PARLOUR

05-Apr-2012



Thursday nights (April 5, 12, and 19) from 5.30 – 9.00pm

Levels 1 & 2, The Commercial Travellers' Association 'CTA club', Martin Place, Sydney
Free Admission
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Kaldor Public Art Projects launches Parlour, a creative new space where art, music, film, performance and hands-on workshops come together to explore and engage with our projects at night. 

Each Parlour will be presented in a unique venue, bringing a fresh approach to the Kaldor project artists' work in a variety of stimulating, entertaining and sometimes, surprising, ways.  

Join Kaldor Public Art Projects, the University of Technology Sydney School of Design, N, FBi radio, and The Festivalists for Project 25: Parlour celebrating The Dailies, Thomas Demand’s intriguing new installation at the Commercial Travellers’ Association in Martin Place. Come think a little, come drink a little, come stay a while in our Parlour - selected Thursday nights in April.

EACH THURSDAY, 5.30 -9pm
See Thomas Demand's new artwork The Dailies at night, enjoy 'The Dailies' special cocktail and drinks in the lounge and take part in workshops, talks and a series of other special events each Thursday at Parlour:

 

Thursday April 5 
The Doppelgänger Parlour


Performances:
Lara Thoms and Nat Randall (with Penelope Seidler)
Emma Price (The Kingpins), Justin Shoulder, Matt Stegh, and Betty Grumble.
Discussion:
Lazy Susan's Half-hour Speak-easy

Adam Jasper hosts a circular conversation featuring twins, stunt doubles, detective fiction and photocopying.
Films:
Discover doppelgänger-inspired films.
Music:
Live FBi DJs in the cocktail lounge.
Jack Shit
Ross Eldridge
Games:
Play vintage parlour games.
Model-making:
Miniature Modernism

with Christian Meli and Kevin Tong
Architectural interventions:
Rob Beson, Frank Rob Beson, Frank Minnaërt and Nadia Wagner

Roundtable, workshops, architectural interventions and films curated by N; music provided by FBi radio.


Thursday 12 April

Parlour Kino Sydney

Kino Sydney:
Short film premieres by emerging filmmakers, including work shot on location at the CTA
Live Band:
The Bedlams
Talk:
Professor Colin Griffiths and Sydney architect Stephen Collier reflect upon the legacy of renowned Australian architect Harry Seidler, designer of the CTA building.
Music:
Live FBi DJs in the cocktail lounge.
Adam Lewis
Bridie Moran
Games:
Play vintage parlour games.
Model-making:
Miniature Modernism
with Christian Meli and Kevin Tong

Kino film program hosted by The Festivalists; music provided by FBi radio.

 

Thursday 19 April
The Mirror Parlour



Discussion:
The Real, Presence and Absence

philosopher Andrew Benjamin leads a rousing discussion on the mirror.
Experience:
Young architects amplify the uncanny subterranean spaces of the CTA.
Films:
Discover mirror-inspired films.
Music:
Live FBi DJs in the cocktail lounge.
Frames
Johnny Lieu
Games:
Play vintage parlour games.
Model-making:
Miniature Modernism 2

with Thomas Cole and Felicia Huang of LeeshTagTom
Architectural interventions:
Rob Beson and Sarah Jamison

Roundtable, workshops, architectural interventions,  and films curated by N; music provided by FBi radio.

 


Parlour collaborators:


FBi 94.5FM, Sydney’s largest independent radio station, consistently delivers the best in new music and emerging arts and culture. Since 2003, FBi has been playing 50% Australian music (with half of that from Sydney) as well as the very best imported tunes, many which you won't hear anywhere else. With a focus on new music, they've helped break some of Australia's best acts including Cloud Control, The Presets, Angus and Julia Stone, and Wolfmother. They also cover film, theatre, performance, visual art, gallery happenings, openings, movements, and ideas on air and online. Find out more or become an FBi supporter at fbiradio.com

N is a curatorial collective founded in 2010 by Adrian Lahoud, Sam Spurr, and David Burns. Recent projects include "Networks of surrender", the Sydney contribution to the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale and "How to be a good witness", the Australian contribution to the Architecture Section of the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

UTS Studio: David Burns, Director of Photography and Situated Media at UTS, and Sam Spurr, Director of Interior & Spatial Design at UTS, are leading a multi-disciplinary design studio that challenges photography and spatial design students to examine themes related to the banal. 12 teams of UTS students will be researching six concepts (the mirror, the perfect, the monotonous, the forgery, the forensic, and the Doppelgänger) that will lead to exciting new projects.

Kino Sydney is an open-mic night for filmmakers that has taken place monthly in venues across Sydney since November 2006. Participants make short videos specifically for Kino so each film is a world premiere. Kino Sydney is part of an international network, with cells in Canada, the US, France, Germany, the UK, South Africa and now Australia.