Clubhouse: SEX CLUB
21 NOVEMBER – 1 DECEMBER
[Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015]
3 for $20: get three $10 Clubhouse shows for $20. Only available by phone 02 8571 9111 or email email@example.com.
Talks, dirty movies, erotic readings and even a danceathon – our SEX CLUB program includes an array of events for all predilections!
Women Count In The Arts
Her Rights at Work
by Anne Summers
Wednesday 21 November
This analytical double bill takes a look at different expressions of Australian culture and representation of women. Melbourne-based blogger, CoUNTess crunches the numbers on the proportion of women artists appearing in publicly-funded and other gallery contexts, while award-winning journalist Anne Summers delivers her speech Her Rights at Work, exposing the misogyny and sexism leveled at the first female Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard over a tumultuous two years.
Dirty Movie Night
Curated by Lex Lindsay
Thursday 22 November
Lex Lindsay, the former director of Mardi Gras’ Queer Screen festival in Sydney and a current programmer of the Cockatoo Island Film Festival, has seen a lot of movies in his time. So grab a choc-top* and prepare yourself for Lex’s selection from the seedier end of the filmic spectrum.
* Choc-top included in the price
Queer as Fuck, Punk as Fuck
Curated by Glory Hole
Friday 23 November
Curated by Queercore band Glory Hole. Fuck shit up and fight back in a night of queer punk and performance that says, ‘Fuck the assimilationist gaystream agenda that aspires to an equality that is neither queer, politicized, meaningful or inclusive’. One night of glorious revolutionary queer punk chaos!
Dallas Dellaforce, Martin del Amo and Atlanta Eke
Saturday 24 November
For one night only, give yourself over to these artists’ imaginings of physicality and sexuality. X3 is a night of performances exploring the abstract, the grotesque and the monstrous possibilities of the human body from three very different perspectives.
As you enter the spaces and take your seats, Dallas Dellaforce will transform his physique into a rippling mass of digital flesh – a fabrication of light, costume and optical illusion that takes its cues from the theatre of bodybuilding and body augmentation – here the body is a sculptural form.
Martin del Amo’s A Severe Insult to the Body is an ongoing work, revisited at various moments by the dancer and choreographer over the past fifteen years. What began as an endurance of dissociated, contorted movement – with his body divided into different choreographic zones – has in time become a meditation on ageing and inherent sexuality.
Dance artist Atlanta Eke joins forces with Emma Kim Hagdahl to re-imagine a dual choreography of her incendiary work Monster Body which premiered at Next Wave 2012. Drawing from strong and haunting connections between the imagery that shapes female identity in contemporary culture, her work exposes the monster that lies in the space between the dancer and the audience.
Erotic Fan Fiction
Curated by Eddie Sharp
Wednesday 28 November
What is this cultural phenomenon, Erotic Fan Fiction?
It’s adults-only storytelling populated by characters from fiction and celebrity life that we may have come across before… in way less sexy circumstances.
“Erotic Fan Fiction readings…have put images in my mind, some of which I will unfortunately, never forget” – Jennifer Byrne on The First Tuesday Book Club
Especially for SEXES, Eddie Sharp has lined-up some lewd, rude and erotic readings by Australian writers including Linda Jaivin, Andrew Frost, Annaleise Constable and Sunil Badami.
SEXES Keynote Lectures
By Anne Marsh and Ed Scheer
Thursday 29 November
If theory’s your thang, Professors Anne Marsh and Ed Scheer go head-to-head in our Keynote Lectures, covering (and uncovering) gender in the visual arts.
Professor Edward Scheer
Typical Males? Masculinities in performance art embodied and outsourced.
This lecture considers a number of examples of performance art from the perspective of ‘masculinities’ as pluralised embodied practices. Beginning with the stereotypes of the typical male, we move into a discussion of what happens when these types are produced and performed by differently sexed bodies.
Professor Ann Marsh
Sexing the Picture
This illustrated lecture will consider the shifts and changes in visual culture in relation to representations of sex and sexuality. It will focus on visual and performed representations from the 19th to the 21st century and consider how gendered, queer and transgendered identities have been framed. Pornography and the porn debates inside feminism will be discussed. The aim will be to unpack stereotypes, re-read the would-be canon of art history and reinsert a radical pulse.
INCITE: Dragged Up with Pauline Pantsdown *
Simon Hunt and Guests
Friday 30 November
Taking SBS’s Insight program as inspiration, Pauline Pantsdown will be asking a live audience the tough and sissy questions. Is drag still subversive or deeply conservative? Aren’t we all gender performing all of the time? Did you even look in the mirror before you left the house? Featuring interjections by special guests Renny Kodgers, Shappylle Scragg, Wife, Kuntina Klakalakis and The Motel Sisters, this discussion invites drag and gender performers of all kinds to join the audience.
*In order to be a part of this live audience discussion, you must drag or gender dress-up. Even if it’s just for the night! No exceptions.
Absolutely Positive Party
World AIDS Day Celebration with Stereogamous
Saturday 1 December
Wrapping up these two weeks of stimulating brain fodder on a high, Sydney’s own electronic music legends Stereogamous present Absolutely Positive Party - a World AIDS Day celebration with music, colour, movement and you.
High Tea and Strumpets
With Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association and Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)
Saturday 1 December
FREE for Performance Space Members
$20 All Tickets
Sex workers from Scarlet Alliance and Sex Worker Outreach Project will host a hatter’s high tea party with a twist. Like Alice you will be able to glimpse an alternate wonderland. Here you will be guided by costumed sex workers who will serve you a course-by-course insight into sex work, empowerment and myth busting. Indulge your voyeuristic curiosity this World AIDS Day as your fearless hosts challenge everything you thought you knew about sex work.
High Tea (including tea, sandwiches, petite fours, prosecco and strawberries)
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