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This is your black life: Kodie vs Colin

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186 Glebe Point Rd

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A night of art, comedy, political satire, awkward teenage confessions and Redfern gossip from Cope ST Collective.

Have you ever been told you’re good looking for an Aboriginal? Have cab drivers driven straight past you? When you turn 40, do you qualify for elder status and free cups of tea? These are the hard-hitting questions Cope ST’s Colin Kinchela will attempt to answer as he is grilled by fellow Cope ST member Kodie Bedford in their second show in the series: This is your black life.

Kodie, who learnt everything she knows from Oprah Winfrey, will be covering arts, Indigenous politics and social issues as she drills down Colin’s passion, motivations and life story. And in a world exclusive, Kodie has uncovered thought process into his Facebook statuses and will uncover his success into getting likes.

Using a mix of videos and live performance, This is your black life, will reveal the secret lives of each member of Indigenous arts collective Cope ST, in an absurd, insightful and comedic style that will be your entertaining monthly dose of Redfern gossip. No topic is off limits and no embarrassing anecdotal stone will be left unturned.

Presented by Library Programs, City of Sydney in collaboration with Cope ST

About Cope ST:

Bjorn Stewart, Katie Beckett, Colin Kinchela and Kodie Bedford make up Cope ST, an Indigenous arts collective that banded together to make quirky art, theatre and multi-media projects that represented their nerd and weird interests. They rose to prominence in 2016 when their comedy video “How to do Blackface” went viral. The group wrote and performed sci-fi comedy One of the Good Ones, to much acclaim at Sydney’s Red Rattler for a season and will appear on the upcoming comedy sketch show “The Slot” on Fox 8 later in the year.

About Colin Kinchela

Colin is a Gomeroi Man from North-West New South Wales is an Interdisciplinary Artist. Colin graduated with a Diploma of Screen, and recently directed 'Kasey Is Missing' web-series for Information Cultural Exchange with Aboriginal youth in West Sydney that he has been involved with last four years. He is also a qualified facilitator and graphic designer for the ‘Tallowolladalah = The Rocks’ Campaign, NAIDOC Week 2014 & 2015 celebrations for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. Past residencies include: Performance Space, University Of New South Wales, Urban Theatre Projects, Bill+George, and CarriageWorks. Professional participation: National Indigenous Theatre Forum 2011, 2013 and 2015; and Australian Theatre Forums 2011, 2013 & 2015.
Feature articles published in Dirty Queer Magazine, Real Time Arts Magazine and Blak Wave 2014. He is recognised for his continued compunctions to purposefully remain on the perceived fringes of Urban Blackfulla Interdisciplinary Artistry. He is also recognized for loving the 90s and playing Smashing Pumpkins on repeat.

About Kodie Bedford

From listening to my family spin wild stories to taking a keen interest in news and current affairs, Kodie has had an interest and passion in storytelling. She was born and raised in the Midwest of Western Australia with strong family ties to the East Kimberley. Kodie has worked for SBS, ABC in a variety of roles from journalist, presenter to documentary producer and online producer. She has completing her Masters in Creative Writing at UTS. Her goal is to finish her novel, write for film and television and reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer for HBO while liking every dog picture on Instagram.

See other events in the This is your black life series

- Thursday 31 August: Kodie Vs Bjorn

- Thursday 26 October: Kodie Vs Katie

- Thursday 23 November: Kodie vs Cope ST

Bookings recommended as this event will be very popular. We will be taking walk ups 5mins before the program commences.

Glebe Library is wheelchair accessible.

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