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PACT Salon: Desire Lines

  • PACT 107 Railway Parade Erskineville, NSW, 2043 Australia (map)

The first Salon of the year, organised by Desire Lines takes as its inspiration the uncertain nature of performance itself, and the potential of this uncertainty to challenge the things we think we already know.

Each time performance happens it constitutes a new experiment. It provides a time in which to appreciate the nuances of a space, and a space in which to experience the quality of time. In this way, performance is a heightened state of perception and a radical zone. It demands a new language to describe it. It demands that we participate. Performance offers us a glimpse of its own potential to tell us more about the way we live beyond our experience of the event. Performance is fun.

The first PACT Salon of the year presents a collection of diverse performances in a manner that playfully subverts an audience’s spatial and temporal experience of them, interrogating ideas of authenticity, memory, repetition and spectatorship. 


Aaron Chen
Al Joel and collaborators
Austin Buckett
Emily Parsons-Lord
Get To Work
Leila El Rayes
Luigi Vescio
Megan Hanson

PACT Salon: Desire Lines includes two ticketed sessions, one at 6 pm and one at 7:30 pm. 

Each session will be a unique, interactive experience. We strongly encourage you to book in advance to secure your preferred session. Patrons are welcome to turn up early or stay late and enjoy a drink at PACT’s bar.

Tickets are $15 online/$20 on the door.

Earlier Event: February 24
The In-Between Program
Later Event: February 24
Chemical imbalance. label showcase #3