Returning to Shelley Lasica’s Behaviour series, Behaviour Part 7 reconstructed and replayed the artist's performance, together as an ensemble. Questioning how choreography is transmitted and archived through bodies and space, the performance is less interested in historical mimesis but in modes of politicising time and the economy of authorship through the activation of alternative bodies. Exploring the potentiality to shape the history through individual agency, Behaviour Part 7 asks what genealogies and counter memories may emerge from reactivation.
Behaviour is a series of solo performances by Shelley Lasica that was first performed in 1993 at the artist-run-space, Store 5 in Prahan. Behaviour went on to become a series of solo performances spanning four years and six different iterations, performed at various locations nationally and international, including Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; The Performance Space, Sydney; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; and Southbank Centre, London. Documentation of an early iteration of Behaviour was recently included in the exhibition Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art in the 1990s which opened at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in June—September 2017.
Ensemble performance, 20 minutes
Union House, University of Melbourne, 3 February.
215 Albion Street, Brunswick (Melbourne), 8 September .
Presented as part of TO DO / TO MAKE, curated by Shelley Lasica and Zoe Theodore in association with Neon Parc.
Behaviour Part 7 was also supported by The City of Melbourne