ARTIST: JACQUI GORDON
An Unmarked Practice is a performance and sound work in the Nicholson Street Mall that is part of a larger project titled ‘Listening Through the West’. This project explores the site of the Whitten Oval and its surrounding narratives - from its days as a bluestone quarry and its connection to the West's 'working class' identity and the make up of Melbourne's colonial buildings, to the place of one of the AFLWs founding clubs. On the same block, there is also the Drill Hall, which is home to the Women’s Circus.
The performance blurs the lines between circus and football training. It considers the parallels and tensions of the site of the Whitten Oval as well as the identity of the West in general. Through public announcements the audience are invited to participate in the performance.