Shelley Lasica, WHEN I AM NOT THERE

The work of Shelley Lasica reveals a sustained exploration of dance, movement and the varying contexts in which they can occur. WHEN I AM NOT THERE has been produced to accompany a performance exhibition reflecting on forty years of Lasica’s choreographic practice. Held at Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (15–27 August 2022), WHEN I AM NOT THERE is the first Australian survey of its kind. Centring on a new ensemble work that Melbourne-based Lasica has developed with a team of ten other artists it also presents components from Lasica’s archive of earlier works, including costuming, objects, soundscapes and text.

Edited by the project’s curator, Hannah Mathews, in conversation with Lasica, this substantial monograph is the first to be published on an Australian choreographer. It provides a comprehensive account of Lasica’s performance and exhibition history and uncovers extensive documentation from the artist’s archive, alongside contributions by writers Erin Brannigan, Justin Clemens, Claudia La Rocco, Robyn McKenzie and Zoe Theodore.

Shelley Lasica, WHEN I AM NOT THERE
Section sewn softcover
704 pp., 165 × 235 mm
ISBN 978–1–922633–3–47
Published by Monash University Museum of Art and Monash University Publishing
Edited by Hannah Matthew's
Printed in Italy
Designed by Stuart Geddes and Ziga Testen