Archive the Archive
Inspired by the life and work of Australian artist, dancer and choreographer Philippa Cullen (1950–1975), commissioned for the exhibition Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to now, at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Philippa Cullen was a pioneering performance artist who used the movement of the body to generate sound, notably with a theremin, a musical instrument controlled without physical contact. Despite the originality of her art Cullen is now little known having died prematurely at the age of 25. Choreographer and performer Lloyd conceived Archive the archive, a new performance commission that revisits and extends Cullen’s pioneering practice.