Presented with The Wheeler Centre and The Capitol – RMIT
In conversation with ACMI Director Katrina Sedgwick, Wallworth reflects on her years of storytelling through art and film, ahead of her the world premiere of her show HOW TO LIVE…
Multi-Emmy Award-winning artist Lynette Wallworth is bringing her new solo show How To Live to RISING, where she turns her distinctive artistic sensibility on herself. How To Live... is a “spiritual search and rescue mission”, which sees Wallworth reflect on her deeply personal coming-of-age in a radical Christian community, and examine the attraction and perils of rigid belief systems.
It’s the latest undertaking by Wallworth, whose unflinching focus on compelling and compassionate storytelling has seen her present to audiences of world leaders and corporate giants. Known for her deft use of cutting-edge technology—from immersive installation to documentary to virtual and augmented reality—Wallworth continually innovates the form of her stories focused on evolving cultural change.
Ahead of her show at RISING, Wallworth joins ACMI Director Katrina Sedgwick in conversation at The Capitol – RMIT. Sedgwick has watched Wallworth’s upward trajectory as an artist and filmmaker and has commissioned her work in various forms over many years. In this special In Conversation, the two reflect on the deep themes of Wallworth’s works and the evolution of her practice, which has brought her to this point in time where she has decided to turn her laser lens on herself.
"Our most influential filmmaker” — Sydney Morning Herald