Meet Lauren Brincat
Artist Lauren Brincat is first-generation Australian, born in western Sydney to Egyptian-European immigrants. Her peripatetic practice has seen her live and make work in cities as varied as Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, New York and Mexico City.
“Art is my first language, English my adopted tongue,” she says, deferring to the work as a means of explaining her worldly view. That oeuvre employs video and performance, sculpture and installation to probe historical ruptures and failures of language. By distancing us from a logical, direct, language-based understanding, her work opens the door to multiple perspectives and interpretations.
Here we show her most recent piece, a live sculpture titled ‘Other Tempo’, originally performed at Carriageworks in the inner-city precinct, Eveleigh. The work incorporates a 25m fabric score and an assembly of performance instruments inviting the spectator to experience the work with their entire being, almost intuitively. The music speaks to history and memory, played until a complete cycle has been heard. Other Tempo challenges the way we hear see and think about sound and feminist performance. Drummers for Other Tempo: Holly Conner, Alyx Dennison, Niki Johnson, Yvonne C. Lam, Lindy Morrison, Bonnie Stewart.