Thanks to Catherine Connolly and Carmen Reid at Counihan Gallery for thinking of my work when compiling this program of winter screenings as part of an exhibition looking at Air. Its a great curatorial premise, and I'm so glad to be a part of it with Untitled #1 (2010) - aka the pillow video. Please come along to the opening on Thursday 19 June from 6pm if you can make it.
In other wintry goings-on, I am heading down to Hobart for Dark Mofo this weekend. (sadly not as a trashbag this time) Aside from the fabulous art and bacchanalian pursuits, we are going to do some suitably Dark Mofo side-activities such as exploring caves and visiting hot springs. Should be fun.
A little bit of this....
... and I can't wait! See you there (especially Wed 15th January 2014).
TRASH BAGS are a glam-anarchic roving performance duo. Like the love children of Leigh Bowery and Royce and Marilyn, these two provocateurs have stumbled straight from the dumpster into the nightclub. The elegance of their regal gowns and delicate sashays are dispelled up close- all bin liner and gaffer tape, the diamantes and tassels more spotlight than swarovski. Trash bags create beguiling moving potraiture, before cutting loose on the dancefloor in a whirl of trash-glad-baggery.
Kate Boston Smith and Tania Smith are seasoned roving performers and theatre-makers, party-makers and innovators. They have worked together for many years across theatre, comedy, visual art and dance, and received grants and awards for their work from the Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne, Arts ACT and Australia-Thai Institute.
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