Poets, artists, singers and writers will hold a dialogue with exhibition projects, curatorial frames and contributing participants through live site responsive performance.

Call and Response foregrounds collective practice, water relations and radical thought and action. The spatial qualities of exhibition sites, The Cutway and Pier 2/3, will be pushed – each environment serving as an echo chamber holding stories, sounds and vibrations.

Call and Response draws lines of connection between people, place and things and initiates pathways between lines of thought and action.

Dates & Times

Saturday, 12 March 2022

11 am, The Cutaway at Barangaroo
Snack Syndicate – Live Reading: Homework (2020)

1 pm, Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
Hani Abdile – Poetry in Language

Sunday, 13 March 2022

11 am, The Cutaway at Barangaroo
I.C.E. Youth & New Age Noise Collective – Experimental Sound Group

1 pm, Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
The House that Dan Built – SALT Choral Piece


The Cutaway at Barangaroo
Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Free, no registration required

The Biennale of Sydney strives to make all events accessible. You can advise us of your access requirements when booking online, by email or calling our box office on 02 8484 8702.

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9 am–4 pm
02 8484 8702
Email – art@biennaleofsydney.com.au

Participant Bios

Hani Abdile 

Hani was forced to leave her home country of Somalia and come to Australia seeking protection in 2014.  She has spent most of the last 6 years based in Sydney. An avid writer, Hani is currently studying for a degree in journalism at university, writes and performs slam poetry, and has even published her own collection of 43 poems. 

New Age New Noise – I.C.E Youth 

New Age Noise Collective is a community of artists and creatives from Western Sydney that seek to encourage young trans, non-binary and female-identifying individuals feeling overwhelmed by the male-dominated music/arts scenes. The Collective exists to create more opportunities for gender diverse, queer artists to create/present new work, and feel part of a supportive community.  

Snack Syndicate 

Snack  Syndicate (Astrid Lorange and Andrew Brooks) is a critical art collective who live and work on Wangal country. They  make texts, installations, meals, and events.  Homework, a book of essays and poems, was  published by Discipline in 2021. They both lecture at UNSW and are members of the Infrastructural Inequalities research network and the Rosa Press publishing collective. 

The House that Dan Built 

The House That Dan Built is a female-focussed choral-music and contemporary-opera performance collective and force for change.  They deliver high-quality arts engagement, focusing on aspirational learning and improved mental health outcomes for girls. The House empower women to speak out, to feel like they belong, like they are part of a chorus. 

The House is recognised nationally and internationally as a vocally-innovative company. They have featured in Angelica Mesiti’s Assembly, Venice Biennale and Sydney Chamber Opera’s The Howling Girls, Festival Tokyo.