AboutPageantry as practice, by its very nature, dismisses subjectivity in place of artifice and fictions. This issue is an attempt to bring back the subject hood. To pick apart the fictions and find a language to articulate our non-freedom through the pageantry of the everyday; love, intimacy, anxiety and embarrassment.
Love, intimacy, anxiety and embarrassment are patriarchy's instruments of coercion; they keep us in check, maintain our consumption. The appeal of a lipstick is in the promise of a kiss. And besides, everyone knows kisses are the remedy to loneliness. x
Charlotte Cullen, Racheal Crowther, John Fletcher, William Joys, Grace Miceli, Hannah Regel, Jala Wahid.
Performances begin at 8.30pm.