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Join us for an evening of performance exploring feminist practice, with key historical works by Barbara Campbell and Linda Sproul alongside new works by Archie Barry, Embittered Swish and Técha Noble.

Bodies of Evidence exploits and subverts the traditional connection between feminist performance and the body to bring contemporary perspectives that include transgender and non-binary experiences. In dialogue with critically acclaimed works of historical significance, the program of performances will enrich our view on the work of artists using their body as primary material, and highlight trans-generational connections within a feminist context.

Barbara Campbell will present Cloche a gestural work exploring the crawlspace of the artist's own hair, which refers to the close-fitting cap of the 1920s and was first performed at the Rex Cramphorn Studio, University of Sydney in 1999.


In a bundle of stilted mannerisms 2018, Embittered Swish (Mossy 333, Romy Fox, Mick Klepner Roe, Bobuq Sayed, Ainslie Templeton and Debris Facility) will respond to the Museum of Womanhood. Archie Barry’s 'Hypnic' (2017) and 'Phrenic' (2018) are works in which the barriers between dreaming and being, between what is real and what is abstract are gently dissolved. It explores the artists centring of the unease that a gender ambiguous existence might contain.

Linda Sproul will perform Changing nature, first presented as part of the conference Performing Sexualities at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, in 1994. While in Diane 2017, Técha Noble pays tribute to Diane Torr, whose infamous Man for a day workshops explored the embodiment of masculinity, power and ownership.

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