Jo Lloyd
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.

14 November 2020 – 9 May 2021
National Gallery of Australia

Touring Exhibition
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC
25 November 2023 – 18 February 2024

Jo Lloyd, Narrm/ Melbourne
Dancers: Deanne Butterworth, Rebecca Jensen, Jo Lloyd
Cinematographer: James Wright
Composer: Duane Morrison
Costumes: Andrew Treloar
Producer: Michaela Coventry, Sage Arts

Performance commission generously supported by Phillip Keir and Sarah Benjamin (The Keir Foundation). With thanks to The SUBSTATION, Melbourne.