Tree of Knowledge by Christian Thompson at Liveworks Festival
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015, Australia
19th October 2017 to 22nd October 2017
Acclaimed Indigenous artist Christian Thompson presents Tree of Knowledge: a rich solo performance that transforms dreams, memories and aspirations into surreal gestures, invoking a world where tradition, pop culture and media continually collide. Bringing together song, spoken word, sculpture, video and movement, Tree of Knowledge draws on Thompson’s own personal biography as well as a wide palette of references—from pop music to contemporary art and cultural practices. Tree of Knowledge is a rare opportunity to witness Thompson’s live performance practice in full effect: a startling, humorous and confronting insight into contemporary Indigenous reality (and fantasy).