Artists Bek Berger, Dan Koop and Kieran Swann first conceived Independent Convergence as a day where independent artists could form a creative community that thinks differently. This year, Bek Berger, Julien Leyre, Izzy Roberts-Orr and I facilitated a day-long symposium at MPavilion centred on the topic of responsibility. Our provocations:
In a connected world, what is our responsibility to the local spaces of our daily lives, and the global spaces that influence our lives?
In a complex society, what is our responsibility to the communities that we belong to, and the communities around us?
In a place where many cultures meet, what is our responsibility to the tradition(s) that we’ve inherited, and our responsibility to experiment?
In a fast changing world, what is our responsibility to maintain personal consistency, and what is our responsibility to adapt and respond?
In a world of many voices, what is our responsibility to speak and our responsibility to listen?
|Images from Independent Convergence 2017|
|My reflections on Independent Convergence 2016
Friday 29 January
|My reflections on Independent Convergence 2015
Friday 22 May
at Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall