Currency is a new screendance created with a group of local Warrnambool dancers spanning 6 decades in age, from teens to sixties. It explores questions of ageing and visibility in girls and women, and represents ageing as ambiguous and slippery, as movement along a current or continuum of time. Challenging fixed ideas of ‘old’ and ‘young,’ it also considers issues of ageing and cultural currency, the desire to be visible or to disappear, and the experience of our physical bodies as simultaneously architecturally formal and illusory.
Currency will screen at the Warrnambool Art Gallery 10 November- 3 December, and then online through December. There’s a floor talk Saturday 11th November 1-2pm, plus public workshops Sat and Sun mornings. Details and workshop bookings here.
Kim Sargent-Wishart finds a new currency in aging gracefully, Rebecca Riddle, Warrnambool Standard, 14/11/2017
Warrnambool teenager Jarrah Wishart is showcasing his talents in a new exhibition, Rebecca Riddle, Warrnambool Standard, 17/11/2017
Soundtrack by Jarrah Wishart on Soundcloud
Currency was made possible by a Quick Response Grant from the Regional Arts Fund and through generous in-kind support from the Warrnambool Art Gallery, Melissa’s Dance Elements, and the F Project, Inc. The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.