Sydney College of Arts mid-year enrolments now open

8 May 2013

Performance art, installations and interactive works by Sydney College of the Arts postgraduate students will be on display at the SCA's information night this evening.

Dissonance is presented by the SCA Graduate School Gallery and features the work of three artists, Markela Panegyres (PhD), Julian Day (MFA) and Paul Mumme (PhD). More information about each performance is outlined below.

If you're looking to take your art practice or your creative arts career to the next level - or in a completely new direction - the SCA invites you to its information night this Wednesday 8 May to find out why the Sydney College of the Arts Graduate School is the right choice for your postgraduate study.

With mid-year entry applications now open, you can meet the artists, academics and students who form our Graduate School community, and who can help you decide which degree suits you best.

The SCA's postgraduate coursework degrees provide the focus and structure for you to develop your skills in contemporary art practice, film-making, or interactive design for web and hand-held devices.

Research degrees provide established artists with the opportunity to investigate a dedicated area of interest and make a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary art.

On the night you can ask questions about entry requirements, application process, finance options, research opportunities and the support services available to you as a postgraduate student.

In addition to exploring your degree options you can also visit the Master of Studio Art open studio and view screenings of student work from the Master of Film and Digital Image. Light refreshments will be provided.

To find out more and to register, head to the Sydney College of the Arts website.

Dissonance (Show your face)

Markela Panegyres

Dates: Monday 6 to Friday 10 May

Event: Wednesday 8 May, 5.30 to 7.30pm, with a performance in the gallery from 6pm

Through a series of performance video works, Markela Panegyres uses the face as a portal of conflict and tension, but also a mask or pretence. The video installation will be complemented by a live performance at an opening event on the evening of Wednesday 8 May, at which Panegyres will perform a one-hour intervention in the gallery that will disrupt and problematise the presence of her face on screen.

Dissonance (Five studies in unison)

Julian Day

Dates: Monday 13 to Friday 17 May, performance in gallery every day from 12 to 1pm

Dissonance (Five studies in unison) explores the inherent difficulty of a group achieving unanimity. On five subsequent days, Day will engage a group of people to enact a different task using the medium of sound. The goal of the task will be to attain a sense of unity despite the challenges inherent to the task, and each study will be recorded and replayed within the gallery.

Dissonance (Try not to get bored)

Paul Mumme

Dates: Monday 20 to Friday 24 May, performance in gallery every day from 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and 9am to 8pm on Wednesday

Event: Wednesday 22 May (daytime performance will extend into the evening)

Is the banal boring? Is disruption pleasing? What is the relationship between boredom and excitement, certainty and uncertainty? In a durational performance centred on working all day in the gallery without breaks, Paul will investigate how we negotiate the banal absurdity of the everyday.

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