Liquid Architecture

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Active since 2000, Liquid Architecture is a Naarm (Melbourne) based organisation supporting experimental, interdisciplinary and critical work addressing sound and listening in context.

Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites.

Liquid Architecture is curatorially driven and our methodology embraces research, collaborations and imaginations. We want to echo beyond local conversations, problems, debates and questions, to reverberate across media and disciplines, and so to sound out new discourses about the audible world, and beyond.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which we are situated, the peoples of the Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung language groups. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.


Team

BOARD

Andy Miller (Interim Chair)
Naomi Velaphi (Vice Chair)
Mark Nolen (Treasurer)
Leana Papaelia (Secretary)
Monica Lim
Jennifer Barry
David Chesworth
Michael Graeve
(recent alumni) Hannah Fox
(recent alumni) Kristen Smith
(recent alumni) Bebe Backhouse

STAFF

Georgia Hutchison (Executive Direction, CEO)
Joel Stern (Artistic Direction)
Debris Facility (Education)
Alisa Blakeney (Program)
Liang Luscombe (Publishing and Communication)

ASSOCIATES

Danni Zuvela
Mathew Spisbah
Autumn Royal
Nathan Gray
Anabelle Lacroix
James Parker
Sean Dockray
Laura McLean
Mehak Sawney
Xen Nhà
Lana Nguyen

TECHNICAL

Mara Schwerdtfeger
Atong Atem
Jacinta Keefe
Jon Tjhia
Audrey Lam
Bridget Chappell
Keelan O’Hehir
Paul Mylecharane
Matt Lenz
Jacqui Shelton
Lauren Squire


Contact

We welcome conversation, ideas and feedback at any time.

info@liquidarchitecture.org.au
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104/35 Johnston Street
Collingwood VIC 3066
AUSTRALIA

LIQUID ARCHITECTURE
SOUND INC
ABN 73128090237
ASN A0050679K

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Privacy Statement

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We understand and appreciate that our audience or clientele and users of this website are concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to us.

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LA is committed to ensuring all personal information it collects is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of this personal information to a large extent depends on the information provided by its clients. LA asks that all clients:

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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
LA operates occasional European artistic programming and partnerships, and complies with the data protection policies required by the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) since 25 May 2018.

OUR DATA SECURITY POLICY
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LA will also destroy or de-identify personal information when it is no longer needed, or when requested.

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You can provide feedback or make a complaint via email via email to info@liquidarchitecture.org.au.

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Events

Laniyuk and AM Kanngieser: Unwelcomed____


un-ear-thing

Zoom
EOI
11am–1pm
FREE
(Why Listen?)

Each of us who is not Indigenous to this land is complicit in the ongoing process of its colonisation; of environments, animals and people. While capitalism teaches us to take the land for granted and to forget its autonomy, for the people whose land this is, our presence cannot be unfelt. In this workshop we ask: what does it mean to be unwelcomed on and by land?

Even the most well-meaning settler-coloniser inhabits this country thinking that our presence is benign or passive. But settlers move through and on land in ways that are fundamentally extractive, that position the world in service to us. White supremacy and anti Bla(c)kness brutally differentiate the experiences and conditions of settlement, and the same practices render the land fungible, commodifiable. Western science tells us that green space is good for our health so settlers flock to forests and rivers, traverse national parks, plant gardens and shape the soil, without questioning our place to do so. At the same time we profit off dispossession and ecocide, through economies of mining, fracking, industrial farming and land clearing. With each action, we enforce an idea of land existing entirely in relation to us - for our benefit alone. We ask the world to make us feel good and to sustain us, without permission and without deep knowing.

In this workshop we will consider how we individually and collectively inhabit this land. We will unfold what it means to be on land that never invited us. We will reflect on the presumptions of innocence and goodness that inform our everyday practices - the ways in which we avoid addressing ourselves and our daily complicities, the ways we disassociate ourselves, the ways we continue coloniser relations with or without intent. We will talk about the erasure that comes from generations of genocide and deliberate silencing. We will explore what it means to listen, even when we think there is nothing to hear. We will delve into feelings of what cannot be reconciled, where both staying and leaving might feel impossible.

This workshop will require an orientation towards discomfort and what is unknown, as a step towards combating the colonisation of minds, bodies and spirits that perpetuate the denial of Aboriginal sovereignty. Because of the nature of this workshop, we particularly encourage participants that have some familiarity with undertaking such work to apply - the conditions of the current time make it impossible to meet in person, which also affects the ways we can provide in-person support and care. As much of the workshop will be group work we encourage people to apply with a friend/s if they do not wish to work with people they might not be acquainted with as there is a responsibility for participants to actively listen to, and engage with, each other’s process. Groups will comprise 2-3 participants, however there is also the option to work alone if necessary.

The workshop will consist of two whole-group meetings at the beginning and the end of the series, and daily meetings in small groups over the week. Participants will be asked to undertake daily journaling, thinking and creative practices in response to questions and readings that we will provide. In the final workshop session, participants will report back on their process and present work from their journal.

The readings will draw only from Aboriginal and Indigenous authors and will include video and audio content. If participants have specific access needs please let us know in your application, and we will work with you to meet them. The workshop will take place over zoom.

Sessions

Welcome by Uncle Dave Wandin
One. Wednesday 5 August 2020, 11am–1pm
Two. Wednesday 12 August 2020, 11am–1pm

Daily meetings will be arranged in small project groups between the two sessions.

Workshop moderators

Laniyuk is a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji poet and writer. Her writing is centered in land, loss and resistance to Australia’s ongoing colonisation of Aboriginal lands.

AM Kanngieser is a white German / first generation Australian currently living on Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri lands. They are a writer, facilitator and audio maker, working with silences, sounds, colonisation and environmental violence.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Please note, this workshop is offered to 12 participants. Expressions of interest are due Tuesday 28 July 2020, To apply please send a short text (200 words) or audio note (2 min max) letting us know who you are and why you would like to take part to info@liquidarchitecture.org.au


Unearthing or -un-ear-thing- is a new initiative extending Liquid Architecture’s work with experimental education and pedagogy.

We acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nations as the custodians of the lands on which we operate, and recognise the multiple indigenous lands where participants live, work and study. Sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to indigenous Elders, past, present and emerging.

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