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A collective stream: performances by Brian Fuata, Latai Taumoepeau + Get To Work Splashback 2 at 55 Sydenham Rd, Jun 10 -24

6 June 2017

The Splashback 2 performance exhibition at Sydney’s 55 Sydenham Rd opens June 10 and is running to June 24.

Over the course of three weeks, the performance schedule will feature Brian FuataLatai Taumoepeau and collective Get To Work. Curated by Anna John, Splashback 2 is the second performance program to take place, and brings together artists who invested in the “fluidity of authorship across the events as objects, texts and materials are absorbed into a collective stream of dialog and action.”

The space will remain open during the scheduled events, where viewers can looks at the “detritus, props, texts and research materials” that lay dormant in the space until they are activated each Saturday by the performers. 

Visit the 55 Sydenham Rd website for details.**

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Road trips gone wrong + suburban horror in Dangling in the romp at Australia’s Pet Projects

3 March 2017

The Dangling in the romp group exhibition was on at Perth, Western Australia’s Pet Projects, opening December 23 and running to February 28.

Dangling in the romp (2017). Exhibition view. Courtesy Pet Projects, Perth.

Organised by George Egerton-Warburton and featuring the work of Anonymous, Brian Fuata, Marc Kokopeli, Megan Plunkett, Zac Segbedzi and Amy Yao, the show’s press release comes with a photo of a berry farm residence in the town of Silvan in the Australian state of Victoria. It’s a photo of a home that refers to an eerie account of a real-life urban legend of the Tromp family.

“City folk head into the bush and get lost, metaphorically and physically,” writes Chris Johnston, author of the Sydney Morning Herald article featured in the exhibition text. The piece places the event — where the Tromp’s went missing in the Australian wilderness, only to be found with little recollection of what transpired — in a pop cultural and historical context of toxic masculinity and European colonialism.**

The Dangling in the romp group exhibition was on at Perth’s Pet Projects, running December 23 and running to February 28, 2017.

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WE WANT A FUTURE…@ Taylor Square Toilet Block, Mar 5

3 March 2015

Flaming Times is bringing a new exhibition – or “utopian visioning exercise” – called We want a future that outlives our past to Sydney’s Taylor Square on March 5.

The art exhibition takes place in front of the old toilet block at Taylor Square, populated by seedy, urine-stained brick blocks that are now in the talks of being turned into…cafes. The show describes itself as: “A collection of notices from noticeboards sourced from multiple queer utopian future worlds as envisioned by a flaming rainbow of curent (sic) queer artists and makers.”

The party will be one of imagining a better world on Oxford St. before it “disappears for good/the worse/in hetero property developer flames”. Amongst the fourteen exhibitors are Holly Childs, Vicki Papa, Anna Helme, and Sarah M Harrison.

See the exhibition FB page for details. **

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