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Watch This Space

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8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
08 8952 1949 http://wts.org.au/

Watch This Space is an Artist Run Initiative

The only contemporary experimental art space in Central Australia, Watch This Space (WTS) has played a critical role in the creative ecology of Mparntwe/Alice Springs over the past 24 years. WTS is a catalyst and conduit for conversations and experiments in the always-evolving languages of art. It supports contemporary art dialogue in the region both inside and outside a gallery space, encouraging, nurturing and promoting Central Australian and visiting artists. It is an ARI hub where studio artists and exhibiting artists intersect, housing a diversity of creative practices.

WTS  aims to

  • Create opportunities for local artists’ work to be discovered and made visible through hosting contemporary art exhibitions.
  • Provide opportunities for local, interstate and international artists to enrich the artistic and cultural life of Alice Springs through the delivery of
    high quality contemporary art activities.
  • Foster an inclusive creative community of artists who share skills and experiences with each other by accessing the onsite gallery and studio space.
  • Offer professional development opportunities for artists including artistic/cultural collaborations and skills development.
  • Nurture the full breadth of contemporary art activities including multi-disciplinary art forms, new media and installation work.

February 2019

The Cry of the Burro, listening and seeing otherwise :: three events with Michael Taussig

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - February 16 @ 9:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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3 FREE events over 3 days with ficto-critical ethnographer -artist Michael Taussig (Columbia University) DAY 1 Thursday 14th Feb, 6pm :: Talk :: The Cry of the Burro Coming out of time spent in the swamplands of northern Colombia recently, this presentation tries to figure the eerie, nerve-wracking, cry of the donkey at night in connection with paramilitary violence sustaining oil palm plantations there. Just as sugar was to African slavery and the European colonial period, so palm oil is to our…

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Day 3: Seeing, listening, telling otherwise

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Further exploration of ideas and works presented on Days 1 & 2. All welcome. + Party, following workshop. Participants in the previous events are encouraged to share or make artful responses to the ideas, images and sounds canvassed over the 3 days. All welcome. BYO. * Michael Taussig is an Australian-American anthropologist renowned for his provocative and shape-shifting 'ficto-critical’ writings and life-long engagement with the work of Walter Benjamin. A writer, performance maker and imaginative mover through the unseen of…

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