Arts in Health at FMC
Drawn to Movement
Tanya Voges, FMC SALA Artist-in-Residence 2020 Drawn to Movement stems from an invitation to connect with patients at Flinders Medical Centre at a time when we are all experiencing some level of isolation. I proposed to share my dance and drawing practice, with patients resting during their hospital stay to make the remote Artist-in-Residence possible. Arts in Health at FMC were supportive of this happening remotely and video became the site for exploring this connection from my home studio to the patient’s bedside. Drawn to Movement residency includes a series of participatory videos hosted on the Arts in Health at FMC YouTube Channel and are currently open for all to participate. The invitation to movement and drawing responses, help connect and reframe the space we inhabit and how we can exist within it when we aren’t feeling our normal healthful selves. Drawn to Movement film is the artist's response to connecting to a protective space, a defined space to stay safe within, and recognition that we always carry this personal space with us and within us, and the lines of energy connect us through the movements and gestures we make. Tanya Voges. Artist Biography Dance artist Tanya Voges creates choreography for theatre and gallery spaces which invite the viewer to engage, participate, feel immersed in memory, embodiment and explore trace. A resident on the unceded lands of the Peramangk people of the Adelaide Hills, Tanya is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (BA Dance 2004), has worked with Tasdance, and with many independent choreographers both here in Australia and internationally. Her interest in performing for and working with communities has meant that Tanya has collaborated with visual artists, dancers, musicians, scientists and audiences. This year she will curate her first exhibition Postcards From Motherhood, continue teaching intergenerational dance classes in person and online and looks forward to continuing the relationship with Arts in Health at FMC beyond this Artist-in-Residence for SALA. For more information www.tanya.voges.net
From Charcoal and Fallen Leaves
Tanya Voges uses her dance, drawing, community engagement and dance film making to create this personal response to the bushfires of the recent summer. Commissioned by Dance.Focus an initiative of Dance Hub SA and Ausdance SA with funding from The Government of South Australia, and support from Torbreck wines. Thanks also to my Patreon patrons who support my ongoing work, which enabled me to initiate this idea into a work in progress, which is so important for these time sensitive projects. Special thanks to the Country Fire Service, CFS, and to all volunteers that worked tirelessly throughout the summer to save what they could and who are still working to re-home people and wildlife, through what has been a tumultuous year. Thoughts go to all those who lost their loved ones and their homes, may your lives be reimagined and rewritten from charcoal and fallen leaves.