Shelley Lasica


AS WE MAKE IT was presented for Part 6. Space is happening (as we make it) SPECIFIC IN-BETWEEN (the choreographic negotiated in six parts) by Helen Grogan for Framed Movements* curated by Hannah Mathews at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

The work is part of Lasica’s ongoing interest in using the gallery context to explore modes of communication and exchange in making dance performance. Part 6. Space is happening (as we make it) facilitates the performance AS WE MAKE IT in the spatial context that this dance is designed for. This is not a dance transplanted from the theatre. The space, or more specifically non-theatrical space, is integral to AS WE MAKE IT.

Lasica developed AS WE MAKE IT from Behaviour Part 5, 1994 and Behaviour Part 6, Square Dance, 1996 originally shown at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. There are also elements of the choreography VIANNE, 2008 within the work. Other versions of AS WE MAKE IT have been shown at Mina no ie, 2013 and Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2014.

Project credits

Shelley Lasica
Helen Grogan, Justin Clemens
Hannah Mathews
Image Credits
Laura May Grogan
Supported by
Australia Council for the Arts