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UTS ART Live is a series of temporal public performance events that bring together professional artists and UTS students to collaborate and produce art events on campus.

The first event for 2017 was A Game of Chess, by Jess Olivieri, Malcolm Whittaker and the UTS Chess Club. Held 24 May in UTS Tower foyer. To view images from A Game of Chess visit our Flickr page

The second event brings together the sound artistry of Super Critical Mass leading a sound exploration workshop with students studying the design of performance venues. This project will be developed further in 2018. View a short Social Media video here.

The third event in the series draws on Sara Ahmed’s ‘Queer Phenomenology’ as artist Sarah Rodigari and the UTS Queer Collective consider queer readings of UTS campus. They gave a performative tour of UTS through a  queer perspective for a public audience and a series of postcards have been produced highlighting some of the language developed through the process. To view images from Queer Tour of UTS visit our Flickr page.


A Game of Chess

The game of chess began before the sixth century, most likely in India. For nearly fifteen hundred years it has been a game for thinkers, whether they be artists, philosophers, militaries or factory workers. As French artist Marcel Duchamp notes, it is “a game of logic and mechanics, rather than mathematics”.

What themes are at play in a game of chess? In what ways does chess operate as a metaphor for life beyond the game? Is a game of chess ever just a game of chess?

A series of academics will explore these questions as they talk about their areas of research through the framework of chess, while being challenged to a game by members of the UTS Chess Club. Watch the theatre of chess exposed, and the discussions and meta-discussions evolve.

24 May in the main foyer of UTS Tower, 10am – 2pm.


10am – Kristine Aquino, FASS

11am – Frank Zeichner, FEIT

12pm – Jacqueline Gothe, DAB

1pm – Jennifer Newman, FASS


Queer Tour of UTS

Artist Sarah Rodigari and members of The UTS Queer Collective developed a walking tour of UTS from a queer perspective. Over a four week period, Rodigari and the Queer Collective used Sara Ahmed’s texts ‘Queer Feelings’ and ’Queer Phenomenology’ to explore and unpack our relationship to objects and architecture through non normative models. The project culminated in a tour of UTS tower, levels 3, 4 & 5, led by students from UTS Queer Collective using song, poetry, subverted uses of space and personal perspectives.

Monday 16th October 1-2pm, Foyer of UTS tower


For more information please contact alice.mcauliffe@uts.edu.au


ABC News coverage of Super Critical Mass workshop: