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Culture with artistic intent set to inspire and empower
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Tuesday, 04 December 2007

With names like Juicy Haemoglobin Jam, Go Against the Wind and Crazy Chook Machine, the installation and performance art for the Woodford Folk Festival, Dec 27 2007 to Jan 1 2008, promises six days and nights of eclectic outbursts.

While for many the focus of the festival is musical, performance art holds a special place in the festival programme.   This year the new Arti.Arti programme is delighted to offer the inaugural Woodford International Performance Art Festival, featuring works from Korea and Japan.

Performance art occurs daily in sporadic bursts throughout the festival grounds, manifesting as displays and installations that invite the viewer to encounter, negotiate and reflect.    This year’s theme combines kinetics with recyclables and will be enlivened and quickened through interaction.

Contemporary performance artists KoPAS (Korean Performance Art Spirit) will perform for the first time at the festival with their experimental piece, The River.    The River portrays an inner landscape of love, prayer and blessing in a special lakeside performance during the festival evenings.

"Contemporary performance art in Asia is a very popular and exciting art-form", says Visual Arts Programme Manager Penny Smith.

"These visiting performance artists have a strong visual aesthetic and work with unfamiliar juxtapositions of images to create narratives which are experimental, inventive and thought-provoking.    This is an amazing opportunity for our audiences to experience something very different."

The blood of the universe will be hopping in the body as Yumiko Nii performs Juicy Haemoglobin Jam.    Hiroshima born Yumiko is a visual artist, choreographer and dancer, who aims to receive the space as it is, to carve moments that appear with the radiance of being born.

Shared experiences and interaction with world cultures provide endless possibilities for participation.    Festival goers can immerse themselves in the festival spirit; becoming part of the festival grounds by carving a paver to line future pathways, having a wish sung at The Wishing Well, or joining a Lantern Procession.    At nightfall, the festival site experiences a transformation into a wonderland of lanterns, and exquisitely lit trees.

Artistry, melody and ritual abound at Woodford Folk Festival and with the inclusion of the inaugural Woodford International Performance Art Festival, this year’s programme promises to be exceptional.

Full programme details are available online.    Buy and Print tickets on line and save at

For media enquiries including images, interviews and information contact or call the festival office on 07 54961066.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2007 )
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