Sister is proud to present our April Program with exhibitions by Phoebe Beard & Clare Powell (TAS), Chloê Langford (BERLIN/SA) and Jordana Bragg (NZ).
Openings 13th April 6pm -9pm
13/4/18 - 11/5/18
PHOEBE BEARD & CLARE POWELL (TAS)
Hitched Rimmings is a conjoined negotiation of the synergy and lineage between public and private space. This evocation centers on the potentiality of the skate park as a site for nostalgic longing, corporal desire and the production of counter-cultural social futures. Here, architectural contours rendered appropriate by the state fuse with intimate and communal action, establishing a reflexive spatial arena teaming with alternate performativities.
Composed to the resounding chorus of Avril’s ‘Sk8er Boi’*, Hobart based artists Phoebe Beard and Clare Powell respond to disorientating experiences within their local ‘EC Skate Park’ in North Hobart. Through methods of discussion, participation, production and reflection, this performative collaboration transposes alternate desire lines onto the public surround; lines which intersect the perimeters of the private/public dichotomy. What results is an investigatory synergy between two artistic practices and a hitched collection of artefacts posing as lingers of performance and place.
*The title of Avril Lavigne’s 2002 breakthrough hit single ‘Sk8er Boi’ has been applied as a vehicle for terrestrial and philosophical feminization, inspiring processes of resistance, disruption and gender ambiguity within a largely male-dominated activity park.
'INTERPLANETARY FLIRTATION DEVICE'
CHLOE LANGFORD (BERLIN/SA)
The Interplanetary Flirtation Device is a two-way telecommunication system designed for communicating with extra-terrestrial beings. In order to contact alien life-forms, human users are required to send messages according to an experimental haptic stimulation protocol.
During the course of the Interplanetary Flirtation Device's residency in Sister Gallery, responses received from alien life-forms will be translated into the English language and printed in Gallery 1.
'SUPER SIN INACTION'
JORDANA BRAGG (NZ)
From falling in love, through to processing grief and trauma the Audio-Visual Poem “Super Sin Inaction”, (2018) references the guilt and fear produced by any situation causing an inability to maintain 'productivity' or concentration under capitalism.
Audio extract - “But you must be rich in something. Love down low is nowhere to be.
I want to fly you to Saturn and make you the queen. Build you a pedestal where the burden of being never touched you”.
Currently based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa New Zealand, contemporary artist Jordana Bragg holds a BFA (first class hons), is co-founder of the Artist Run Initiatives MEANWHILE and Friends are Artists / Freunde sind Künstler (Leipzig, Germany). Follow link to view further information, past works and full exhibition history. https://www.circuit.org.nz/artist/jordana-bragg
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Ramp access at rear of building—27 Fifth Street, Bowden (the rear gate will be open to use as a drop off point for the opening event—we suggest calling upon arrival and we will come and meet you).
Accessible toilet at rear of building.
We acknowledge this event is taking place on Kaurna land. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and future and acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded.