Liveworks Festival 2023: Channels and Spells

Liveworks Festival 2023: Channels and Spells

Channels and Spells surveys the important role PSpace has played in supporting and presenting innovative film and video work throughout its 40-year history. 

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Taking cues from Video Spell, a four-part exhibition series curated by Blair French during 2003–04 at PSpace, Channels and Spells engages with diverse approaches to the performative in video work. 

Fifteen single-channel videos cast an archival spell as they are carefully selected to preserve and evoke the essence of the past. Changing thematic preoccupations are traced alongside an evolution of the analogue-to-digital technologies used over time. Shifting perspectives on identity politics, the body, language, time, and place are animated through performance and persona and writ large through projection and screen. Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham to evoke an immersive atmosphere composed from the fragments of their originating video performance installations, Channels and Spells offers a strange and otherworldly experience that still feels familiar; a vestige of this world and of our shared history.

Ticketing: FREE

Dates & Session Times:

  • THURS 19 OCT - 6:00PM
  • FRI 20 OCT - 10:00AM
  • SAT 21 OCT - 10:00AM
  • SUN 22 OCT  - 10:00AM
  • WED 25 OCT - 10:00AM
  • THURS 26 OCT - 10:00AM
  • FRI 27 OCT - 10:00AM
  • SAT 28 OCT - 10:00AM 
  • SUN 29 OCT - 10:00AM


Find out more about Channels and Spells. Presented by Performance Space. 


  • 19 Oct - 29 Oct, 23
  • Regular price $0.00 $0.00 Playwave Price

  • BAY 19

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