LIVE AT RISING
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WEEKEND ONE AT RISING

Wed 1 June

RISING's first weekend is packed with music, art and performance. Behold.

Art

The Wilds — WED 1—SUN 19 JUNE

The Wilds is our moonlit forest of stimulation—a fluoro fantasy of art, sound, taste and ice at a transformed Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

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Golden Square — WED 1—SUN 12 JUNE

Golden Square is RISING’s swirling art car park. Three levels of art, performance, parades and rooftop bars—smack bang in the middle of Chinatown.

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Still Lives : Melbourne — SUN 5 JUNE

The hallowed turf of the MCG replaced with the Great Hall of the NGV. Urgent issues, such as sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia within sporting culture are revealed through the knotty negotiation between bodies.

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MONOCHORD — Wed 1—12 June

Hovering just above the flowing waters of the Birrarung (Yarra River) burns a bright line of light. Robin Fox’s MONOCHORD radically alters a well-known city landscape and makes visible the invisible lines that connect us.

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KALEIDOSCOPE — WED 1—SUN 19 JUNE

A mesmerising symphony of light, sound and joy, staged in a breathtaking mirror maze.

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Performance

8/8/8 : WORK — Sat 4 June

The perfect work/life balance exists. 8 hours rest, 8 hours play, 8 hours of absurd corporate hell.

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The Return — 18 MAY—4 JUNE

An epic, 250-year fight to return home the captive bodily remains of First Peoples. The Return sees three intersecting narratives of a repatriation officer, a museum curator and a bone collector weave together

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RETURN TO COUNTRY : REPATRIATION AND RESILIENCE IN CONVERSATION—MON 31 MAY

Hear from The Return’s writer John Harvey and director Jason Tamiru, along with Senior curator Kimberley Moulton. They’ll consider the play’s themes, alongside Moulton’s insights into alternative models of collection and display.

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21 Pornographies — WED 1—SAT 4 JUNE

In 21 pornographies, Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen embarks on a no-holds-barred, one-woman exploration of power, submission and observation.

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Maureen : Harbinger of Death — WED 1—SUN 12 JUNE

Jonny Hawkins transforms into Maureen: a razor tongued doyenne with stories to tell, inspired by Hawkins’ friend and self-described “working class glamour queen”.

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WORKING ON MY NIGHT MOVES — THU 2—SAT 4 JUNE

WORKING ON MY NIGHT MOVES is an intergalactic Wizard of Oz. A playful experiment in building feminist futures and a communal expedition to the star-cloaked corners of deep space.

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Fart Fabulous — THU 2—SAT 4 JUNE

Fart Fabulous is a farty party for grands, grandkids and teenagers alike. A playful, punk variety show bursting with circus, drag, dance, visual art and live music.

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Anything & Everything — FRI 3—SUN 12 JUNE

Set in a TV studio, Anything & Everything is a live performance that glimpses into the intimate online and IRL spaces where young people navigate technology, identity, ability, connection and consent.

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HOW TO LIVE (after you die) — Fri 3—Sun 5 June

Emmy award-winning filmmaker and artist Lynette Wallworth brings her renowned storytelling skills to the stage in a surprising new work that sheds light on the seduction of cultish extremism. I

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Music

Arab Strap and Xylouris White — Fri 3 June

A performance 20 years in the making. Icons of post-rock and Cretan tradition together on stage. Xylouris White (Jim White and Giorgos Xylouris) co-headline The Forum with Arab Strap.

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Tkay Maidza — Sun 5 June

Maidza’s graduated from the beloved stage of Meredith Music Festival, to opening for Billie Eilish across the USA in February. Catch her at The Forum while you can—your next chance might be from the nosebleed section.

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Harvey Sutherland presents Neurotic Funk — Fri 3—Sat 4 June

Vintage synths and impeccable groove. Harvey Sutherland’s new live ensemble dismantle and reconfigure Elisabeth Murdoch Hall into a heaving, surreal club.

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ANA ROXANNE WITH WILSON TANNER AND YL HOOI — SUN 5 JUNE

In her Australian debut, orchestral electronic artist Ana Roxanne sets out on the search for something greater.

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