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VISUAL ARTS  Exhibition  

QUEER BECOMING(s) | Kieran Butler + Anna Dunnill

Presented by BLINDSIDE
 
24 Jan – 10 Feb
Opening + Kieran Butler Performance: 25 Jan 6 – 8pm
Exhibition: Tue – Sat midday – 6pm | Closed 26 Jan
BLINDSIDE, L7, Room 14, Nicholas Bldg, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne

At BLINDSIDE, two independent artists create new bodies of work for Midsumma Festival 2018. Kieran Butler investigates the way photography intersects LGBTQIA+ personal histories and Anna Dunnill develops new rituals to reconcile queerness and spirituality, through textile, ceramic, performance and tattoo.

A project by Kieran Butler in collaboration with Sabella D'Souza, Dileepa Dayananda, Samuel Beatty & Matt Varnay, Rainbow Bois and Magical Gurls is an exhibition about the way photography intersects LGBTQIA+ personal histories. Trans-gender studies is applied as a framework – specifically practices and philosophies of drag – for understanding contemporary photographic practice and the ways photography and gender can be performed. Paralleling the personal histories of five LGBTQIA+ individuals, histories of photography and histories of drag, Rainbow Bois and Magical Gurls aims to highlight the inequalities that exist within these respective discourses, and to contribute to a recalibration of cis-homo/hetero-normative social constructs.

Skin Rituals by Anna Dunnill seeks to create a bodily space in which queerness and religious ritual can co-exist. In this work, the skin surface - embodied through linen and clay, as well as physical performance - is understood to hold accumulated layers of experience and identity. Through piercing, scrubbing and imprinting these surfaces, they are deliberately re-inscribed with new meanings.

BLINDSIDE is a contemporary art space that supports a thriving arts community of emerging and established artists from Melbourne and beyond, providing professional development for emerging artists, curators and writers; fostering exchanges between local and interstate artists; and profiling practices and voices underrepresented in mainstream art spaces.


www.BLINDSIDE.org.au
Kieran Butler, And they, Sugar Boi, came out from a day dream (gurl-boi-burl-goi), 2017, detail, Twin size doona cover, digital print on silk. 180 x 210cm.

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When

24 Jan – 10 Feb
Opening + Kieran Butler Performance: 25 Jan 6 – 8pm
Exhibition: Tue – Sat midday – 6pm | Closed 26 Jan
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Price

FREE

Where

BLINDSIDE
L7, Room 14, Nicholas Bldg, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne
CBD: how to get there

Open PTV website to plan your trip Any Swanston St tram to stop 11, Flinders St tram to stop 5, Collins St tram to stop 6

Open PTV website to plan your trip Flinders Street