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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.

Hissy Fit rave at After pARTy curated by 110%

Hissy Fit were lucky enough to be invited by our mates 110% to perform at the June edition of Freda’s After pARTy they curated last Wednesday. We presented a 1.5 hour performative DJ set in which Jade took the reigns on the decks while Em and Nat performed an endurance hardcore rave dance for the full 1.5 hrs.

Another special friend of ours Liz Ham was awesome enough to come down and document our set. Some of her pics from the night are below. She’s working on a forthcoming book called Punk Girls documenting women and girls in the punk movement. You can check out her tumblr page here – PUNK GIRLS.

HF_AP_Liz Ham_Web Image credit: Liz Ham, 2016

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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.

FBi SMACs Festival 2016

FBi SMACS FESTIVAL at Carriageworks

Hisssy Fit will be performing live as part of the inaugural SMACs Festival at Carriageworks.

Sydney’s much loved indie radio station FBi will be joining forces with Sydney Festival to host a party that will bring the Sydney Music Art and Culture Awards to life. The SMACs Festival will showcase nominees from previous years and of course those in the running for 2016 gongs. Think live music, DJ sets, food trucks and visual art installations all throughout the beautiful Carriageworks precinct.

Read more here: Time Out Sydney

10 January 2016 | Presented in association with Sydney Festival and Carriageworks.

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Hissy Fit rave on at CLUB KOOKY this NYD!!!

Hissy Fit will be debuting a new performance work called Sperminator at Club Kooky’s New Year’s Day party at the Red Rattler Theatre.

Kooky is a Sydney queer club institution since 1995.

‘For lovers of all persuasions… live bands, queerdo performance, arty installations, freaky dancing, dress ups, good times.’

Kooky New Year’s Day

1 January 2016 from 2pm

Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville

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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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TONIGHT! Hissy Fit at Heaps Gay x Vivid Sydney

Heaps Gay and Vivid Sydney are transforming the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, into an day + night spectacular! An all immersive and inclusive festival of music, art and performance all presented by FBI Radio!

3pm on Sunday June 7th the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, HEAPS GAY x VIVID SYDNEY includes musical mayhem from Sydney and abroad.

Boasting the wild line-up of KIM (The Presets), Black Vanilla, Catlips, TEES, The Magda Szubanski’s, Levins, Sveta and many more, spread across 3 stages.

In the art department, bear witness to mind-bending performances from Hissy Fit, Diesel Darling and Wisteria Hysteria. Bask in the ambience of installations, projections and flash-parties by No Lycra No Lights, The Glitta Militia, Optic Soup, Torrie Torrie and Bubble Rave. Finally, be a part of the photographic Heaps Gay People Project and help raise awareness for Beyond Blue.

This event is now SOLD OUT.

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FBi Radio’s Canvas talks queer arts

Hissy Fit’s Emily O’Connor joins a bunch of amazing queer artists on FBi Radio’s weekly arts program, CANVAS.

“While families around Sydney were brunching with their fathers,  CANVAS celebrated Daddy’s Day by discussing queer screens, queer bodies and queer politics.

Set to a soundtrack “to penetrate the earholes”, curated by Grant Gribble (AKA DJ Daddy Banga), Frances Barrett was joined by performer Justin Shoulder, filmmaker Anna Helme and Emily O’Connor from Hissy Fit, to discuss the role, work and context of queer practitioners in the arts in Sydney.”

You can listen to the whole interview here > Hissy Fit on Canvas

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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