Departed Acts: Deanne Butterworth, Deanne Butterworth
“Departed Acts (MPavilion)”
Deanne Butterworth and Lucreccia Quintanilla
Opening: at MPavillion
Dates: Tuesday, 30 January 6-7pm
The first in a series of three events taking place throughout 2018, ‘Departed Acts’ at MPavilion will feature Deanne Butterworth and Lucreccia Quintanilla.
Departed Acts is a performance-lecture series that invites Victorian artists, writers and curators to recall the experience of a pivotal exhibition or artwork that has influenced their practice. Departed Acts embraces poetic, emotional, contentious, and contradictory readings as important components in mnemonic thought processes. It is conducted with varying degrees of visual accompaniment, and with a critical playfulness towards the lecture format.
Rather than focussing on objective testimony, Departed Acts embraces the tangential nature of recollection, allowing for the factual and fictitious to intertwine. Intended as an open-ended, train-of-thought exercise, Departed Acts allows space for a personal, freely associative discourse on an experience of a creative work.
Deanne Butterworth is a Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer and a graduate of the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. Between 2017 and 2019 she is a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary. In a career spanning more than twenty years, she has worked in dance as a performer, choreographer and teacher. Recent choreographic and research works include Re-enactments as artist-in-residence at Boyd Studio Southbank, Melbourne (2016); Interlude, Spring 1833 at Hotel Windsor (2016), Two Parts of Easy Action, The Substation (2016). Recent collaborative works and work for choreographers include Vanishing Point (by Shian Law), Dance Massive 2017; All Our Dreams Come True (with Jo Lloyd), Bus Projects, Melbourne (2016); How Choreography Works (with Shelley Lasica and Jo Lloyd), West Space (2015); Regarding Yesterday, by Adva Zakai, Slopes, Melbourne (2014); Solos for other People (by Shelley Lasica), Dance Massive, Melbourne (2015); and Intermission (by Maria Hassabi), ACCA.
Lucreccia Quintanilla is an artist working with installation, sound, sculpture and painting she is a writer and researcher at Monash University as a PhD candidate. Her most recent exhibitions include XYL as apart of MONA FOMA, A Steady Backbeat at TCB Inc., Rhythmic Traces at Bus Projects, If People Powered Radio celebrating the 40th anniversary of Community radio station 3CR at Gertrude Contemporary and Liquid Architecture’s Fem(X) series at Westspace. Quintanilla has received grants from Arts Victoria, the Australia Indonesia institute the National Gallery Women’s Encouragement Award and the Australian Postgraduate Award. Most recently she has been awarded the 2016 NAVA Sainsbury Sculpture grant. She has presented her work in Auckland, Chicago, New York, Berlin, Yogyakarta, Sydney and Melbourne where she is based. Quintanilla has worked as an arts worker at Arts Project Australia, has lectured at Auckland University of Technology and taught at Signal Arts as well as project managing the multilingual international publication Mapping South. Her collaborative written work with artist/curator Leuli Eshrahi has most recently been published in peer-reviewed journal Writings From Below. She is currently a member of the selection committee at Westspace.
Quintanilla regularly gets asked to play music around Melbourne under the name DJ General Feelings.