Festival Program

Workshops

The Funeral Parlour: Love Letters to Loss

Sun 26 Aug, 4pm
ACMI The Cube

You are warmly invited to write a letter to whom or what you have lost. Your words of sorrow and heartache will be folded to form an intimate artwork of woe. This participatory art will immerse audiences in a cathartic, healing experience.

This session contains content related to death.

This session is free, no bookings are required.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

3215

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Session Artists

Glitter and Snatch are a high kicking, booty shaking dance duet from Melbourne.  Through provocative and punchy acts, Glitter and Snatch create intricate and elaborately adorned performance art. They have been performing for the last four years and have landed on many a late night stage or table top in and around Melbourne.  

Noriko Ikaga is an origami artist originally from Japan. She studied Art at Maryland Institute College of Art in the USA. She is a skilled Kusudama practitioner and teacher, who has conducted Kusudama workshops in Japan, Taiwan, Sydney and Melbourne, where she has also held many exhibitions of her work. Kusudama (lit. medicine ball) is a form of paper folding that developed in ancient Japan.

Jojoh Nyx is a performance artist and community worker. She performs in dance duet Glitter and Snatch and physical theatre company One Trick Pony. Nyx's work is guided by her close relationship with death and loss, and she creates intimate, immersive artworks to explore our shared humanity.

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