Poster of 48 HR INCIDENT

Running over 48 continuous hours at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 48HR Incident is a program of performance art and live actions initiated or performed by artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

Challenging conceptual and social frameworks that surround the position of the individual in relation to the group, 48HR Incident presents a series of works ranging from artistic interventions through to longer durational performances. Participating artists have drawn upon contested historical narratives, political provocations and social situations to conceive and present works specifically for the context of 4A, taking into account dynamics of space, geography and social relations in and outside of the gallery. 48HR Incident considers the impact of these actions on the decisions that individuals and groups make, avoid or otherwise oppose in the daily act of living.

Salote Tawale, Colonising West Space, 2014, performance still. Courtesy the artist

Salote Tawale, Colonising West Space, 2014, performance still. Courtesy the artist

Conceived as the third and final component of MASS GROUP INCIDENT, 48HR Incident is in many ways a culmination of the discussion that occurred during the development of this broader curatorial project, in particular how ephemeral, interdisciplinary and performative artforms embody real social conditions or frictions. Equally, 48HR Incident is an opportunity to continue 4A’s commitment to performance art from the region, including Dadang Christanto’s Survivor performance and touring program (2012-2013); Eunhye Huang’s It Without A Blink (2011); Tatsumi Orimoto’s Oil Can (2010); Young Sun Han’s 24HR Embrace (2011); and Shigeyuki Kihara’s Talanoa: Walk The Walk #V (2010).

48HR Incident is a call to action, a test of audiences’ will and commitment to meet the challenges that artists present them, and an admission that at the irreducible core of any collective actions or movement is the latent power of the individual.

Wok The Rock and Lara Thoms, Jakarta Whiplash '93 Re-Revisited (development documentation) (2015). Courtesy the artists

Wok The Rock and Lara Thoms, Jakarta Whiplash ’93 Re-Revisited (development documentation) (2015). Courtesy the artists

About the program

Friday 29 May

6.00pm Latai Taumoepeau Dark Continent (2015)

6.30pm JD Reforma A Novel Merchant (2015)

7.00pm Frances Barrett The Wrestle (2015)

8.00pm Samson Young Nocturne (2015)

10.30pm Latai Taumoepeau Dark Continent (2015)

Saturday 30 May

9am BLAK DOUGLAS Timing is Everything (2015)

10.30am Latai Taumoepeau Dark Continent (2015)

11.00am JD Reforma A Novel Merchant (2015)

11.30am Salote Tawale Celebrations and Sympathies, Studies in Culture Part 3(2015)

12.00pm Dadang Christanto Tooth Brushing (1979)

12.30pm Dadang Christanto For Those Who Have Been Lost (1993)

1.00pm Tony Schwensen SCABLAND (2015)

2.30pm, 7.00pm & 11.30pm Latai Taumoepeau, Dark Continent (2015)

Sunday 31 May

10.00am BLAK DOUGLAS Timing is Everything (2015)

11.00am JD Reforma A Novel Merchant (2015)

11.30am Latai Taumoepeau Dark Continent (2015)

1.00pm Abdullah M. I. Syed (with Amanat Grewal) Bucking and Laundering(2015)

4.00pm Latai Taumoepeau Dark Continent (2015)

4.30pm Wok The Rock & Lara Thoms Jakarta Whiplash ‘93 (re-revisited) (2015) merchandise available

5.00pm Wok The Rock & Lara Thoms Jakarta Whiplash ‘93 (re-revisited) (2015) concert

5.45pm Dadang Christanto Litsus (2004)

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Venue: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Address: 181-187 Hay St Haymarket Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Ph: +61 2 9212 0380

Courtesy of the artists and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, for further information please visit www.4a.com.au.

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