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TALK // The Aesthetics of Violence

  • Wednesday 3 March 2021

Online & Live at the University of Sydney

We can’t call out violence in its myriad forms if we don’t know what it looks like, what it sounds like, or what it feels like. Join the panel as they share the potential of written, and performative art to communicate through the physical bodies of the audience, transforming abstract and concepts of violence into visceral corporeal experiences and, hopefully, understanding.

On the panel will be Charlotte Wood, author of the multi-prize winning novel The Natural Way of Things exploring power, gender, and violence in Australia. Charlotte’s novel is the inspiration for the upcoming Sites of Violence immersive theatre work The foul of the air. Joining her will be visual artist, author, and Sydney Law School academic Carolyn McKay and performance maker Michelle St Anne. The conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Killian Quigley.

This event is in partnership with the City of Sydney, Sydney Environment Institute and The Living Room Theatre. It is part of the Sydney Environment Institute’s Sites of Violence research project.