March 5, 2024


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Performances are a spontaneous response to the artwork and architecture of QAGOMA


Brian Fuata’s ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Modern Art’ (APT10) performances are a spontaneous reaction to the artwork and architecture of QAGOMA’s areas and often engage with the audience.

The personal performative get the job done of Fuata is educated by theatre procedures and frameworks of improvisation. Fuata functions across a selection of web pages which includes theatres, galleries, text messages and email. In each occasion, the intent of the function is its engagement with an viewers relatively than the regular illustration of a pre-existing narrative.

Brian Fuata introduces performances created for APT10 at?v=BPWvK8YdkgI

Brian Fuata, Aotearoa New Zealand/Australia b.1978 / Effectiveness documentation of filming of Errantucation (mist possibilities) 2021 / Effectiveness improvisations filmed at QAGOMA on 23 June, 31 August and 30 September 2021: 3-channel High definition video, 16:9, 15 minutes, colour, sound / Commissioned for ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10). Purchased 2021 with resources from the Jennifer Taylor Bequest by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Artwork Basis / Collection: Queensland Artwork Gallery | Gallery of Contemporary Art / © Brian Fuata

The blank sheet — generally understood as a house of ambivalence and absence — is a recurring motif and allegorical image, manifesting in distinctive contexts that incorporate email messages, paper, SMS, concrete, movie and, in the scenario of his 20-minute are living performances, a blank mattress sheet. In these ‘ghost’ performances, Fuata re-contextualises the actual physical house of the gallery into a going phase of subjectivity and persona.

For APT10, Fuata provides a new trilogy of ‘post-improvisation’ movies, documenting 3 performances designed in response to the learning directives of the ‘Open Studio’ place at the Queensland Artwork Gallery (QAG). These performances connect a personalized historical past of inventive inspiration with selected works and tactics encountered inside the Gallery’s collections and archives and as a result of the artist’s extended oeuvre.

Brian Fuata’s APT10 Opening weekend functionality Apparitional Charlatan Slight Appearances (Accumulations 2020-2021), an improvisation of spoken term and physical gestures employing the graphic of the ghost / © Brian Fuata

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The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Present-day Artwork’ (APT10) is at the Queensland Artwork Gallery and Gallery of Present day Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane from 4 December 2021 to 26 April 2022.

Brian Fuata is the sixth guest artist in ‘Open Studio’ at QAG and will be undertaking at the APT10 Pageant on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2022.



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