Carnival of the Bold 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney. 6th June 2015
Back for its third year running, Carnival of the Bold was a part of VIVID 2015.
Line-up and Talks
Hip Hop Artist / Writer
Born in Victoria and raised in Campbelltown NSW to South African parents, Candy Bowers is an award winning writer, hip hop artist, educator, director, arts worker, theatre maker and social activist. A strong and passionate maker of political and raw performance, Candy is notorious for disturbing the comfortable and creating work that warms, cuts and tickles in equal parts. She is committed to building social inclusion for people of colour via theatre.
Indigenous Spoken Word Duo
Pushing the boundaries of music, performance and poetry, PoeTRIBE is a collaboration between Wiradjuri/Gomeroi poet Lorna Munro and Ngiyaampa violinist Eric Avery. PoeTRIBE ampliﬁes the importance of relationships, culture, language, law and reconnection. Brave and unapologetic, their work engages you with sparse musical compositions punctuated with passionate poetry, which condenses the modern Aboriginal experience into short and affecting pieces.
Storyteller & Photographer
Mayu Kanamori is a Japanese-Australian artist who works mostly in photography, documentary photography, and still photography video art, often using photographic projection and storytelling with emphasis on performance using interviews and narration. Her works deal with themes relating to subculture and minority groups, and cross cultural and migrational issues, particularly within Japan and Australia. Her more recent work explores spiritual connections with people and landscapes of both Australia and Japan.
Poet & Rapper
Luka Lesson is a spoken word and Hip hop artist of Greek heritage. From dense rhyme schemes to a poetic vulnerability, Luka’s musicality is prevalent in everything he does. Whether holding the focus of thousands of people at music festivals with nothing but his voice, or ﬂowing on complex beats and electronic production, Luka is a versatile artist whose inﬂuences are as diverse as his army of faithful followers.
Actor & Theatre maker
Rani Pramesti is a Chinese-Indonesian actor and performance maker based in Melbourne. She is passionate about producing and making work that engages with cross-racial casting and cross-cultural performance making. Rani’s most recent project, Chinese Whispers, won Best Live Art Award and Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice Award at Melbourne Fringe 2014. In 2015, Rani will be working as an Associate Producer at Footscray Community Arts Centre, through the Arts Victoria and Faculty of VCAMCM Professional Pathways Scholarship.
Sound Artist, Performer & Composer
A musical director, composer, remixer and sound designer, Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers has been making music and theatre for over 20 years. Kim has performed with the likes of Bone Thugs’ n’ Harmony, Screamfeeder, Def Poetry Jam, Ben Lee, Silverchair and Powderﬁnger. Kim is the Co Artistic Director of Black Honey Company, a production house and cultural consultancy team that collaborates with the Arts, Entertainment and Community sectors to create fearless sticky performance for the International Hip Hop generation.
City of Sydney Councillor Jenny Green’s Address
Jess Scully (Vivid Sydney)
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