and Kaldor Public Art Projects are presenting renowned French artist and choreographer Xavier Le Roy in Sydney for his development of a new exhibition Temporary Title, 2015. It will be completed by the presentation of the artist’s seminal solo work from 1998, Self Unfinished, which has never before been seen in Australia. The third part of this aesthetic project is an invitation to the public from Le Roy and artistic collaborator Scarlet Yu, to participate in a series of open rehearsals with their 18 Australian performers, to help develop his groundbreaking new work Temporary Title. This open invitation is happening for the first time in the history of Kaldor Public Art Projects.

The four rehearsals will offer members of the public first-hand, intimate insights into Le Roy’s distinctive creative process. New enthusiasts of Le Roy are often surprised to learn, prior to his two decades as a choreographer, dancer and performance artist he was a molecular biologist. However the scientist is almost evident under the choreographer through the deep, critical curiosity that marks his collaborative experimental process where instead of directing the performers’ movements and techniques or tempos he ‘proposes ideas to be discussed and actualised in movement and form’. Participants will assist Le Roy and the Australian performers to engage in a dialogue that will shape the new work through collective experience. The dialogue will be opened further through a series of written reflections and conversations contributed to by the public, hosted on Carriagework’s Blog.

Le Roy has collaborated with numerous acclaimed dancers and artists around the world over the past two decades. His work Untitled, 2012, was presented at the 27th Kaldor Public Art Project, 13 Rooms, and was recognised as one of the strongest and most resonant pieces in the exhibition. In 2009, Le Roy began to create works for museums and galleries including the Tate Modern and the Hayward Gallery in London. In 2012, he produced the exhibition Retrospective for the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, and later presented an edition of that work to critical acclaim at Centre Pompidou, Paris and MoMa, PS1 in New York in 2014.

Temporary Title, 2015
Friday 20 November, 3-9pm
Saturday 21 November, 12-6pm
Sunday 22 November, 12-6pm
Track 8, Carriageworks

Free entry, bookings not required

Open rehearsals
5, 12, 18 & 19 November, 4-6pm
Free entry, bookings required

Self Unfinished
17-19 November, 8pm
Bay 17, Carriageworks
Free entry, bookings required

Where: Carriage Works, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh (cnr. Codrington St)



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