Haunting

Haunting
Brian Fuata | Geo Wyeth | Laboria Cuboniks | Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
 | Amy Ireland | Virginia Barratt
Opening Event: Wednesday 2 September, 6pm–8pm
Exhibition Dates: 2–25 September 2015
Location: Firstdraft (13-17 Riley Street Woolloomooloo, Australia)

Haunting was a curatorial project that looked to artists who use historical materials and narratives of the past to create ‘a world in vertigo’ (1). These artists – as though playing with ghosts – produce radical temporal shifts that conflate the past, present, and future. The exhibition presented several video, text-based and live performance works where each artist ‘perform history’ to interrogate mechanisms of oppression, reconcile trauma, and recognise lineages of resilience. In turn, propelling us forward towards freaky, Xenofeminist, queered futures.

(1) – LaboriaCubonicks,Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation, 2014, http://laboriacuboniks.net/

With live performances by:
Brian Fuata, One to one: on the corner – in the centre, Wednesday 2 September 2015
Virginia Barratt & Amy Ireland, X, Thursday 24 September 2015

Exhibition Text

Realtime review by Ilana Cohn

Credits:
Curated by Frances Barrett
Exhibition Technician: Alexandra Clapham
Exhibition Installation: Andrew McLellan