BODY INFORMATION WORKSHOPS
LEENA RIETHMULLER

FM[X]GC

LEENA RIETHMULLER
BODY INFORMATION WORKSHOPS
1 – 13 September
Participate in one on one, body-focused workshops with the artist. Workshop tasks will include various forms of performance, mindfulness, intimacy, sound, silliness, love and good conversation. By accessing bodily information, participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on tacit knowledge, physical experiences and emotional states.
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SHANENE DITTON
SILENT WALKING TOUR
5 September
The Silent Walking Tour is not a typical walking tour. Instead of projecting a linear, singular history onto place–as traditional walking tours tend to do–this tour will encourage an embodied, subjective experience of place. It will emphasise listening, not only through the ears, but also through the the entire body. The tour will not be stopping at particularly noteworthy or exceptional sites. Rather, it will be a celebration of the mundane, the ritual, the domestic, the suburban, and the everyday. The absence of dialogue and technological distractions will ensure walkers have ample opportunity to reflect on the silencing of women and all Others as they engage with the landscape, voiceless. The tour will start at The Walls and end at the Walls. And this will be followed by the breaking of silence and discussion.

LIBBY HARWARD
YARNING CIRCLE
5 September

For FM[X]GC Libby will host a Yarning Circle where The Walls will be your sounding board – come and join the conversation. Local artist Libby Harward is our Artist in Residence in the The Walls mezzanine studio for the duration of Spring. A descendent of the Nughi people of Quandamooka (Moreton Bay), Libby’s practice explores interpersonal neurobiology, attachment and trauma integration, and intricate relationships with people, country and culture.

EVELYN IDA MORRIS
TUNES
5 September

Evelyn Morris, also known as Pikelet, is a musician from the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Although she’d played piano from a young age she began her career in music as a hardcore/punk obsessed drummer, performing in many bands but mostly in Baseball and True Radical Miracle. In 2003 she switched from drum kit to a mix of instruments and a loop pedal to start a solo career. She utilises delay pedals, piano accordion, drums, guitar and other forms of percussion in her music.

SMALL STALL
PLANTS
5 September

The Walls and Small Stall are delighted to announce our new partnership! Small Stall have created one-off planter boxes for the launch of FMX[GC] this weekend, and are offering friends of The Walls a 10% discount (just say you’re one of “our people” when you get to the counter). We keep the love going, as your purchase at Small Stall gets you a free drink at the next Banana Sunday! Small Stall are also collecting donations for our Donate…A Lil’ Something drive. Make sure you check out the special Small Stall window display.

MY FRIENDS PLACE
DONATE A LIL’ SOMETHING
1 – 20 September

Over the next few weeks, we’re collecting nice things for My Friends Place , the Gold Coast women’s refuge — You can drop your donations of shampoos, conditioners, moisturisers, fragrance, toothpaste, toothbrushes, nail polish magazines, puzzles and chocolates into the The Walls or at Small stall, 1061 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, or bring them along to our celebrations at What Could A Feminist Methodology Sound Like? on September 5.
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The Walls + Liquid Architecture present FMX[GC]: What Would a Feminist Methodology Sound Like… On the Gold Coast?

The Walls + Liquid Architecture. (It sounds a bit like we’ve sprung a leak, or gone a bit wobbly).

But it’s actually a sonic celebration of women and their ways, a giving of thanks, a gathering, a listening and a sounding.

For two weeks in September, The Walls is partnering up with Melbourne-based Liquid Architecture, an organisation for artists working with sound, to present the Gold Coast incarnation of What Would a Feminist Methodology Sound Like (or, FM[X] for short). We thought FM[X]GC sounded like a good idea to do here – where, you gotta admit, it’s a pretty interesting place to be a woman.

We are proud to showcase a new solo show by Brisbane-based artist Leena Riethmuller, which will be realised as a series of social workshops focused on your somatic experience. There’s also a launch party on September 5. And as part of FM[X]GC, we are taking donations of goodies for Gold Coast women’s refuge, My Friends Place. Please, be our guest.

What Would a Feminist Methodology Sound Like?

There are many feminisms, and many speaking for feminism. Instead of looking for answers, or speaking for women, we have some questions for feminism coming from within systems of sonic affect, or using sound as an acoustic mirror for society.

Questions like, how is music one of the desire industries? How do everyday practices and cultures of hearing work to police some utterances but not others? Baffling, muffling and amplifying: What is emitting the noise that is in itself a silence? Can lower frequency listening help us to hear how power works on and through us sonically? What tones, what attunement is required if we want to do this? And what volume?

 

 

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