Migratory Complex - Punctum - MONS 2015

Punctum was selected as the Australian organisation representing experimental and participatory art form practice as part of MONS 2015 - European Capital of Culture program. 

Punctum’s Migratory Complex was a three year cultural exchange and presentation initiative between artists associated with Punctum in Australia and artists associated with La Maison Folie in Belgium. It culminated in ten days ‘en folie’ where art events, installations, performances, gatherings and experiments activated La Maison Folie as part of MONS 2015 celebrations. 

Migratory Complex celebrated the cultural diversity informing contemporary art making in Australia and marked the course for rich, reciprocal collaborations between the two organisations. Punctum's Migratory Complex was directed and curated with the view to increase the potential for artistic endeavour, discovery, creation and long term exchange between Australia and Belgium artists and audiences. 

"Unpredictable environments, unexpected structures, nomadic geographies, holding rooms, gathering points, repositories, refuges and accommodations,12 artists, 4 cultural exchanges, a complex of emerging art forms and a breadth of works inhabited La Maison Folie in unanticipated ways for MONS 2015." Jude Anderson 

Concept, Artistic Direction, co-curator: Jude Anderson 

Associated Curator: Deborah Ratliff 

With: (Australia) Jude Anderson, Bindi Cole, Nadia Cusimano, Paul Gazzola, Lyndal Jones, Sabina Maselli, Phuong Ngo, Katie Sfetkidis, Hiromi Tango, Erkki Veltheim, Daniel Crooks and Creative Producer - Joe Pickett, Nici Wright 

With: (Belgium) Paola Bartoletti, Aubéline Barbieux, Romain Meun, Damien Petitot, Gaetan Rusquet, Fleur Sizaire, a body of dancers, a group of musicians, and graduating artists from the Mons University/School of Arts