Mapping is a two-year (2014-16) participatory project initiated by Leisa Shelton/Fragment31, to archive the public memories of seminal points in Australian Media Art, Live Art and Performance Practice. It seeks to reveal seemingly forgotten artists and make visible undocumented lineages of practice.
Through a one-on-one conversation with Leisa, participants are invited to archive their key personal experiences of Australian Media Art, Live Art or Performance practice. It is a process based in MEMORY not document, and so it draws on people’s visceral lived experiences of an artwork to name the artists that have marked us as a culture.
Mapping follows two parallel lines of investigation:
‘Mapping Live Art and Performance‘ takes place at several venues across Australia over 2014-16, beginning in March 2014 with the Festival of Live Art (FOLA) at Arts House in Melbourne, and then with Vitalstatistix’s Adhocracy in Adelaide, with future sites to be announced.