Hotelling is the new verb in cultural hospitality – to lose oneself, to play, to tell the stories of a hotel whilst confronting curious, ostentatious and audacious art.
Inspired by the luxury sensibility of one of Gold Coast’s most prestigious hotel addresses, High Tower Hotelling resounds with the dissonance of the Western Empire, its majesty and decline. Part wake, part grande bouffe, part end-of-days cataclysm, it is one of helluva Party with a capital P.
Produced by Bleached Artssee project
Curated by David Pledger & Louise Bezzina
November 1-5, 2017
Wall of Noise Web of Silence
dp’s first concept album, Wall of Noise Web of Silence, is an immersive online rollercoaster of politics, artistic practice and best-of-speeches that contributes to our way of understanding how the production of noise and silence determines the tone, frequency and recording of our cultural and political systems in the age of neo-liberal capitalism.
Thursday 19 October, 2017
RMIT Storey Hall
2970° The Boiling Point Practising Democracy
In 2016, Western democracy turned somersaults.
Brexit, Trump, the rise of Le Pen and populist nationalism in Europe.
Rather than fixating on the noise, 2970° The Boiling Point Practising Democracy goes deep into the quietude by listening to some smart people suggest provocative ideas for how we might make a future we want to live in.
Presented by Arts Centre Gold Coast
Curated by David Pledger, not yet it’s difficult
September 7-9, 2017
An adults-only adventure, Hotelling featured more than a dozen fly-on-the-wall interactions where visiting artists and the Gold Coast’s best dancers, theatre makers, musicians and media artists embedded themselves in the life of QT Hotel shape-shifting from the concierge to the couple next-door, the celebrity rock-star, the elevator valet, your swimming-pool partner and the hot date you wished you’d always had.
Curated by David Pledgersee project
Produced by Bleached Arts
November 4-5, 2016, QT Hotel, Gold Coast
David Pledger Is Running For Office
In the context of the 2016 Federal Election, dp launched a durational artwork in the form of a campaign, seeking to be elected for various offices in multiple contexts over a number of years. dp asks how should artists and politicians behave in a time when civil society and political culture are profoundly disconnected ? What is an artist? What is a politician? And what kind of politician might an artist be?
Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra
Wednesday June 22, 2016
&: Atomic is the final stage of the 4-part international performance laboratory AMPERS&ND in which the key artistic proposition evolved into the development of a new performance language for actors, dancers and musicians from which improvisation and composition arise from the same artistic impulse.
Seoul International Dance Festivalsee project
World Premiere October 3 2014
XV is a multi-narrative, interactive artwork for public space and online domains. Using Melbourne’s metropolitan rail network as a backdrop, XV explores notions of interactivity, human mobility, participation and authorship by collapsing the space between the artist and the public.see project