MISSING ONE ANOTHER
Im Rahmen Brisbane Festival and QUT
Missing One Another is a special Brisbane Festival commission – an invitation to one of our most exciting visual art duos to create a performative work for Theatre Republic’s big space 'The Block'.
Brisbane-based artistic collaboration Clark Beaumont take aim at the greatest obstacle in our quest for authentic connection and mutual understanding – the assumption that we are all on the same page and experiencing the same thing. Deconstructing previous lived experiences, artists Sarah Clark and Nicole Beaumont dismantle their assured perspectives, unravel into chaos, and dissolve into oneness.
This production contains adult themes, coarse language, sexual references and a smoke machine. It has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Performer: Sarah Clark, Nicole Beaumont
Choreographer: Grayson Millwood
Clark Beaumont: Sarah Clark and Nicole Beaumont, are the Brisbane-based artistic collaboration, Clark Beaumont. Using performance, video and installation, their practice explores ideas and constructs surrounding identity, interpersonal relationships, intimacy and female subjectivity. Their collaboration focuses on their individual and intersubjective experiences, using themselves as the subjects of their work and, their collaboration, as a proxy for relationships in general. Clark Beaumont have presented live performances, videos and installations, nationally and internationally since 2010. Notably, in 2013, the collaboration exhibited work in Kaldor Public Art Project’s 13 Rooms, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Klaus Biesenbach. In 2014, they held a solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, were selected as the QAGOMA Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship recipient, and received Highly Commended at the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Recently, they have presented live performances at the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne) and Queensland University of Technology Art Museum as part of Performance Now, curated by Roselee Goldberg. In 2015, the duo participated in Marina Abramovic’s Australian artist residency, exhibited in QAGoMA’s survey exhibition ‘GOMA Q: Queensland Contemporary Art’, and were finalists in the Jeremy Hynes Award. They are currently undertaking a yearlong residency in Berlin, a project that is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
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