Self-Creation

Date: 
Saturday, 26 November 2022 to Sunday, 5 March 2023
Location: 
Temporary Gallery
Curator/s: 
Aaron Bradbrook and Daniel Newell

Self-Creation explores a nuanced area in the artform of drag and the idea of gender presentation through the specific medium of DIY and low budget - self produced music videos. Specifically, this exhibition invites audiences to reconsider the popular imagination of drag as binary - men cross-dressing as women - and used exclusively as a tool for subversion; to instead open up reflections about what this specific medium can offer contemporary understandings of gender, sexual identity, community care building, and individual identity self-creation. 

Image credit
CHRISTEENE, T.S.S.P, ft Hotnuts and Stephen Fisherman (film still), 2019. Directed by PJ Raval.