MASCinprogress is a raw, punk, sonic conjuring of queerness by Adelaide electronic music and performance duo GIRL. It follows their acclaimed 2018 show, ‘Sentients’, which was the first in a trilogy of multimedia performance works focusing on themes of climate justice, masculinity and queer identity. Featuring music from their forthcoming debut album, MASCinprogress uses experimental sound, spoken word, projection and movement to wreak havoc on the concept of masculinity before gaffer-taping it back together again.
Take off your masc.
Exist in this space.
Created and performed by Em König and Jason Sweeney.
Live sound by Sascha Budimski.
Video and light design by Heath Britton.
Movement consultation by Kerrin Rowlands.
Creative management by Jennifer Greer Holmes.
Presented as part of Critical Mass.
Curated by Onyx B. Carmine.
This project has been assisted by Australia Council for the Arts and the Government of South Australia - Department of the Premier and Cabinet. It is being developed with support from The Mill, The SUBSTATION, pvi collective, Vitalstatistix and the Adelaide Festival Centre's inSPACE Development Program.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, mild coarse language, both sudden and sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Sexual References
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