This performance took place over 8 consecutive hours in Stephen Bram’s spectacular architectural sculpture, Level 3, E29, NGVI. The performance was a response to Bram’s installation that was designed for gallery viewers to move through, to seek a temporary refuge. The performance predominantly took place inside, but on the exterior wall of the structure, each preceding hour was projected, so past and present were playing out simultaneously.
This was a conversation and a meeting of forms, as we talked almost continuously while we moved. What we talked about ranged from the quotidian talking about nothing to conversations that dipped in and out of complex ideas and current social concerns. This conversation therapy at several points invited participation from gallery visitors.
This durational work was originally commissioned by Melbourne NOW and performed at NGVI. It was re-presented at Gertrude Contemporary Art Gallery as In and Around Stephen Bram’s 200 Gertrude Street.
Created and performed by Nicola Gunn and Jo Lloyd