Rehearsal for Liable by Amrita Hepi. Photographer: Michael Pham

Performance: Liable by Amrita Hepi

Past program

Sun 17 Mar, 3–4pm (Past)

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Wed 20 Mar, 1–2pm (Past)

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Free entry

NGV International

Great Hall
Ground Level

Liable comes from a repeated questioning of the authenticity of performance, and the ways in which the desire to be good, clear and informed provokes a slippery-ness in within this frame. The artifice of performance is urging us to demonstrate adaptability, clarity, reflection and goodness amidst crisis – or during an audition….

An unreliable narrator isn’t a narrator who ‘does not tell the truth’ – what fictional narrator ever tells the literal truth? Rather an unreliable narrator is one who tells lies, conceals information, misjudges with respect to the narrative’s audience. In other words, all fictional narrators are ‘false’ in that they are imitations, in that they have limitations of a frame.

Project Credits
Choreographer/Performer: Amrita Hepi
Creative Producer: Zoe Theodore
Music Composition: Daniel Jenatsch
Rehearsal Director/Performer: Sarah Aiken
Moving image: Rel Pham
Performer: Jonnine Standish
Dramaturg: Mish Grigor
Wardrobe, costume and dressing: D&K – Ricarda Bigolin & Chantal Kirby

About the Artist

Amrita Hepi (Bundjulung/Ngapuhi Territories) is a multidisciplinary artist & choreographer based in Naarm and Bangkok. Her interest as an artist is in the idea of archive; particularly in relation to the body and how it is organized by ancestry/people/events and environment. 

By coalescing fact and fiction,memoir and ethnography, the local and the singular into the performance/art work she makes. Amrita trained at NAISDA & Alvin Ailey NYC. A critically acclaimed artist she has twice been the winner of the people’s choice award from the Keir Choreographic Award, was a Forbes 30 under 30 for artist, and has shown and been commissioned nationally and internationally. Amrita is a Triad member of performance company APHIDS, on the board of directors and artistic associate for RISING festival and part of the Artistic Associate group for STRUT dance. Her commitment to collaboration and kinship are key tenets to her practice.

Liable was commissioned by NGV as part of the NGV Triennial 2023. With additional support from the Australian Research Council through research and commissioning partner Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum, a research project hosted by University of New South Wales, with Art Gallery of New South Wales, Monash University Museum of Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Tate.

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