Here’s what not to miss at You Are Here

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For the seventh year running, You Are Here festival is showcasing the best of Canberra’s independent experimental art and culture scene in the CBD from April 5 to 9.

The five-day festival has a tonne of events located around the city centre, with both local and national artists bringing you exhibitions, music, live performances and more! Most events are free and do not require registration so why not get creative this weekend?

Here are some of this year’s highlights:

Electric Avenues

Haig park doesn’t know what it’s in for. This iconic inner-city location will be transformed into a thriving festival spectacular.

Amongst the smorgasbord of music, art, installations, food & drink at Electric Avenues is Haigiography by Disaffective Collective. Haigiography will explore issues of safe passage, belonging and ownership through loose movers such as dancers, acrobats, musicians, improvisers and citizens.

Experience the weird and wonderful, for one night only at this festival within a festival.

Location: Haig Park
Cost: FREE
Artists: various
When: 6 pm to 11 pm, 7 April 2017.

The Sublimation Project

The Sublimation Project will see five artists translating individual works and performances from the festival into a different medium.

Paintings into music, poems into dance, or performance into sculpture. It investigates how medium shapes audience interpretations, and how art and performance can be expanded to enable access for audiences with various abilities.

Location: The Festival Hub, 46 Northbourne Ave.
Cost: FREE
Artists: Daniel Savage
When: 2 pm to 4 pm, 9 April 2017.

Potato Potato Data Data

Feel like you’re drowning in the age of Data? Do you sense that your every move is under surveillance? Take control! Take a dip.
Potato Potato Data Data is a project running throughout the festival that asks questions of festival goers and artists alike that don’t get asked under conventional data capture agendas. Check in on the stats updated each day as the festival progresses and join us for a final data crunch on Sunday to see if it was all worthwhile.

Location: The Festival Hub, 46 Northbourne Ave.
Cost: FREE
Artists: Christie Woodhouse
When: 4 pm to 6 pm, 9 April 2017.

Future Ride

The Future Ride is brought to you by Canberra Bike Party – a bunch of bicycle-loving, outdoor dance party enthusiasts.

Their huge cargo bike will be bringing music to yours ears with their huge stereo, DJ, sound system and lasers, whilst leading a bike ride straight after the festival launch to a dance party at the amphitheater in Commonwealth Park.

Dress up and take a time lapse into the future with cyborgs, post-apocalyptic freaks and robots.

Location: Meet at The Festival Hub: Civic
Cost: FREE
Artists: Canberra Bike Party
When: 7 pm to 8:30 pm, 5 April 2017.

View full program for individual event details here: