Maintain. Rest. Value.
Ade & Alison are developing a format for an episodic body of work that is responsive to location and community. Each iteration sees the work replicated with content accumulated at each site. The title 'Maintain, Rest, Value' represents the qualities imbued through their shared studio practice, and how they connect with locations and people who use/d those spaces.
Maintain. Rest. Value. will be presented in chapters:
Dance Hub SA, Fowler’s Lion Arts, Adelaide | August 2023
BREAD & ROSES
Waterside Workers Hall, Port Adelaide for Adhocracy | September 2023
TIME & SPACE
Parndo Yerta/Charles Cane Reserve, Prospect | TBC
inSPACE Adelaide | April, 2024
This model sees Ade & Alison maintain and value a site (e.g. room, building, park), another artist’s work (e.g. written accounts, photographs and/or public art work on location) and their own dance practice.
At each location, they share dance with a local audience and offer participation in actions of maintenance, rest and value. Processes and performances are documented at each site for presentation at the next, so that the history of the project is presented as part of each event and accumulates over time.
Ade & Alison's process takes time to distill the essence of the work and identify a model to recreate the work in a site responsive way. They are now ready to implement and share the values they have been developing with the public, inviting the community to feel a sense of ownership, lineage, responsibility and care over the shared public spaces.
“Choreographer Alison Currie is masterful, her vision is reflective and does not force itself.”