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A sheet as sail | Brian Fuata

by beth sorensen

A Sheet as sail, Brian Fuata, 2020

A Sheet as sail continues Brian Fuata’s long standing practice of structured improvisation that exploits the image of the ghost. Fuata worked in situ at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, haunting and/or being possessed by the practices and artworks of the other artists, absorbing and embodying fragments of their works to become part of a performance, which is presented as a post improvisation film.

This performance is a part of our Terra inFirma: Sovereignty and Memory program.

Learn more about his performance here.

Brian Fuata (b. 1978, Wellington, New Zealand) drives an improvisational practice grounded in conversation, text and movement, and uses a range of sites for his work including theatres, galleries, mobile phone text messages and the Internet.

Fuata has presented work recently at APT9, Alaska Projects, Performa, Liveworks Performance Space, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre; Carriageworks, Sydney (2015); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2013); Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna (2013); Artspace, Sydney (2011); Barbican Theatre, London (2009); and Performance Space, Sydney (2006), among many others.