Caroline Garcia

Caroline Garcia (Sydney, NSW) is a culturally promiscuous performance maker. She works across live performance and video through a hybridised aesthetic of cross-cultural dance, ritual practice, new media, and the sampling of popular culture and colonial imagery.

Caroline’s practice is shaped by alterity, echoing notions of cultural ambiguity and displacement by adopting the role of shape shifter - sliding into the gaps between cultures, experiences of otherness, and timeless clichés of exotic femininity. She takes an intersectional approach to contemporary dance (read: twerking), the cultural politics of identity and the diasporic body. She is concerned with forgotten choreographies, mimetic movement, alternate ways of viewing images of the past that eschew classical myths, and the cultural make up of the Filipina.

Caroline has presented at Underbelly Arts Festival, Proximity Festival (WA), Junction Arts Festival (TAS), Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival (VIC), PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, MCA ARTBAR, Art Month Sydney, the Kaldor Parlour Project for 13 Rooms, and Performance Space’s Day For Night with Técha Noble. She has exhibited at the ACMI, CCP, Firstdraft, Sydney Contemporary and UTS ART. Caroline recently participated in LaPocha Nostra’s Live Art Lab in Greece, led by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and was PACT’s Artist-in-Residence for 2015, where she presented an original solo performance called Tropical Hypeisms. Caroline is a resident at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and is currently developing a new work called Fly girl, as part of The Curtis R. Priem EMPAC Residency in New York, facilitated by Australia Council for the Arts.