Triennial EXTRA

Thu 28 Jan, 5pm–9pm (AEDT)

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NGV International

Ground Level

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Over 31 summer nights from 15 January to 14 February 2021, Melbourne’s largest presentation of contemporary art and design sets the scene for Triennial EXTRA – a festival of performance, music, food and bars, and late-night access to NGV Triennial 2020 every night until 9pm. Free entry.

3pm–6pm

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Location
NGV Forecourt

3pm–6pm

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5.45pm–7:15pm

Public Service – Cruising the Cafeteria

In response to Boudoir Babylon by Adam Nathaniel Furman + Sibling Architecture, and provocation from A Single Voice by Susan Philipsz, Luke George with collaborators Alexander Powers and Sarah Aiken, invoke the chorus performer from mid-20th century American film spectacles of flamboyant dance fantasies, crooning songsters and liberated camera movements. A singular body is isolated from the choreography en masse, their movements and labour deconstructed through a deliberately slow re-embodiment. Playfully orbiting, climbing and tumbling down the technicolour tiers of edible forms, the performer cruises the salon’s catwalks and peepholes – a serenade in service to the mass.

Location
Boudoir Babylon
Gallery Kitchen
Ground Level

6pm–9pm

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Location
NGV Forecourt

6pm–9pm

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Location
Grollo Equiset Garden
Ground Level

6.30pm–7.15pm

As She Floats

‘She started to float into the sky because of the overdose. Although he wanted to shoot her in order to prevent her from floating further, he could not bear to aim the arrow at her. She kept on floating until she landed on the moon.’
Inspired by the myth of the Chinese moon goddess Chang’e, encounter Scotty So’s performance of As She Floats across the Ground Floor of NGV International during Triennial EXTRA. Dressed in a holographic Tang dynasty style Hanfu and hair and makeup of the traditional image of the moon goddess, Scotty So silently lipsyncs her story in Chinese Opera as an offering to the spirits of the space.

Location
Ground Level

7.30pm–7.50pm

Performance

Blue Dog

In this newly commissioned work, artist Archie Barry will ventriloquise a miniature sculpture of their own head named Blue Dog that looks like a baby, an elder and an alien. In this performance, as in the sociopolitical landscape post 2020, nothing makes sense. Performance is the end of sense and the start of sensing: Blue Dog communicates the separation anxiety of being an animal body inside an institution.
Born Eora Nation/Sydney (Australia) in 1990, Archie Barry is an artist whose practice spans performance, video, music production and writing. Their work takes form as autobiographical, somatic and process-led, circling themes of personhood and embodiment. Barry works to cultivate a genealogy of personas based on personal histories of power and mortality.

Location
Gallery 22b
Level 2

8.30pm–9pm

Scarlett Night

Scarlett So Hung Son is the time-travelling diva persona of Scotty So. End your night at Boudoir Babylon as Scarlett invites you on a journey through time with her sensual lipsync performances to music from the old Shanghai, 60s Hong Kong, instrumental cello pieces of Bach and Saint-Saëns and national treasure Kylie Minogue.

Location
Boudoir Babylon
Gallery Kitchen
Ground Level

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Performance NGV Triennial 2020 NGV International

Clemenger BBDO

As Major Partner, Clemenger BBDO supports Triennial EXTRA in a partnership that invites all the people of Melbourne to help it celebrate its 75th anniversary. Clemenger BBDO champions Triennial EXTRA and NGV Triennial 2020 in its belief that creativity is always the answer.