Prospect, South Australia
13th of April - 11th of May 2018
HITCHED RIMMINGS is a conjoined negotiation of the synergy and lineage between public and private space. We are considering the potentiality of the skate park as a site for longing, desire and the production of counter-cultural social futures, bridging urbanscapes from across Hobart and Adelaide. Here, architectural contours rendered appropriate by the state fuse with intimate and communal action, establishing a reflexive spatial arena teaming with alternate performativities.
Composed to the resounding chorus of Avril’s ‘Sk8er Boi’*, Hobart based artists Phoebe Beard and Clare Powell respond to disorientating experiences within their local EC Skate Park in North Hobart. Through methods of discussion, participation, production and reflection, this collaboration transposes alternate desire lines onto the public surround; lines which intersect the perimeters of the private/public dichotomy.
HITCHED RIMMINGS, Sister Gallery, April 2018. Image credit: Clare Powell
*The title of Avril Lavigne’s 2002 breakthrough hit ‘Sk8er Boi’ has been applied as a vehicle for terrestrial and philosophical feminization, inspiring processes of resistance, disruption and gender ambiguity within a largely male-dominated activity park.
HITCHED RIMMINGS was conceived and produced on stolen Palawa land, and pays respects to past, present and emerging Tasmania Aboriginal communities in their unending quest for sovereignty. Sister and the artists also acknowledge that this exhibition is being held on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people, paying our respect to their elders past, present and emerging.
This project has been supported by Arts Tasmania’s Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative.
Sister Gallery, Prospect, South Australia. Image credit: Clare Powell.