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BLEED 2022

A biennial live event of the everyday digital

Presented by Arts House, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Taipei Performing Arts Center and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

29 August – 25 September, 2022

BLEED 2022 takes place across three cities, online and in person.

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BLEED (Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital) is back.

Walk with a dancer, dance with a stranger or discover the strangeness of memories you’re yet to forge.

Whether you’re looking to meet up IRL or online (or both!), BLEED will explore how art can be consumed, experienced and translated online today.

2022 sees BLEED expand across the Asia Pacific, as we and Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney welcome Taipei Performing Arts Center and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.

The BLEED 2022 program is now live and ready for you to explore here.

Explore BLEED IRL at Arts House

14 – 17 September
Running Machine
Yuiko Masukawa, Sam Mcgilp, Harrison Hall, Makoto Uemura & Kazuhiko Hiwa
Move through video projections of shifting scale, taking a real journey through landscapes both teeming with life and full of a melancholy solitude in this hybrid of dance, sculpture and installation.

23 September
Toe fai!
Studio Kiin
Verbatim storytelling and powerful dance evoke a future in which our memories betray us, leaving generations of descendants unable to envision their own inheritance.

25 September
room2 live
Patrick Hase and Anuraag Bhatia
A hybrid in-person and online digital performance space and event with live music, visuals and written prompts, this is a communal and contemplative ‘listening party’ that you can drop into at any time.

 

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Curatorial Statement

BLEED is a six-year project exploring how the online makes us feel. Taking place between the live and digital and across borders, in 2022 founding partners Arts House (Melbourne) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (Sydney) are delighted to expand our conversations with the participation of Taipei Performing Arts Center, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. 

BLEED - a Biennial Live Event of the Everyday Digital - features contemporary arts commissions across multiple IRL and digital platforms. In 2022 we consider the potential and problems of borders. We explore the sites of intersection between and within humans, technology, media, history and nationhood, and our emotional, physical and digital geographies. Our artists’ works consider the delays, lags and glitches that make us - and the pervasive technologies that shape and choreograph our lives - more human. They employ a range of methods and ask bold questions to stretch and expand our sense of connection: the role of translation, or how we might critique and disrupt prescribed digital ways of being. How do questions of digital transformation, digital inclusion and a digital earth remind us of the urgency through which we must formulate a sustainable ecology?  

Taken together, the commissioned artworks are an expansive consideration of care through crisis, and the myriad ways it is unfolding now - and will unfold into our futures. 

BLEED also features a lively program of talks, podcasts, essays and reflections in BLEED Echo, exploring the problems and potential of our everyday digital existence. 
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Credits

BLEED (Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital) was conceived by Campbelltown City Council through Campbelltown Arts Centre, and The City of Melbourne through Arts House.

BLEED 2022 is produced and presented by Campbelltown City Council through Campbelltown Arts Centre, and City of Melbourne through Arts House, Taipei Performing Arts Center and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.

BLEED has been supported by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture and Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney.

Image Description: Banner reads BLEED 2022 with Mandarin translation underneath. Below that is the dates 29.08.22 – 25.09.22. The background is half black and half white. 

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