Alexandra Harrison


Alex is a trained anthropologist who has never practiced. She is an untrained dancer and performance maker who has practiced for 20 years. She is also a mother - definitely untrained. She used to listen to her feet when she danced and probably still does. This has its limits as well as advantages. She has made visible lots of devised physical theatre, dance and performance, strange treasures which disappear into a past she can only glimpse. Today, she is interested in vitality, being the whale, doing charcoal and movement workshops with lawyers and speaking blue language. She knows there is no line really and yet she is following something. Yesterday she learned to use a ride-on mower at her place on Wurundjeri Country, down the not-road from Wilam-ee Moor-ing. She would like to thank both Gertrude and Alice.

What is the role of artists in changing our systems? This is a series for artists and arts workers to explore big ideas, how they relate to conditions in our sector, with provocations and opportunities to start imagining what change might look like.

Nov 04 2020 To Dec 02 2020