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PASSING/PARADES | Success Gallery | Fremantle, WA | DOCUMENTATION

An exhibition walk-through from PASSING/PARADES at Success Gallery is now online.

PASSING / PARADES, featuring Frances Barrett, Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra, Hissy Fit, Claudia Nicholson, Elliott Bryce Foulkes, Torrie Torrie, Liam Colgan, Anna Dunnill, Anna McMahon, and Salote Tawale.

3 September – 2 October 2016 at Success, Fremantle, WA

PASSING / PARADES is a collective exhibition that explores modalities of visibility in relation to queer bodies, queer spaces and queer communities. It is curated by Kate Britton.

Hidden and invisible queerness; costumes; disguises; tattoos; yellow socks; codes; passing (as straight); #orlando; queer spaces; flagging; turning; clubbing; vogueing; queer bodies in public spaces; Stonewall; Bowie; coming out vs. the closet; cruising; butch or femme; top or bottom; Prince; Pilari; queer languages; poppers; transgressive sexualities; bears and twinks; queer families; ACT-UP; allies; archives; assholes; Mardi Gras; pussy; parades and parties; riots and activism; gays bash back; #twomenkissing; slogans, badges, icons; Safe Schools; bois and gurls; pink dollars; pink-washing; pink bubble; inclusion, exclusion
– PASSING / PARADES concerns itself with myriad forms and experiences of visibility for queers of all kinds.

PASSING / PARADES is out of the closet and into the streets, baby. We’re here, we’re queer, and we’d like to say hello.

 

Passing Parades, Video Documentation from Success on Vimeo.

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Heaven | Hissy Fit | Vote For Me | Fontanelle Gallery

Hissy Fit present our new performance, video and installation work Heaven for Vote For Me at Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide, 4 September – 2 October 2016.

VOTE FOR ME/FONTANELLE/FELTSPACE/FORMAT GALLERY

Frances Barrett
Mia van den Bos
Ashleigh D’Antonio
Hissy Fit
Romi Graham
Sasha Grbich
Elvis Richardson & Virginia Fraser
Mary-Jean Richardson
Sera Waters

Vote For Me is a national multi-venue feminist exhibition that engages with ideas of self-promotion in contemporary visual arts practice and considers the nature of women’s practice as holding up a collective presence as opposed to the heroism of the lone artist. The statistical position of women in art is a platform to think about self-promotion as an articulation or position responding to women in the hierarchy of art.

The exhibition invites artists to respond to ideas of self-aggrandisement, vulnerability, discomfort with self-advancement and ways of measuring of success. The exhibition will show across Adelaide artist-run-initiatives Fontanelle Gallery, FELTspace and Format Gallery, and is facilitated by curatorial team, POWERHOUSE: Kate Power & Brigid Noone.

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VIDEO OEDIV – opening night talks and performances

Hissy Fit will be part of the Video as Document discussion facilitated by Frances Barrett at tonight’s opening of Video oediV at Campbelltown Arts Centre. We will also be performing an iteration of our work Sperminator as part of the evening’s performance program.

VIDEO OEDIV Opening Night

Talks, performances and music, 5-9pm, Friday, 15 January.

Discussion – 5-5.30pm
Video as Representation facilitated by Megan Monte

Discussion – 5.30-6pm
Video as Document facilitated by Frances Barrett

Performances – 7-8pm
By Giselle Stanborough, Rosie Deacon, Hissy Fit and Angela Tiatia, facilitated by Amrita Hepi.

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VIDEO OEDIV – Campbelltown Arts Centre

Hissy Fit have been commissioned to produce a new video work by Campbelltown Arts Centre for the upcoming exhibition VIDEO OEDIV opening 15 January 2016. Video oediV is an immersive installation of newly commissioned and existing video artworks by fifteen artists from Australia, USA, Germany, London, Thailand and Brazil. Though altered forms of portraiture Video oediV explores the diversity of representation, ideas around visibility, influence and experience of female form and the social body through technology. It is about the subtleties of presence, while considering the gaze of another within a universal digital language.Video oediV scratches the surface of a rich territory, a long history of many voices contributing to a discussion about representation today. The exhibition runs 16 January to 20 March.

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SCORING PATTI SMITH at Affiliated Text

Hissy Fit are totally chuffed to have been invited to be a part of Affiliated Text’s final ever exhibition, Scoring Patti Smith.

Patti Smith: poet, writer, musician, mythmaker, punk, photographer and icon. Patti Smith’s symbolist-driven lyrics and potent spoken-word performances, along with her recent prose memoirs, Just Kids, Woolgathering and M Train, have made her a reckoning force in music, literature, fashion and the visual arts. In the 1970s Smith’s impervious, androgynous stance, in juxtaposition with her fevered writing and intonation, bridged the image-conscious Warholian avant-garde, the subcultural ardour of the Beats, the dystopian visions of William Burroughs and the DIY culture of punk. Four decades on, Smith continues to hold a unique position of reference in the language and visual cultures we inhabit in the arts.

The exhibition features works by: Catherine Clover, Danae Valenza, Danius Kesminas, Hissy Fit, India Zegan, Jacqueline Millner, John Paul Cretney, Josephine Skinner, Julian Day, Linda Dement, Luke Parker, Maria Cruz, Matthew Hopkins, Mish Meijers, Ron Adams, Tina Havelock Stevens, Tricky Walsh

November 11, 2015 – January 15, 2016

Curated by Affiliated Text

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Hissy Fit get dystopian for MCA Artbar this October

The Museum of Contemporary Art have invited Hissy Fit to guest curate the October edition of Artbar themed DYSTOPIA.

Hissy Fit are presenting an exciting collection of some of our most favourite artists whose works will take over the MCA for a night of dystopian fiction made real.

Dystopias are often dreamt up futures characterised by totalitarian governments, environmental disasters, or a society controlled by machines/ artificial intelligence. They are also a reframing of the present, and a narrative/ creative tool used by artists, writers, and filmmakers to highlight more negative social qualities and in turn, offer a critique of said qualities in our society.

On the 30th October from 7pm, cyberfeminism, Mad Max and Blade Runner converge and chaos will reign…

Get your tickets from the MCA website.

Facebook event page.

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Performance Space: LIVEWORKS Full Program Announced!

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FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ART
22 OCT – 7 NOV 2015
CARRIAGEWORKS

The full program for Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art presented by Performance Space has been announced!

‘Housed in Sydney’s Carriageworks arts precinct, Liveworks is an exciting new direction for Performance Space – impressive in scope, scale and ambition. Featuring acclaimed Australian and international artists working at the experimental edge of their art forms, Liveworks will present a multidisciplinary arts program that spans theatre, dance, digital technology i.e. robots performing to experimental scores, and visual arts. Liveworks will be the first festival of its kind for Sydney, championing new developments in experimental arts practice and connecting artists and audiences with the most dynamic and innovative new work across the Asia Pacific.’

Hissy Fit will be debuting our major performance work I might blow up someday as part of the festival.

Tickets on general sale from 15 September.

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2Ser Radio talks queer performance with Hissy Fit

Hissy Fit’s Nat Randall and Emily O’Connor chat to 2SER about queer performance in the lead up to Day for Night, presented by Performance Space, Sydney Mardi Gras and Carriageworks.

“Sydney is home to a long standing and very passionate queer peformance community of artists. Many of these artists have at some point, at least over the last 30 years, intersected with Performance Space. They are celebrating Mardi Gras season with a weekend long extravaganza of art, installation, music and party – Day for Night.”

Listen to the whole interview here > Hissy Fit on 2Ser

Image credit: Rupert Parry