Bring a picnic blanket and refreshments and join us for a splendid afternoon of live art and sonic performance in the University of Melbourne System Garden – an oasis in the heart of the Parkville campus. Performance chemist and curator Lichen Kelp brings together an eclectic range of artists to present a series of site-specific works in conversation with the plants and local ecologies of the Garden. Chemical reactions, improvised movement, experimental electronics, beekeeping, poetry and perfumery all combine in a dynamic program of esoteric and scientific investigation.
Free, all welcome. Map to the System Garden here.
2pm: Welcome by curator Lichen Kelp
David Haines, photographic installation and perfume station accessible throughout the afternoon
2.15 – 3pm: Lisa Lerkenfeldt
from 2.45pm: Nic Dowse (Honey Fingers), participatory poetry and tea ceremony
from 3pm: Loren Kronemyer, durational digging performance
3 – 3.45pm: Tim Uebergang, Horticultural Curator, System Garden tour
4 – 4.45pm: Prof Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck, beekeeping talk
from 5pm: Kelp D and Benjamin Hancock
6pm: Event concludes