Synopsis “a landscape built, and rebuilt, piling one to the other each place is a location for change” every/nowhere exists in the in-between spaces – between here and elsewhere, past and present. This performance is an immersive experience for an intimate audience of 10, who are guided into the space one at a time, … Continue reading every/nowhere

The School

From January 4-May 13 Serena will be in residence at The School in Hasselt, Belgium. The school is a post-academic and ongoing multidisciplinary festival, residence and happy city experiment. The School is a new post-academic residency where artists and designers work together on a common challenge: how we can, together with the neighbourhood, shape a … Continue reading The School

Snapshots from the Periphery

From July 14-22 2017 Serena participated in the first Water Tower Art Residency presenting a triptych of three new works at Хладилно Депо Подуене (Refridgeration Depot Poduene, home of BDZ Cargo), a train repair depot that has fallen into disuse, and is taken care of by the few workers who are still there. These site-specific works … Continue reading Snapshots from the Periphery

From The Outside, In

From the Outside, In is a multi-site international performance research project. From the Outside, In examines how foreign spaces become familiar and how the nomadic body navigates this process of inhabitation. 12 years ago, theorist Miwon Kwon posed that mobile site-specific artists are in danger of places they inhabit becoming an “undifferentiated serialization, one place … Continue reading From The Outside, In


Collaboration with Australian writer Grace Finlayson, to produce a performance in 3 parts exploring ideas around temporary homes and life in transit through a cross-disciplinary dialogue across states, borders, and time zones at Launch All of The Words writers fair. Performance History: May 22 2015 Noted Festival (AU) Text transcripts: Part 1 Part 2 Part … Continue reading Transitory

The Remembrance of Leaves

  Improvisational performance, playing on an audience’s inherent desire to create meaning in art. Each audience member is given a different synopsis for the work, and are thus left to draw their own conclusions. Performance History: 30 May-2nd June 2013 Short Cuts, King Street Arts Centre, Perth (WA) “.…[a] stand out performance” (The West Australian, … Continue reading The Remembrance of Leaves

The Mapping Project

Developed in collaboration with Emma Fishwick, The Mapping Project is a residency developing a participatory performance/installation exploring how people experience and remember spaces. From 1-21st December 2014, Serena Chalker and Emma Fishwick will be in residence at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in their performance space, with showings of this work on December 16 … Continue reading The Mapping Project

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