Performances are a spontaneous response to the artwork and architecture of QAGOMA


Brian Fuata’s ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Up to date Art’ (APT10) performances are a spontaneous reaction to the artwork and architecture of QAGOMA’s spaces and often engage with the viewers.

The personal performative operate of Fuata is educated by theatre strategies and frameworks of improvisation. Fuata will work across a selection of web sites such as theatres, galleries, textual content messages and electronic mail. In each individual occasion, the intent of the work is its engagement with an viewers alternatively than the common illustration of a pre-current narrative.

Brian Fuata introduces performances created for APT10

Brian Fuata, Aotearoa New Zealand/Australia b.1978 / General performance documentation of filming of Errantucation (mist possibilities) 2021 / General performance improvisations filmed at QAGOMA on 23 June, 31 August and 30 September 2021: a few-channel Hd online video, 16:9, 15 minutes, colour, sound / Commissioned for ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Present-day Art’ (APT10). Procured 2021 with resources from the Jennifer Taylor Bequest as a result of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Fashionable Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern day Art / © Brian Fuata

The blank sheet — typically understood as a space of ambivalence and absence — is a recurring motif and allegorical image, manifesting in diverse contexts that contain email messages, paper, SMS, concrete, movie and, in the case of his 20-moment reside performances, a blank bed sheet. In these ‘ghost’ performances, Fuata re-contextualises the physical space of the gallery into a relocating stage of subjectivity and persona.

For APT10, Fuata provides a new trilogy of ‘post-improvisation’ movies, documenting 3 performances created in reaction to the mastering directives of the ‘Open Studio’ area at the Queensland Artwork Gallery (QAG). These performances join a private history of artistic inspiration with chosen functions and methods encountered in just the Gallery’s collections and archives and as a result of the artist’s extended oeuvre.

Brian Fuata’s APT10 Opening weekend overall performance Apparitional Charlatan Minimal Appearances (Accumulations 2020-2021), an improvisation of spoken phrase and actual physical gestures using the impression of the ghost / © Brian Fuata

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The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Present-day Artwork’ (APT10) is at the Queensland Artwork Gallery and Gallery of Present day Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane from 4 December 2021 to 26 April 2022.

Brian Fuata is the sixth guest artist in ‘Open Studio’ at QAG and will be accomplishing at the APT10 Competition on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2022.



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