Kim Gordon: Proposal for a Dance
ABOUT THE SHOW
Created in collaboration with Philip Virus, Proposal For A Dance is an engulfing triptych sound and video work from Kim Gordon. It operates as a gesture toward anti-pop and its implications for the female body.
Two performers in Rodarte dresses wield electric guitars, creating sounds through their movements creating chaos in the traditional, heroic gestures of the male rock guitarist. The other performer in the piece is her niece, Elle Erdman, who is a dancer. “I told Elle not to try and play the guitar,” Gordon notes, “but to initiate sounds and to move without dancing. To me, it is a dance piece.”
This work will be running on loop from 5-9pm.
Curated by Lawrence English.
Part of ΩHM 2024.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kim Gordon is an influential American artist, musician, and writer, born on April 28, 1953, in Rochester, New York. She is best known as a founding member of the iconic alternative rock band Sonic Youth. Gordon played a pivotal role in shaping the band’s distinctive sound and image. Her unique blend of punk, noise, and experimental rock contributions to Sonic Youth made her a seminal figure in the music world.
Aside from her musical endeavours, Kim Gordon is a prolific visual artist. She has exhibited her artwork in numerous galleries and museums worldwide, with a focus on multimedia installations, painting, and video art.
Kim Gordon: Proposal for a Dance is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages 12+