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World Premiere of Circles of Fire — The Amphitheatre at Liveworks 2018

John A Douglas | Circles of Fire — The Amphitheatre


Track 12, Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, AUSTRALIA
OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2018
Exhibition opens daily at 10:00 AM. Performances at 6pm nightly.The Liveworks Festival runs from October 17 – October 28, 2018

Read an in-depth interview HERE

John A Douglas has been commissioned to make a new work for Performance Space’s 2018 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art at Carriageworks in Sydney.

Circles of Fire: The Amphitheatre unfolds over four acts each day.

The following performances are free events. No bookings are necessary:

— The Video Installation  10:00am – 2:00pm daily
— The VR Experience 2:00pm – 5:30pm daily

NB: The VR Experience is one person at a time. You may wish to come early.

The following performances are ticketed. Please book here.

— The Cannulation Performance 6:00pm – 7:30pm
— The Amphitheatre Performance 8:00pm

NB: One ticket covers both the Cannulation and Amphitheatre performances. You are welcome to enter orre-enter  the space at any point during the Cannulation performance. Doors close for the Amphitheatre performance at 8:00 PM.

See the Performance Space website for event times and ticketing.


Image: Circles of Fire - The Amphitheatre, promotional image, courtesy the artist and Performance Space, copyright 2018

Image: Circles of Fire – The Amphitheatre, promotional image, courtesy the artist and Performance Space, copyright 2018

Produced by Bec Dean and featuring  multi-channel video and sound, durational, musical and theatrical performance pieces and an interactive VR installation, this new work has been in development for eighteen months in collaboration with performance director Sue Healey, stage and LED costume designer and rigger Alejandro Rolandi, VR designer Josh Harle of Tactical Space Lab, composer Justin Ashworth, costume designer and textile artist Michele Elliot, bodyworker, burlesque performer and health professional Stella Topaz and Lighting Designer Fausto Brasolimo.

The two hour durational performance Canulation with Stella Topaz will also feature solo live musical performances by Tina Havelock-Stevens and Justin Ashworth. Circles of Fire – The Amphitheatre, the largest and most ambitious collaborative project to date by Douglas, is the culmination of an extraordinary journey that began with Performance Space at Carraigeworks in 2011 where Body Fluid II was first performed.


View the Full Liveworks 2018 Program Here ==> Liveworks2018

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Supported by the Creative Practive Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW.