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First Thursdays, Brian Fuata

3 August 2017 – 6:00PM-9:00PM

Event Type: Open Late Thursdays

Sydney-based Samoan, queer writer and performance maker Brian Fuata will perform a durational structured improvisation Brian Fuata Will Most Likely Die From Suicide or “Minibar”.

Fuata is known for his improvisational performances, made up movement, conversation, and text­–often derived from emails and text messages. Fuata creates intimate narratives, with dead-pan humour he plays with the conventions of performance, responding to material, space, and environment.

In his First Thursday’s performance Fuata considers the image of ‘the ghost’ as his point of departure. Moving through the IMA, he acts out a ‘performed suicide’, as the building sings in gospel-style requiem. Working with ideas of apparition, occupation, and kinship, Fuata’s improvisation involves live and mediated text, microphones, dance-like movements, alcohol, mineral water, and several bedsheets.

Fuata will begin at 6.25pm sharp. You are free to come and go, however Fuata requests that you, if willing, endure the full two hours alongside him.

This event is part of the IMA’s Queensland Multicultural Month celebrations. Please let us know you will be attending on Eventbrite here.

Biography

Brian Fuata is a Samoan writer and performance maker born in Wellington, New Zealand and works and lives in Sydney. Alongside his solo practice, he is part of the duo Wrong Solo with Agatha Gothe-Snape.

Fuata has performed internationally and nationally, such as at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2017), Performa, New York (2015); Carriageworks, Sydney (2015); The Poetry Project, New York (2015); UnionDocs, New York (2015); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015); Carriageworks, Sydney (2015); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2013); and Artspace, Sydney (2011).