You and me can be together


Or we can totally be apart.

That’s one of the good things about good things, you don’t always need them and can sometimes even let them go.

As you may or may not know, collaborating with Betsy Turcot is one of my greatest artistic pleasures – she is guided by ethics and integrity, is a pleasure to work with and her tender writing style has a centre of steel – it’s a wonderful combination to work with. And we’re right in the thick of Shave and a Haircut.

But next week, we have the chance to go it solo. And I for one can’t wait. Betsy and I will be performing as a part of Experimenta Speak to Me 5th International Biennial of Media Art, which is an initiative of Experimenta, Australia’s leading media art organisation.

Artists have been invited to consider what it means, at this time, to be together. The exhibition features a range of artworks including thoughtful and contemplative screen-based works, projections and new Experimenta commissions from critically-acclaimed Australian and international artists, including:

The interactive installation e. Menura Superba (affectionately known as ‘Ernie’) by Gavin Sade and Priscilla Bracks, will be on display at State Library of Queensland.

To support the exhibition, Betsy and I will both be looking at the idea of “Speak to me” and I’ll be doing what I did not ever think would be a thing I’d do.

Details of the event can be found here.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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