ANAT CEO Melissa DeLaney says “ANAT is at the forefront of experimental practice, and to be working as an organisation with David is a chance for this ethos to enter into the ways in which we design our culture and programs. David has a highly collaborative practice, centred very much around ideas and possible futures. We are positive about this influence on the model of presentation of this year’s ANAT SPECTRA and what this experience will bring to our artists and network.”
David Pledger is founding Artistic Director of not yet it’s difficult (NYID), one of Australia’s seminal interdisciplinary arts companies. Working nationally and internationally across performing, visual and media arts, David is an artist, curator, writer, dramaturg and producer often performing these roles simultaneously and retrospectively in highly collaborative, constructed artistic and research fields. He creates artworks and public events of scale with multiple intentions including the valorisation of artistic practice and the mobilization of granular, progressive social change.
ANAT SPECTRA 2021 Program Curator, David Pledger. Photograph Kyung Na.