S A Y  Y E S

Chris Sutevski, Drawing instructions, 2017, table, chair, drawing tools, paper, instruction booklet. Photo: Bryna Bamberry

Chris Sutevski, Drawing instructions, 2017, table, chair, drawing tools, paper, instruction booklet. Photo: Bryna Bamberry

COUP CANBERRA, REUBEN INGALL, ROSIE ISAAC, PATRICK LARMOUR, CHRIS SUTEVSKI, JULIA THWAITES

Curated by Patrick Larmour AND Cathy Petocz

7th - 20th May 

Opening and performance activity on 7th and 20th May

SAY YES consists of a series of audience activated performance works in which artists and participants provide a set of instructions or parameters for action. The work itself is created in the act of performance at times reaching beyond the bounds of the gallery space. Coming out of conversations between the curators about ways in which active strategies of art making can reach beyond the theatre, gallery and studio. This show includes work that instructs the audience to speak and perform as practitioners and importantly to provide instruction themselves creating an exchange of information, purpose and experience.

Julia Thwaites, Shostakovich Opp. 144 No.15 in E flat minor, 2017, musical recording, calico, velvet, table and chairs, food and objects for a meal for twelve, variable duration. Photo: Bryna Bamberry

Julia Thwaites, Shostakovich Opp. 144 No.15 in E flat minor, 2017, musical recording, calico, velvet, table and chairs, food and objects for a meal for twelve, variable duration. Photo: Bryna Bamberry