Event Aha Ensemble: Absolutely Everybody Judges

Aha Ensemble: Absolutely Everybody Judges


09 Sep. 2022 10.00AM–3.00PM 10 Sep. 2022 10.00AM–3.00PM 17 Sep. 2022 10.00AM–3.00PM 01 Oct. 2022 10.00AM–12.00PM

Aha Ensemble invites you to participate in their installation Absolutely Everybody Judges. For fifteen-minutes, experience an intimate interaction where Ensemble members improvise a descriptive dialogue that paints a speculative portrait using your visual characteristics. This new work aims to create an experience and space where hierarchies are upended, limits undermined, power dynamics reversed, and assumptions playfully undone. Absolutely Everybody Judges is a challenge for us all to look beyond what we see in the mirror.

Here are some things to consider so you can assess if this experience is right for you. Aha Ensemble’s process is grounded in respect, but it is improvised and can be unexpected, spontaneous, and therefore, at times, uncomfortable. However, the intent is playful, and the aim is not to upset but to subvert. The Ensemble intend to approach everyone with kindness, care, and respect, and to create an inclusive and safe process. If at any time you wish to take a break or step out, we will support this.

Guest Info
  • Aha Ensemble are the recipients of the 2021 Jeremy Hynes Award, made possible through a bequest from the family of artist Jeremy Hynes. It is a diverse, disability-led, Queensland-based collective of performance artists. It was initiated in 2015 by Daniele Constance, with support from Access Arts, to aid in developing artists who identify with disability. The performers’ individual practices include training and creating work across South East Queensland, nationall, and internationally, including in New York, Portugal, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Korea. Members include Kayah Guenther, Allycia Staples, Mitchell Runcie, Megan Louise West, Tara Heard, Rebecca Dostal, and Ruby Donohoe, Director Daniele Constance, and Creative Producer Emma-June Curik.

Photo: Jorge Serra.

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