Ivey Wawn makes dance-based work for a range of contexts. Drawing poetics from economic and microbial processes, with a focus on the politics of exchange and transmission, she develops choreographic blueprints that result in complex systems of transformation for the human scale. Ivey’s research interests include the wage relation, human and non-human labour, mourning processes, care as radical politics and financial crisis.
She sells her labour extensively as a performer/collaborator between Sydney and Melbourne (Australia), as a waiter in various restaurants around Sydney, and occasionally performs internationally. She is also a current student of political economy at the University of Sydney, .
Ivey has enjoyed the support of; AirSpace Projects, ALASKA Projects, Ausdance NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, Bundanon Trust, CRACK Theatre Festival, Critical Path, DanceWEB Scholarship (Impulstanz, Vienna), DirtyFeet, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Liquid Architecture, The NOW now, ReadyMade Works, Shopfront Contemporary Arts and Performance, and Underbelly Arts Festival.
She has had the pleasure of working with and for; Andrew Hardwidge (UK), Amrita Hepi (AU), Angela Goh (AU), Atlanta Eke (AU), Brooke Stamp (AU), Germaine Kruip (BE/NL), Lizzie Thompson (AU), Louise Trueheart (FR/USA/DE), Mark Mailler (AU), Rainbow Chan (AU), Rhiannon Newton (AU), Rochelle Haley (AU), Scarlett Yu (HK/DE), Shota Matsumura (AU), Tino Sehgal (DE/UK), and Xavier Le Roy (FR) among others.
I acknowledge and pay respect to the peoples of the Eora Nation, and to all first nations people, on whose stolen land I live, work and travel through. I acknowledge their continued connection to country and pay my respect to past, present and future elders.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.