Helping Hand by Mark Harvey at Liveworks Festival
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015, Australia
19th October 2017 to 25th October 2017
In this de-centered, social mediatised time, what can it mean to engage with politics through a live, in-the-flesh encounter with someone else—a stranger even? Are you still likely to feed into your own cultural and political bubble or can you explore your politics with someone who is positioned somewhere else from yourselves? Helping Hand is a series of performances throughout Liveworks where Aotearoa (New Zealand) artist Mark Harvey explores and exchanges different modes of politics with punters and passers-by. Inviting audiences to crawl, lie down, wrestle or stroll with him, you will find Harvey all over Carriageworks throughout the festival, ready to engage in conversation and action, and bringing a fresh perspective to even the most immovable political issues of this time.