Archive for 'Street Level'
Remember when the T2 building in Taylor Square turned neon overnight? That’s the work of Reko Rennie; this month he’s taking on the Block in Redfern, assembling a team of young artists to decorate one of the heritage terraces using stencils, paste-ups, spraypaint and more, creating a mural that celebrates the cultural history of the area.
Michaela Gleave makes time-based works – sometimes performances (as in her balloon-blowing piece, which lasted between seven and ten hours), sometimes installations (a memorable one involved a dark, cavernous space at Carriageworks, pouring rain and strobing light, through which visitors walked wearing gumboots and macs). She’s interested in atmospheric events and effects – and at the moment she’s obsessed with space. This Friday she’s taking over MCA’s ARTBAR, turning it into her perfect potion of performances, installations, visual art and music.
The Wau Wau Sisters are two of the most badass burlesque performers out there – patrons who turned up to their performance at the Brisbane Festival last year had to walk through metal detectors because a threat had been made against the Sisters. Might have been from a hardcore Christian group; might have had something to do with their Last Supper sketch involving a two-headed female Jesus; might also have had something to do with all the nudity and sex and swearing and whatnot. There are absolutely no holds barred in a Wau Wau show, so leave Grandma at home (or they’ll probably put her in the act). We managed to keep them from backflipping around their neon-pink sex dungeons long enough to answer a few questions about their show at The Standard this week.
Emma Price is an art school lecturer and, along with her sister Katie, one quarter of all-dancin’ queer art collective The Kingpins. Emma is curating the love-themed Artbar at The MCA this Friday, which is guaranteed to be a fun and sexy time, and sat down with BRAG for a quick chat about her practice and inspirations.
Brisbane comedian Matt Okine was raised on a high-protein comedy diet that included regular servings of Eddie Murphy’s Raw and Chris Rock’s Bigger And Blacker. He started stand-up in 2004 at the age of 18, and 2012 has been his breakthrough year: he won the Best Newcomer Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, opened for Aziz Ansari’s Melbourne and Sydney shows, did a two-week run at London’s Soho Theatre, was picked as the ‘face’ of Sydney Comedy Festival – and he just released his first DVD. He’s also a pretty cool guy. You’ll like him.