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Liveworks 2018 | Realtime in Real Time

  • Carriageworks 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh, NSW, 2015 Australia (map)

Performance Space & Realtime present:

Realtime in Real Time

Celebrate the legacy and vision of Australia’s much-loved arts publication in this extraordinary discussion and performance event. 

Unfolding over five hours, this continuous, informally facilitated open conversation will evolve via chat, micro-performances and improvisations. 

RealTime in real time charts the remarkable transformation of the art experience over the last quarter of a century and how we’ve responded to it as practitioners, audiences and writers. 

Join in this all-too-rare opportunity to slow down and reflect on where we’ve been and where we might be heading.


RealTime in real time will unfold in phases of very approximately the following durations:

1.00-2.00pm: What was that: 1994-2018? Active recall, telling moments.

Share reveries, shocks & revelations: technological, cross-artform, cross-cultural & hybrid, relational, intellectual, sensory and perceptual.


2.00-3.00pm: The critic tested: putting change into words.

Dialoguing with artists and readers, writers reflect on adapting to the demands on their knowledge and responsiveness made by mutating artforms and emergent issues.


3.00-4.00pm: RealTime and the place of the space.

Prompted by visiting the Performance Space archive, this exchange gauges the critical role of contemporary art centres across Australia as homes for and agents of change.


4.00-4.20pm: Eat/drink/talk


4.20-6.00pm: The big picture 1994-2018, the real story?

In the face of art done over by politics, diminished reviewing and archival challenges, how deep, enduring and sustainable are the innovations and cross-cultural engagements of 1994-2018? What to regret, what to celebrate? And more eating, drinking and talking.



Virginia Baxter, Keith Gallasch, Caroline Wake, Erin Brannigan, Gail Priest & Katerina Sakkas


SA: Ben Brooker, Chris Reid; WA: Darren Jorgensen, Jonathan W Marshall; TAS: Andrew Harper, Lucy Hawthorne, Briony Kidd; QLD: Kathryn Kelly, Greg Hooper; Rebecca Youdell, Russell Milledge [Cairns]; VIC: Jana Perkovic, Andrew Fuhrmann, Philipa Rothfield, Rachel Fensham, David Williams, Richard Murphet; ACT: Zsuzsanna Soboslay, Jane Goodall; NSW: Vicki Van Hout, Julie-Anne Long, Virginia Baxter, Keith Gallasch, Martin del Amo, Sarah Miller, Matthew Lorenzon [ex-VIC], Gail Priest, Tony Osborne, Cleo Mees, Fiona McGregor, Jonathan Bollen, Bryoni Trezise, Nikki Heywood, Caroline Wake, Katerina Sakkas, Felicity Clark, Djon Mundine, Karen Pearlman


Vicki Van Hout, Julie-Anne Long, Andrew Harper, Martin del Amo, Emma Saunders, Nikki Heywood & Tony Osborne, Cat Jones and more

Find out more about the work and explore the full Liveworks Festival program online at

Earlier Event: October 20
Liveworks 2018 | Sonic Workshop With Asuna
Later Event: October 21
Experimental Vs Improvised Live #1