The Creative Team
Food Fight was an art project devised and led by collaborative duo Branch Nebula and Diego Bonetto, with design support from Genevieve Murray, Director of Future Method Studio.
Branch Nebula (Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters) is one of Australia’s most dynamic companies, pushing at the boundaries of theatre. Working at the nexus between theatre, dance, sport and street-styles, BN takes audiences into the extreme creativity of urban landscapes, and immerses them in real time experiences.
BN works across disciplines in performance, dance and design to challenge mainstream cultural conventions. We work with non-conventional performers to collaboratively devise work that defies categorization. We interrogate the audience experience and explore contemporary culture as a means of creating access and speaking to a broad audience. We work with street-style artists to create new visions for engaging with BMX, skating, parkour, tricking, and contemporary dance.
Recently BN premiered Artwork, and the Whelping Box film at the 24 Frames Per Second Exhibition, both commissioned by Carriageworks; collaborated with Wade Marynowsky on the Robot Opera for Performance Space’s Liveworks festival; conducted Snake Sessions, a residency in a skatepark, with Critical Path Choreographic Research Centre; and created Bush Sessions for Bundanon Trust’s Site Works festival. In 2014, s.l.o.a.p. (space left over after planning) was presented in Hong Kong for the West Kowloon Cultural District’s Freespace Festival; and the Helpmann nominated Concrete And Bone Sessions toured to Santiago, Chile for the Santiago a Mil Festival.
Diego Bonetto is an artist, father, forager and award winning cultural worker based in Sydney. Diego is a key member of artists’ collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress.
Diego's art practice encompasses collaborative socially engaged projects like the Green Bans Art Walk and the Redfern/Waterloo Tour of Beauty, to environmental campaigns like the Weedy Connection and Wild Stories projects, celebrating and fostering culturally aware interpretation of the landscape. Diego has a keen interest in creating platforms that enable convivial conversations around belonging, sustainability and agency.
Diego works with chefs, scientists, academics, herbalists, brewers, soap makers, producers, educators and land owners, providing programs, workshops, community engagement strategies and exhibitions. He regularly presents at conferences and symposiums on the ecological and cultural value of botanical species.
Future Method Studio
Future Method is a collaborative and interdisciplinary design practice working across research, activism, architectural, speculative and installation projects. Led by Director Genevieve Murray, the focus of the studio is on material culture and creative methodologies that are process and impact driven.
The studio has collaborated with Dutch design group FOUNDation Projects, Archival (Venice Biennale 2012), Studio BOUM & Rikkert Paauw (Theo’s Restaurant London), Alvaro Carrillo (WATERTOPIA) and FAKE industries. Current collaborations and research include work with The New Landscapes Institute, photographer Tamara Dean, poet Tom Lee, and artist Kelly Doley amongst some residential projects in Sydney and Alice Springs.
Future Method's work has been nominated for the Conde Naste Design Innovation Award 2010 and shortlisted for the Designboom competition Design For Death 2013. Before founding Future Method Studio, Genevieve worked with Glenn Murcutt, Ric Leplastrier, Rod Simpson and as a research assistant to Professor Michael Ostwald. She has taught at the University of Newcastle, University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney and currently writes for Architectural Review Asia Pacific and Melbourne based Assemble Papers.
Anne Loxley, Senior Curator, C3West
Anne Loxley is a curator and writer who works with contemporary artists both in and outside gallery contexts, in communities and in public spaces. As Senior Curator, C3West, for the MCA, she develops innovative ways for artists to work with businesses and non-arts organisations to address strategic issues and engage with communities.
Recent C3West projects include the conference Civic Actions – Artists’ Practices Beyond the Museum, and the art projects Blacktown Native Institution Project (2014-15), Ivan and Heather Morison’s Sleepers Awake and Michel Tuffery’s Transforma (both 2014).
Previously she directed Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, the Olympic Co-ordination Authority’s Public Art Program and the National Trust’s S.H. Ervin Gallery. A founding member of the City of Sydney’s Public Art Advisory Panel and a former Sydney Morning Herald art critic, her work has attracted numerous awards.
In 2011 Anne Loxley was named by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of Sydney’s 100 most influential people. In 2014, she featured in Jess Scully’s 20 Influential Creative Women list for 2SER’s celebration of International Women’s Day.