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Your Heart Looks Like a Vagina

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Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

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Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Your Heart Looks Like a Vagina is a show about Dominic 'Tourettes' Hoey's real life journey from developing Ankylosing Spondylitis (a rare form of arthritis) while overseas, coming home to New Zealand to be bedridden for six months, navigating the bureaucracy of the healthcare and welfare system, and the struggle to regain control of his life, all the while continuing to pursue his career as a poet, rapper, musician, filmmaker, author, political provocateur and arts mentor. And it'll be funny too.

Written by Dominic "Tourettes" Hoey and performed in spceial intimate theatre mode exclusively for #QPF2017

Tourettes aka Dominic Hoey - Iceland Novel Promo


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Dominic Hoey is a poet, author, and musician based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Under the Tourettes moniker, Dominic has released five critically acclaimed studio albums, two books of poetry and four short films. In a former life, he was an MC battle- and slam-poetry champion. He has performed his spoken-word poetry in Australia, Europe, England, Japan, and America. He also works as an arts mentor, teaching rangatahi excluded from mainstream education.

In 2012, Dominic was accepted into the N.E.S artists residency in Iceland, where he completed his first novel, Iceland, which is due for release June 15th through Steele Roberts.

2014 saw Dominic release his second book of poems, Party Tricks and Boring Secrets, a collaboration with artist Joshua Solomon, and embark on a successful 12 date New Zealand tour to promote it with Australian singer/song writer Ben Salter. He performed two sellout shows with Sam Hunt at Auckland's Golden Dawn and opened for him at that years Splore Festival. He was nominated for best script at the 48 hour film festival and his film "Selfies and Poetries" reached the finals.

In 2015, Dominic released the spoken-word song John Keys Son's a DJ, a scathing critique on this country's leader. The song was a collaboration with Abraham Kunin from The Means. He performed poetry at both Splore and Off the Radar festivals and was a judge at Poetry Idol at the Auckland WritersFestival.

Last year Dominic completed a successful 21 date tour of New Zealand with local musician Will Wood and released four singles/videos from his album entitled "Feel like shit, looking great!" which came out in book form with a download code. He wrote the short Film The Eventwhich was part of the K RD Stories festival. The film was directed by long term collaborator Eddy Fifield, and was accepted into seven festivals, both locally and around the globe.

He recently returned from an artist’s residency in Rarotonga, where he was working on a one-man show, a dark comedy about living with Autoimmune disease. He also runs his Learn to Write Goodcreative writing workshops and him and Eddy have a web-series in pre-production and a new short film Happy Birthday in post.


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