In 2007 Punctum initiated a program with the Abbotsford Convent to undertake arts research that put cultural exchange at the centre of live arts practice. As part of the pilot project, Punctum undertook a year-long residency at the Convent – In-Habit.
In-Habit resulted in a season of eleven Live Art performances and installations.
Each of the eleven works investigated a facet of site/place/space and cultural exchange. Throughout the month of February 2010, the eleven works were publicly presented.
From private garden beds of delight to shirt exchange shops; celebratory greetings to intimate meetings, accumulations of absurdist audits to singular songs, audiences were invited to step into the Convent and beyond its confines to follow pathways that opened the way to live art and cultural exchange.
Concept and Artistic Direction: Jude Anderson/Punctum
In-Habit Artists: Jude Anderson, Emilie Collyer, William Head, berni m janssen, Katerina Kokkinos Kennedy, Jason Maling, Mandy Nicholson, Carl Panuzzo, Ernesto Rios, Chi Vu