Jîyan (meaning 'life' and also the stem of the word 'jîn’, ‘woman' in Kurdish) is an immersive exhibition exploring the sacred, life-giving connection of womxn to nature.
This is a multi-sensory experience with performances and workshops running over the weekend, produced by Viriditas; dancer/ choreographer of Kurdish Celtic origin, Leila Lois and photographer/ curator, Michaela Meadow.
PLEASE NOTE: The exhibition is open and free to visit 10:00am - 4:00pm Sat 21- Sun 22 Sept. To book into a specific performance/workshop, please ensure you book the time and date that corresponds with the name of the session (listed below).
20 Sept 6:30pm (2hrs) - PRIVATE VIEWING, LIVE MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES. Our launch event will immerse you in the works with dreamy live harp by Amy Earl and a performance by Everything Dances. Enjoy drinks and nibbles of a foraged theme while you preview the exhibition. The event will open with an Acknowledgement of Country facilitated by Indiah Money, Wiradjuru artist.
21 & 22 Sept 6:30pm (50mins) - FULL CIRCLE: IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE. Part ritual, part performance, theatre maker Mariah Boillaut facilitates an intentional native floral crown weaving while audiences spectate a story of spiritual awakening, falling in love, heartbreak and self becoming.
21 & 22 Sept 8pm (50mins) - UnderLyingSkins. Theatre performance/ influx of thoughts by Kristen O’Dwyer.
22 Sept 4pm (2hrs) - LIFE DRAWING BY MISS MUSE: Life drawing session inspired by Jîyan themes of ‘honey & wildfire, strength & softness’. Tea, cake and drawing materials provided. Come along for an immersive life drawing experience in Jîyan exhibition space. Facilitated by curator and artist Michaela Meadow.
Warning: Contains some nudity, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction
Presented as part for Critical Mass for Melbourne Fringe
Saturday - Sunday 21 - 22
10am - 10pm