand of pop music.

7pm: Surfacing by Ivey Wawn

She is a surface, a vehicle for appearances; reflections. Concealed in her commodity form are the social relations that go into constructing her; relations that are obscured by the smooth, reflective surface of her face; dispersed and confused in her ability to project back representations of what is presented to her.

Surfacing is a new choreographic work by Ivey Wawn with Ivan Cheng, Eugene Choi, Daniel Jenatsch and Taree Sansbury. They work with text, mirrors, sound and dance on the material laid by Asad Raza in his new work Absorption for Kaldor Public Art Project 34.

8pm: Solo performance by Chun Yin Rainbow Chan
Vocal, feedback, keys


Ivey Wawn is an independent artist working between Sydney and Melbourne. Her practice emerges from dance into the choreographic, dealing with systems thinking to build live performance situations for a range of contexts. Her work has been shown at Underbelly Arts Festival, Firstdraft Gallery and at RMIT Design Hub among others. She was recipient of the DanceWEB Scholarship in 2016, a Responsive Residency through Critical Path in 2018 and the 2019 Performance Space Experimental Choreography Residency. Ivey is a student of Political Economy at the University of Sydney and also sells her labour as a waiter between projects.

Chun Yin Rainbow Chan works across music, performance and installation. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Sydney, Rainbow is interested in mistranslations, diaspora and the effects of globalisation on modern Chinese society. Her research engages with the authentic and the copy, exploring sites of exchange and desire which complicate Western notions of originality and appropriate consumption.

PLEASE NOTE that this event is now booked out. Contact Kaldor Public Art Projects for more information.

Left: Ivey Wawn. Right: Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, photo by Jonno Revanche.


Thursday 9 May, 7pm & 8pm

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