EVENINGS IN RESIDENCE:
Christian Thompson

Evenings In Residence promises to be a highlight of our public engagement program as the 12 Australian Residency Artists working and living at the Pier offer insights into their concerns and responses to Marina Abramović: In Residence.

5-6pm: SCREENING

Christian Thompson presents a selection of short videos, exploring notions of identity, cultural hybridity and history.

  • art + soul, featuring Christian Thompson (2014, 14 min excerpt); written and interviewed by Hetti Perkins; directed by Steven McGregor; produced by Bridget Ikin and Jo-Anne McGowan. Courtesy of Hibiscus Films

6-7pm: ARTIST’S CHOICE

Christian Thompson performs a song recital, followed by a conversation with Charlotte Day, Director, Monash University Museum of Art.

 

Christian Thompson is an Australian born, London-based photographic, conceptual and performance artist who’s work explores notions of identity, cultural hybridity and history. Formally trained as a sculptor, Thompson’s multidisciplinary practice engages mediums such as photography, video, sculpture, performance and sound. His work is primarily focuses on the performative exploration of identity, sexuality, gender, race, ritual and memory. In his performances and photographic works he inhabits a range of personas achieved through handcrafted costumes and carefully orchestrated poses and backdrops and is known for his evocative photographic self portraits and video works.

In 2010 Thompson made history when he was awarded the Inaugural Charlie Perkins Scholarship and became the first Aboriginal Australian to be admitted into the University of Oxford in its 900-year history. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (Fine Art), Trinity College, University of Oxford, Britain, Master of Theatre, Amsterdam School of Arts, Das Arts, The Netherlands, Masters of Fine Art (Sculpture) RMIT University and Honours (Sculpture) RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland.

Evenings in Residence: Christian Thompson from Kaldor Public Art Projects on Vimeo.

 

Photo: Courtesy the Artist


When

Sunday 5 July
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Christian Thompson's Choice

Add to Calendar Australia/Sydney EVENINGS IN RESIDENCE:
Christian Thompson
5pm: Film screening
6pm: Christian Thompson's Choice
LEVEL 1
PIER 2/3
WALSH BAY

Where

LEVEL 1
PIER 2/3
WALSH BAY

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Admission

FREE