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listing of upcoming and previous GAIP hosted activities

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GAIP at MIM

GAIP performance events at museum of innocence mildura (mim): December 8, 2018, January 19, 2019, January 26, 2019, March 2, 2019 and March 3, 2019 at Mildura Art Centre, coincide with Wesley Walters exhibition, curated by Domenico de Clario "Wes Walters: The Art of the Pre-cursor" at the Mildura Art Centre (MAC) until Sunday, March 3, 2019. Running concurrently at museum of innocence mildura in the main gallery space is the "in-studio" component of the more formal exhibit at MAC.

Ren Walters is also artist-in-residence at mim until February 11, 2019.

GAIP performers will make their way to Mildura when possible to participate in these performance events.

Some performers expected to participate:

Clinton Green

Carmen Chan Schoenborn

Domenico de Clario

Michael McNab

Juana Beltrán

Max Posthoorn

Troy Rainbow

Candice Boyd

Adrian Sherriff

Elnaz Sheshgelani

Ren Walters 

at The Burrow Art Space 83 Brunswick St. Fitzroy (enter via laneway at rear) on the Saturday and Sunday November 10 + 11.

The second CURRENT event for the year; INTERSTICE is being curated by Michael McNab and Candice Boyd.

Visit http://currentmusic-event.com for line up.

$10 entry for one day, $15 for two days, 2:00 pm. - 9:00 pm. both days.

Emergence

'Emergence'
with graphic score by Candice Boyd
at Sanatorium Lake Picnic Ground, Mt Macedon
Sunday, 21 October 2018
 

Participants invited, friends welcome to this private/public event
Duration approximately 3 hours, 12.30 - 3.30 pm
Meeting point - Woodend Railway Station at 11.30 

INTERSECTION3

Friday/Saturday on May 18/19, 2018 from 11 pm. until 1 am. there will be a GAIP presence at the corner of Swanston and LaTrobe Sts., Melbourne City.

All are invited to participate.

GAIPscape

GAIP at MAP RAINBOW 2018. Saturday, April 28 in the town of Rainbow, 3 - 6 pm performance time.

Michael McNab, Elnaz Sheshgelani, Simon Fisher, Clinton Green, Adrian Sherriff, Ren Walters performing in the The Mecca Hall building in Federal St,. Rainbow.

CURRENT 2017/18

CURRENT is a communal inter-disciplinary performance event, where new trios of artists, diverse in practice, gender, age and experience, are played out and reshuffled across a 2-day program. Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 February 2018, 2-10:30pm each day. Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Experimental, improvised and musical forms of performance are to be expected as well as forms that consider language, the visual plane, space, movement and parallel action, grey areas between disciplines, the intersection of different senses and other associated forms.

Visit website for more info. (NOTE: Website temporarily unavailable ! )

http://www.currentmusic-event.com

This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

GAIP at MIM 2017

​A return visit for GAIP at Museum of Innocence Mildura from November 2 until November 17, 2017. MIM, ADFA building, 31-33 Deakin Ave. Mildura.

Since the MIM sign still displayed "november / ren walters", I proposed that I return in November 2017.

A much less social time was had with more focus on visual work and outback trips taking in new vistas and previously visited sites. Since the new studio in Rupanyup is only 3 hours away there is a growing sense of connection with the general region and a coming-to-know. I am noticing more localised difference and nuance in the landscapes as I move through by car or on foot.

An (at least) annual visit is in order, especially if the MIM sign declares my presence in november!  

GAIP at Rupanyup 2017

Rupanyup is the site of an ongoing GAIP project to establish a physical space that will host creative gatherings in a rural setting from now into the future.

The place has already seen a number of unlikely meetings and acts of serious generosity. It is hoped that the unexpected is encountered and the place be understood as both a haven for the needy and an intersection of similarities and differences in good creative spirit.

CURRENT 2016

GAIP presents CURRENT Friday December 16, 2016 from 7:00 pm.until midnight at Moreland City Band Hall 16-22 Cross St., Brunswick.

This time will be all musicians featuring young drummers in trio format. Performers line up as it becomes available.

Performers: 

Rama Parwata, Zeke Ruckman, Maddison Carter, Oliver Iacano, Scott McConnachie, Myfanwy Hunter, Tom Stewart-Toner, Rob Vincs, Clinton Green, Tony Hicks, Carmen Chan, Stephen Magnusson, Adam Simmons, Ren Walters.

Current 2016 Performance video

Ren Walters AIR GAIP at MIM

Inaugural artist-in-residence at the new Museum of Innocence Mildura from November 2 until November 30, 2016.

MIM, ADFA building, 31-33 Deakin Ave. Mildura.

I am undertaking this residency as an initiator of and participant in General Assembly of Interested Parties.

 

Briefly, my overarching purpose is to be accessible and available to those interested in interacting, observing, listening and conversing.

I am offering a soundplay/ new listening workshop for people interested in sound-making as an exploratory, creative and consciousness expanding adventure.

No musical experience is necessary. I am also offering individual musical encounters.

 

Within the gallery I intend to be working visually and aurally, but whatever may transpire in the space will be understood as constituting performance. I will also be venturing outside into the town and countryside in this capacity.

In addition MIM and GAIP will be hosting other visiting artists during the residency joining me in activities and functioning independently.

 

There will be a ‘noticeboard’ in the window informing the viewer of the days' ‘schedule’ and upcoming planned activities but there will also be plenty of unscripted happenings within the space and at other external locations.

 

Whilst engaging in traditional arts practices is often a starting point, a broader social, performative, collaborative, conversational process is sought.

THIS Ensemble

October 7, 2016, from 8 pm. until late, at Moreland City Band Hall, 16 Cross St., Brunswick. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents; 'this is the moment' 

GAIP presents THIS Ensemble; 'this is the moment'.

Participants: Dur-é Dara, Adrian Sherriff, Carmen Chan, Gabriela Green, Candice Boyd, Michael McNab, Lisa Dethridge, Reuben Lewis, Myfanwy Alderson, Clinton Green, Ewen, Ren Walters and guests!

 

Entry by donation if you wish. You can also byo . . . .

THIS Ensemble

August 5, 2016, from 8 pm. until late, at Moreland City Band Hall, 16 Cross St., Brunswick. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents; 'seeking something'.

GAIP presents THIS Ensemble's return to Cross St. 'seeking something'.

Participants: Takashi Takiguchi, Dur-é Dara, Adrian Sherriff, Carmen Chan, Amaara Raheem, Tim Crafti, Michael McNab, Lisa Dethridge, Reuben Lewis, Myfanwy Alderson, Clinton Green, Ewen, UB, Mick Douglas, Ren Walters and guests!

 

ENTRY FREE (donate if you wish - for Cross St. space)

INTERSECTION2

May 19, 2016, at the corner of Swanston and LaTrobe Sts., Melbourne

There will be a GAIP presence at this intersection between 11:00 am. and 1:00 pm. for those wishing to join in.

gather

May 14/15, 2016 at Testing Grounds, 1 - 23 City Road, Southbank, Saturday 6:00 pm. until Sunday 6:00 pm. GAIP in conjunction with Testing Grounds presents gather: a 24 hour performance event.

gather will function, in part, as a closing ceremony, marking the end of a chapter for Testing Grounds (which will undergo a major upgrade over winter).

There will be no programmed performances, instead, spontaneous, adhoc, on-the-spot collaborations, and an improvisational approach to performance of any material will be the predominant mode of relation, forming a constantly negotiated improvisational ecology.

un·habited space

April 4 - 6, 2016 Carmen Chan, Ren Walters in-residence at Conduit Art Space. April 4,5 11:00 am - 11:00 pm. April 6 6:00 am  -  6:00 pm.

Another farewell event for Conduit, including a specific performance with guest artists each day. Dur-é Dara, Janette Hoe, Michael McNab, Juana Beltrán, Clinton Green.

"Our intention is for the residency to be both a private and public event – as well as neither one nor the other – exploring our everyday lives between the non-performer and the performing artist."

12:00–>00:00

March 19, 2016 Ren Walters - Clinton Green - Michael McNab, 12 hour event from midday at Conduit Art Space. 

In a farewell before the impending closure of Conduit Arts, we occupy the space for 12 hours. We hope to provide the physical and temporal space for improvised ceremonial actitives, explorations of the limits of performance, and other unpredictable phenomena.
Entry by donation. You are welcome to come and go throughout the day/night. VIDEO

THIS Ensemble

October 28 - November 2, 2015 THIS Ensemble Wimmera Adventures 

THIS Ensemble visits Avoca, Minyip, Jeparit, Natimuk Fringe Festival, Quantong, Dimboola, Horsham.

Known participants: Dur-é Dara, Elnaz Sheshgelani, Simon Fisher, Chun-liang Liu, Clinton Green, Michael McNab, Adrian Sherriff, Reuben Lewis, Lisa Dethridge, Tony Yap, Rod Cameron, Jonathan Rainin, Tamsin Channing, Ren Walters.

GAIP with MARP at Performing Mobilities

October 10, 2015, GAIP people joined Malaysia Australia Raft Project at the Performing Mobilities event outside ACCA Southbank, Melbourne.

Extended duration performance with participants from GAIP, MARP and visitors. see Anthony Pelchen's MARP

THIS Ensemble

July 31, 2015, at 16 Cross St., Moreland City Band Hall, Brunswick. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents; (a yawn and things change).

 

GAIP presents THIS Ensemble July 31 2015 #1 (a yawn and things change)

Participants: Dur-é Dara, Michael McNab, Mick Douglas, Takashi Takiguchi, Lisa Dethridge, Rob Vincs, Elnaz Sheshgelani, Reuben Lewis, Myfanwy Alderson, Ayako Fujii, Peter Fraser, Ren Walters. Unidentified participants; banjo/piano player, mover, trumpet player (apologies for not knowing names).

THIS Ensemble

May 30, 2015, at 16 Cross St., Moreland City Band Hall, Brunswick. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents; 'under the circumstances, again'.

Clinton Green, Elnaz Sheshgelani, Gabriela Green, Shani Mohini-Holmes, Ren Walters, Carmen Gar Man Chan, Michael McNab, Lisa Dethridge, Takashi Takiguch, Adrian Sherriff, Chun-liang Liu, Dur-e Dara.

Guest appearances; Nathaniel Finley, Ricardo Evertsz, Tony Yap, Jordan White.

INTERSECTION

May 19, 2015, GAIP event at the corner of Swanston and Latrobe Sts., Melbourne City. 

Participants invited, friends welcome to this private/public event. Duration approximately 2 hours, 12:00 -2:00 pm. Tuesday, May 19.

THIS Ensemble

April 24, 2015, at 16 Cross St., Moreland City Band Hall, Brunswick. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents; 'under the circumstances'.

Clinton Green, Gabriela Green, Ren Walters, Carmen Gar Man Chan, Michael McNab, Lisa Dethridge, Takashi Takiguch, Reuben Lewis, Adrian Sherriff, Chun-liang Liu. 

Guest appearances; Tim Crafti (via Skype), Juana Beltran, Tony Yap, Jesse Lewis

Current 2015

March 21, 2015, at Conduit Art Space. Presented by General Assembly of Interested Parties in association with Conduit Arts. From 3 pm. until 11 pm. and will be curated by the extraordinary voice artist Jenny Ruth Barnes.

 

See http://currentmusic-event.com for info and arists involved.

THIS Ensemble

December 12, 2014, at 16 Cross St., Moreland City Band Hall, Brunswick. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents.

ensemble of changing line up, this time; Clinton Green, Shani Holmes, Michael McNab, Tim Crafti, Elnaz Sheshgelani, Josten Myburgh, Carmen Gar Man Chan, Takashi Takiguchi, Dur-é Dara, Ren Walters, Aviva Endean, Scott McConnachie. 

Melaka Art and Performance Festival

November 21 - 23, 2014. General Assembly of Interested Parties at Melaka Festival curated and co-ordinated by the Festivals artistic director Tony Yap.

Four different groupings of GAIP participants self organised their performances in different locations around the festival site.

Videos are here on this site. Below are links to  some 'Manaweblife' versions and variations;

GAIP 1 part 1      GAIP 1 part 2

GAIP 2                 GAIP 3

General Assembly of Interested Parties [again]

October 12, 2014, 12:00 am. - 8:00 pm. General Assembly of Interested Parties and Testing Grounds presentation.

Extended duration performative presence that coincided with an asylum seekers support group party, full of ad hoc creative adventures. Held at the highly appropriate Testing Grounds once more.

THIS Ensemble

October 10, 2014, at 16 Cross St., Moreland City Band Hall, Brunswick. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents.

ensemble of changing line up, this time; Aviva Endean, Elnaz Sheshgelani, Ruby Hughes, Michael McNab, Adrian Sherriff, Carmen Gar Man Chan, Dur-é Dara, Ren Walters, Scott McConnachie, Reuben Lewis, Clinton Green, Zeke Ruckman, Tony Hicks.

Current: Sound Body Sight

September 20, 2014, at Conduit Art Space. Presented by General Assembly of Interested Parties in association with Conduit Arts.

This time a visual artist was added to each trio of musicians and dancers creating a distinct environment/context for each performance.

 

images and video at

http://currentmusic-event.com

THIS Ensemble

August 1, 2014, 9:00 pm. 16 Cross St., Moreland City Band Hall, Brunswick. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents.

ensemble of changing line up, this time; Geoffrey Watson, Elnaz Sheshgelani, Jenny Ruth Barnes, Michael McNab, Adrian Sherriff, Carmen Gar Man Chan, Dur-é Dara, Ren Walters, Scott McConnachie, Reuben Lewis, Domenico de Clario, Clinton Green.

 

Brief performance video

THIS Ensemble 1 August 2014 #1

THIS Ensemble 1 August 2014 #2

the gorgeous nothings and gaip

July 27, 2014, 8 - 10 pm. At AKA Studio, 130c Nicholson St., Brunswick East

initiated by Domenico de Clario with Elnaz Sheshgelani

'A General Assembly of Interested Parties'

June 29, 2014, 11:00 am. - 7:00 pm. General Assembly of Interested Parties and Testing Grounds presentation.

the first large scale, extended duration GAIP event in collaboration with the highly appropriate organisation and environment Testing Grounds in Melbourne CBD.

video 1

video 2

 

testing grounds

 

Current: Sound Body

May 17, 2014, at CONDUIT Art Space. Presented by General Assembly of Interested Parties in association with Conduit Arts. 

Trios of either 2 musicians and a dancer, or 2 dancers and musician, non of whom have performed together before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://currentmusic-event.com

THIS Ensemble

March 18, 2014, at Make It Up club. General Assembly of Interested Parties presents.

ensemble of changing line up, this time 12 artists, musicians, dancers, actors.

GAIP at Creative Time Summit

October 25, 2013. Performance for ‘Art, Place, Dislocation in the 21st Century City” at Federation Square, Melbourne.

performance by Rob Vincs, Anita Hustas and Ren Walters

Current

September 14 and 15, 2013 at CONDUIT Art Space. Presented by General Assembly of Interested Parties in association with Conduit Arts. 

- a celebration of music made in the moment of performance -

aimed at fostering community across the spectrum of age and experience

GAIP in Barcelona

July 11, 2013 (Eli Gras studio performance).

 

performance collaboration in Barcelona with Juan Crek, Diego Caicedo, Eli Gras

GAIP meets ArinDodó

GAIP meets Arin Dodó at espacío Bop June 21, and Club Ventura June 28 in Madrid, 2013.

performances given at Espacío Bop and Club Ventura with various members of Arin Dodó

Music and Environment Symposium

April 26, 2013. 'Transforming Cultures' at University of Technology, Sydney

GAIP informed performance/ presentation of paper, ‘The Architecture of Empathy; deterritorialising improvised music performance’, co-written and presented by Dr. Rob Vincs and Ren Walters

URCHIN

March 26, 2013. URCHIN hosts GAIP for a simultaneous work project in designers studio, Fitzroy, Melbourne

a three hour ‘non-performance’ collaborative event hosted by Urchin Associates, a design studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Current

January 26 and 27, 2013 at CONDUIT Art Space. Presented by General Assembly of Interested Parties in association with Conduit Arts. 

- a celebration of music made in the moment of performance -

aimed at fostering community across the spectrum of age and experience

 

Current

September 15 and 16, 2012 at CONDUIT Art Space. Presented by General Assembly of Interested Parties in association with Conduit Arts. 

- a celebration of music made in the moment of performance -

aimed at fostering community across the spectrum of age and experience

The event will see each of the 24 participants perform in a trio format, twice over the two days.

The idea is for each grouping to be 'untried' prior to this event, and that there be a mix of age and experience. This will emphasise the experimental, in having to negotiate a new situation.

We hope that a spirit of generosity and mentorship will coax the less experienced participants to

fearlessly leap forth, inspiring the more experienced to do the same !

 

The program will be arrived at through an initial invitation and consequent setting of trios, after which line-up adjustments can be negotiated.

 

Performances will begin at 2 pm. for a half hour duration, and continue on the hour with the last session at 9 pm. on both days. We are aiming for two performance locations enabling the set up process to be leisurely. If time permits, there will be an opportunity for a larger group impromptu finale on each day.

 

http://currentmusic-event.com

 

 

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I acknowledge that I live and work within, and am a temporary custodian of land that belongs to the Wotjobaluk people. I pay respect and homage to Wotjobaluk elders past and present on behalf of all GAIP participants. We also acknowledge and pay our respects to the original inhabitants of the lands we pass through during our performance collaborations and do our utmost to care for these places.