Suzon Fuks & James Cunningham (igneous, Australia)

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James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks (Co-Artistic Directors, Igneous) will lead participants through a series of processes developed since 2007 and deepened during the 2014–2015 FLUIDATA project involving over 2 dozen slow creek walks throughout Queensland, Australia.

Accustomed to a life of instantaneousness, productivity, and “getting there” (the straight line), Cunningham and Fuks made the deliberate decision to slow down, allowing their bodies—and their digital devices—to absorb the landscape and the moment–”being here”. Unhurriedly, they walked the way of the water (the meander).

The workshop involves grounding through body-based awareness, slowing down, being deliberately still, and allowing one’s body to absorb the surroundings and the moment, while walking the way of the water down a creek or tributary near the conference venue.

The session will allow for discussion around the ways in which the manufactured infrastructures we traverse daily, corral us into lives of instantaneousness, productivity, and “getting there”—and exploration of alternative notions, such as “being here”, reversibility, curiosity and wonder in what already exists, and making connections between inner and outer worlds.


 SUZON FUKS is an artist bridging art, science & the environment, using body-based practices, the moving image, photography & interactive technologies. She initiated the global community and platform. She focuses on water issues, refugees and knowledge transmission.

JAMES CUNNINGHAM is a performance, movement, video and networked performance practitioner working in social, environmental and architectural surroundings, exploring the limits of bodily perception, performativity and the relationality of one’s self with others, objects, and environment.

IGNEOUS, Australian multi-arts organisation established in 1997, has been directed by James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks since its inception. Igneous’ work has received national and international recognition across a broad spectrum including networked performance, dance, screendance, new media, disability, puppetry, live art and visual theatre.

Their interests lay in research, processes, interaction and diversity.

Balance-Unbalance 2017

Balance-Unbalance (BunB)
is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between NATURE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities.

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