Journal article

Acts of Becoming

CM Brown, R Scoones, K Pol

Abstract

'Acts of Becoming' is a solo of displaced memories and survival traces. Originally made in 1994 as an homage to Gertrud Bodenwieser (b.1890 Vienna, d.1957 Sydney), I redeveloped this original solo for performances in the National Gallery Victoria as part of the Dancing Sculpture season in association with the Brave New World Exhibition. Drawing attention to the legacies of modernism that arrived with refugee artists from Europe, including Bodenwieser, the solo finds a renewed context in the National Gallery through being performed alongside the film 'Releasing Her Archive' and the recreation of Bodenwieser's iconic anti-machine dance, 'The Demon Machine' (1924). Through additional layers,..

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