GOOD GOOD FORTUNE by Lucy Marinkovich (New Zealand)
Opening reception: 1 April 2016, Friday, 7pm - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 2 April 2016
Saturday, 12noon – 6pm
INSTINC, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-163,
soho2@central, Singapore 059819
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Singapore – INSTINC SOHO presents GOOD GOOD FORTUNE, showcasing performance installation by INSTINC AIR Lucy Marinkovich (New Zealand).
Good Good Fortune is a live performance installation that engages the audience in a reflection upon the role of fortune in our lives, and considers our accountability in creating our own experiences and circumstances.
The performance process advocates both conscientious decision-making and intuitive reaction. Audience members are individually led through a series of game play, chance and instinctive response to ultimately lead them to the selection of their personal fortune.
The contentious duality of fate and free-will is at the core of this fortune cookie performance experiment that questions, like Sophocles’ Oedipus, if your fate is predetermined and inescapable, or whether autonomy and indeterminism allow you to choose your own fortune?
The artist was inspired to make this work upon a recent rereading of Sophocle’s ‘Oedipus Rex’ and the impossible binary of fate and free will that the play’s tragic hero was subject to, but also upon reflection of her own circumstances and the ways in which she considers herself to be fortunate. “I am so grateful and appreciative of the opportunity to come to Singapore to create and perform this new work” says Marinkovich. “Though I don’t consider that it is because of luck that I am here, I do feel extremely fortunate and this consciousness became the point of departure when I began devising the work Good Good Fortune”.
About LUCY MARINKOVICH
Lucy Marinkovich is a Wellington (NZ) based professional contemporary dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of the Borderline Arts Ensemble, a multi-disciplinary performance comapny. Trained at the New Zealand School of Dance, she danced with Footnote New Zealand Dance Company for four years touring New Zealand extensively and internationally. Lucy was awarded “Best Emerging Female Artist” by Tempo Dance Festival in 2010, “Best Female Dancer” in 2011, and in 2012 was notably awarded the Eileen May Norris Dance Trust Scholarship and the Tup Lang Choreographers Award in 2015.
In 2013 Lucy studied Gaga technique with Batsheva Dance Company and was invited in 2014 to dance in the International Choreolab at the World Dance Alliance’s Global Summit in France, as well as performance and research projects in Germany, Spain and Austria. She returned to New Zealand to choreograph works for Short+Sweet Dance Festival, Tempo Dance Festival, the Wellington Dance Festival. In 2015 Lucy created a durational five-day performance art piece inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, titled The Bosch Box, for The Performance Arcade 'Container Series'. Lucy choreographs regularly for Footnote New Zeland Dance Company and tutors at the New Zealand School of Dance and Toi Whakaari.
In 2016 Lucy has worked with the New Zealand Arts Festival show Le Grand Continental (Canada) and created a new dance work on Footnote Dance Company, before undertaking Artist Residencies in Singapore (INSTINC), Malaysia (Rimbun Dahan) and Croatia, (The Mediterranean Dance Centre).
The Borderline Arts Ensemble is a project-based performing arts collective from Wellington, NZ. Established in 2015 by dancer and choreographer Lucy Marinkovich to facilitate her choreographic work, the groups primary medium is contemporary dance performance. Regular collaborators include musician and composer Lucien Johnson, and filmmaker Jeremy Brick.
Borderline's first major project, The Surrealists, has been funded by the Wellington City Council's Creative Communities Scheme and is to be developed during workshops in October/November 2015. Collectively we like to: dance, make music, make films, make masks, play with props, collaborate, experiment.