FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ART
22 OCT – 7 NOV 2015
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.
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.
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
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