Performance by Jo Lloyd inspired by the life and work of Australian artist, dancer and choreographer Philippa Cullen (1950-1975).

Philippa Cullen was a pioneering performance artist who used the movement of the body to generate sound, notably with a theremin, a musical instrument controlled without physical contact. Despite the originality of her art Cullen is now little known having died prematurely at the age of 25. For Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now, contemporary dancer Lloyd has conceived Archive the archive, a new performance commission that revisits and extends Cullen’s pioneering practice.

Performance commission generously supported by Phillip Keir and Sarah Benjamin (The Keir Foundation). With thanks to The SUBSTATION, Melbourne.

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