2015 Program pt 1

Back to All Events

Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse

Boni Cairncross

Opening 06.06.15 6-8pm
Artist Talks 27.06.15 6-7pm

The artist sets the scene.
Machines offer prompts.
The audience enter as players.

In this iteration of Cat and Mouse, the gallery is given over to an immersive installation punctuated by projected instruction scores. The audience, suitably enveloped in costume and without shoes, enter the installation and into a self-directed, experimental performance.

Cat and Mouse offers, on one level, a light-hearted and playful experience framed as art. Audience-participants are encouraged to play, to discover, to improvise, to chase their curiosities. Underpinning this feel-good fun, Cat and Mouse asks its audience participants to pay attention to the often over-looked act of sensing. It asks – what frames and directs the act of sensing? How are sensations collectively experienced and shared?

Supported by the Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW.


Boni Cairncrossʼ practice is an inquiry into the structures that inform our perception of experience. Responding to site and context, her practice moves across media. To date, it has been realised as performance, real-time documentation, text, installation, collaboration and textiles.

Cairncross has performed and presented work nationally at VCA -Margaret Lawrence Gallery (Melbourne), Performance Space (Sydney), PACT (Sydney), 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU (Sydney), Articulate Project Space (Sydney), Firstdraft (Sydney), Alaska Projects (Sydney), Sawtooth ARI (Launceston), Inflight ARI (Hobart), PICA (Perth), Gallery: 5 Crown Lane (Wollongong) and Project Contemporary Artspace (Wollongong). During 2014 she was an artist in residence at Archive Space in Newtown. Boni has a BCA (Hons) in Visual Art and is a current PhD candidate in Creative Practice at the University of New South Wales.

Earlier Event: April 1
Mutt & Jeff