Artist Snapshot – Alison Plevey
March 9, 2015
Describe your work.
Work It is an evolution of a body of durational site dance improvisation work that I conducted in 2012. Presented through dance, video and sound it is a distilled investigation of our interaction with place, and in this case the workplace. In collaboration with Yohan Iddawela (DJ) and Caitlin Welch (video artist) we are motivated to reveal the spatial relationships that we are so often unaware of, and yet drive and are intrinsic to our everyday behaviours and survival mechanisms.
How long have you lived in Canberra?
I have lived here on and off for the past 5 years. I’m originally from Bathurst.
What are you most excited about for your YAH event?
To connect with and be a part of the artistic community which seems to be getting more quirky, punchy and diverse each year. Testing our work in a large scale public space environment.
What was a highlight of 2014 for you in terms of your art?
Satisfaction and beauty in the experience of connecting with individuals one-on-one with Admit One, a work I presented with collaborator Tanya Voges that we had long imagined and finally realised.
Meeting (and competing) with the other artists of the Olympics was great fun.
Seeing and being a part of creative experimentation with form and as an audience to and voice of the articulation of important ideas through art.
What’s your favourite Canberran coffee joint?
Check out Work It on Wednesday 18 March, 8pm in Garema Place.