Join us at Visual Bulk for Equated Dissonance:
Queer bonds, non-normative kinships
Exhibition Opening: Friday April 6th, 6pm
Exhibition Open: Saturday April 7th,12pm - 5pm
Discussion Group: Sunday April 8th, 2-5pm(ish)
Equated Dissonance is a collective exposition surrounding the turmoils of queer love and non-normative kinships. Emerging Hobart artist Clare Powell invites 3 Sydney-based practitioners to contribute their most intimate longings towards the installation of an emotional safe space; a temporary catharsis skewed towards a queer orient amidst Hobart’s autumn-scape; (A passing).
This collaborative ensemble seeks to unveil the logistical incongruency between heterocentric pleasure expectations and transgressive queer desire through processes of release, collection and reflection within the Visual Bulk community. Skirting the peripheries of our evocation are recent national interests in LGBTQI relations, and the ways in which re-articulations of traditional, dualistic and monetarily situated romance perpetuate discomfort and disatisfaction for queer bodies. Through an assemblage of sculptural, performative, digital and written artefacts, Equated Dissonance offers four embodied responses to transcendental themes of love, sex and family.
Accompanying our physical space is the Equated Dissonance Reader- a collation of relevant queer narration. The Equated Dissonance Reader will be available to pick up at the exhibition’s opening, and is also free to download via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MKAzGWwKyPcBTziW3O92Q7FON6Ln2t6q/view?usp=sharing
In an effort to extend the comradery of the opening event, Equated Dissonance invites audiences to a Sunday afternoon-tea and discussion panel surrounding issues of contemporary queer love and practice. This session will include talks and readings by visiting artists, discussions drawn from the Reader and a casual space for sharing and conversation. Tasty snacks provided, all are welcome :)
The Equated Dissonance exhibition and meeting space take place on stolen Palawa land and pay respect to past, present and emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal communities in their unending quest for sovereignty.