Overview, Images
IE.-BS, Connecting in the Grey Zones, curated by Anador Walsh, installation at Blindside. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Nick James Archer.

Connecting in the Grey Zone

Jess Gall + Rebecca Jensen, Arini Byng, Eugene Choi, Ivey Wawn, Angela Goh, Isabella Hone-Saunders, ie.-bs

5–20 Dec 2019

A grey zone is characterised by an absence of regulation and an indeterminacy of form. Within contemporary performance practice there exists two such grey zones: the grey zone in which performance is exhibited – a hybrid space between theatre’s black box and the gallery’s white cube – and the grey zone of digital technology and social media, a now ubiquitous form through which performance is documented and distributed.

Connecting in the grey zone situated itself at the point where two grey zones converge, in order to interrogate the function of digital technology in this space. The project posed questions concerning the symbiotic relationship between these zones, the role of the body and the audience in this context, and the part that social media played in the popularity of performance art.

Over the course of three weeks, ten artists and five writers working with, or adjacent to contemporary performance practice, addressed these questions in order to better understand performance and its shades of grey, and reiterate the importance of the body in this space.

Opening performances by Eugene Choi, Isabella Hone-Saunders and Ivey Wawn.

Round table discussion with Arini Byng, Jess Gall + Rebecca Jensen, Amelia Wallin and Pip Wallis, moderated by Anador Walsh + PERFORMANCES by Eugene Choi with Arben Dzika, and Ivey Wawn

Read the publication Connecting in the grey zone with contributions from Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung, Mark Feary, Brooke Stamp, Lizzie Thomson and Anador Walsh and documentation of the exhibition, performances and public program.

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The 2019 Emerging Curator Mentorship program was focused on curatorial research and the development of an exhibition at BLINDSIDE under the mentorship of Mark Feary, Artistic Director, Gertrude Contemporary.

The annual Emerging Curator Mentorship is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

Connecting in the grey zone was generously supported by Create Space Consultancy and MurriMatters.

Onsite, Exhibition, Emerging Curator

Connecting in the grey zone situated itself at the point where two grey zones converge, in order to interrogate the function of digital technology in this space.

Opening: 5 Dec 2019, 7am–9am
Round Table Discussion: 12 Dec 2019, 7am–9am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.


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Onsite, Exhibition, Emerging Curator

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Onsite, Exhibition, Talk, Performance, Publication, Emerging Curator

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Rebecca Jensen, Spawn, 2021, Vinyl, Rafaella McDonald, Dancers Luigi Vescio and Lilian Steiner. Courtesy the artists.
Onsite, Exhibition, Performance

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Rebecca Jensen

Solo Residency: Ivey Wawn
Ivey Wawn. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Matthew Syres.
Offsite, Residency

2–19 Sep 2020

Solo Residency: Ivey Wawn

Ivey Wawn

Live Work
Arini Byng + Aaron Christopher Rees, Live Work (In Progress), 2018, dimensions variable, video still by Aaron Christopher Rees. Courtesy of the artists.
Onsite, Exhibition, Publication

23 Jan–9 Feb 2019

Live Work

Arini Byng, Aaron Christopher Rees

Eye Napping
Jessie Gall, Eye Napping, digital collage. courtesy of the artist.
Online, Exhibition

14–31 Oct 2020

Eye Napping

Jessie Gall

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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.