Julie Vulcan

PROJECT:Redress #7″ June 13 @ 4-7pm Electrodes

The next iteration in the ongoing ‘Redress’ series, ‘Redress #7 : ad nauseum’ continues to explore repeated motifs and gesture as a means of personal catharsis. Salt piles obliterate charcoal portals and in the process become the canvas for repetitive facial imprints. These, in turn, are transfigured by the effects of water dripping over time. Each incarnation of ‘Redress’ responds to something identified as current or urgent and continues an interest in repetitive tasks as a means for transformation. It is a ritual that helps bring a personal sense of recalibration and accountability to larger complex issues. Key to this series is the incorporation of signature items and latin phrases used to punctuate ideas. The latin language is deliberately chosen for several reasons, least of all its associations to power structures. The performance accumulates its traces and remains as an installation.

PANEL:Performative Ethnography & Site Specificity June 15 @ 2-4pm Society for the Arts

photos by Ana Wojak | www.julievulcan.net

Julie Vulcan (Australia) is a Sydney based artist who works across the forms performance + installation; digital media + text; site + duration. Since 1993 she has created solo and collaborative works and been a core member of performance collectives SQUIDSILO, Unreasonable Adults and Frumpus. Julie has toured nationally and internationally. Recent works include ‘Drift’ at the Festival of Live Art Melbourne & Metro Arts Brisbane 2014 (AUS); ‘I Stand In’ at Venice International Performance Art Week 2014 (IT), Performatorium 2014 (CAN) & SPILL Festival of Performance 2013 (UK); Redress #6 at Exist-ence 5 International Performance Art Festival Brisbane 2013 (AUS).