24 March 2013
WeTubeLIVE is an inclusive, living exhibition. Its success – its collective intelligence, its affect, lies in the diversity, number, and range of interests of its many performers.
Young dancers, singers and actors from the Melbourne area are invited to make their own performed response to clips they find on the internet. Like Facebook and YouTube, WeTubeLIVE reveals the desire to build communities through performance.
As a spectacle, as a concept and especially as an expression of community, WeTubeLIVE is a work of its time. The selection of YouTube clips by the players, their personal sound systems and the distinct performance spaces become a reflection of the cult of the individual and the seam of vanity now epitomised by Facebook. And yet, underneath it all, WeTubeLIVE reveals a desire to build communities in whatever way possible.
BEN SPETH's work has been shown at The Footscray Community Arts Centre, MassMOCA, The Sundance Film Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Anthology Film Archives and JUNCTION 2010.
Sun 24 March, 1.00pm & 3.00pm
The Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3000
Concept & Direction Ben Speth
Project Manager Bec Reid
Dance Facilitator Adam Wheeler
WeTubeLive is produced by Dancehouse with the support of the National Gallery of Victoria and of Stompin', Western Edge Youth Arts, Footscray Community Arts Centre , Yellow Wheel and Lucy Guerin Inc.
Image: Tin & Ed for Stompin's 2010 production of WeTubeLIVE
Dance Massive 2013 is presented at Dancehouse with the support of
and of Arts Victoria and City of Yarra.
In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria.
For the full Dance Massive program at Dancehouse, click here.
For the full Dance Massive program, click here.