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
Mia van den Bos
Elvis Richardson & Virginia Fraser
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 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.
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.
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.