Through artistic practices, we engage in challenging social and moral constructions of gender and sexuality and create provocative works which are playful in nature. Over the years through curation and production of artistic work, we have explored questions around the notions of safety, surveillance and degrees of risk within the context of public spaces. We have demonstrated how the meaning of time and space affect gender and sexuality. Working in public spaces presents the challenge of engaging with diverse demographics, on questions of access, mobility, infrastructure, leisure, all of which are impacted by and impinge upon how we experience gender. We seek to situate these experiences within broader cultural and political processes, and draw connections between everyday practices and larger social frameworks.

Hello, said the Night | Night Walk

Someone said – a mind once stretched out into the other side of the dark night, does not return to original dimensions. Someone said – freedom lies on the other side of fear.

Hello said the night was an invitation to explore and encounter the night. Beyond the vocabulary of fear and risk, the night can offer an alternate meaning of the city, a different relationship with the body.  In a climate of surveillance and segregation, the walk opened a space for conversation on the contradictory experiences of the night. She is not Asleep | Film screenings

For years, some creatures have struck us as myths, bad omens, ill luck, creatures we have don’t quite know. As we delve into tomorrow with the memory of violence SHE IS NOT ASLEEP was a film festival  featuring vampires, cats and women- creatures who hover in the aftermath.

Spirit of the Beehive (1973) | Victor Erice

Daisies (1966) | Věra Chytilová’

Under the skin (2014) |  Johnathan Glazer

A Girl walks home alone at night (2014) | Ana Lily Amirpour

Secrets from the Scarecrow | Exhibition 

 

In 2016, we invited diverse publics in Cubbon Park,  to come create scarecrows. Using hay, old cloth and other waste material, these scarecrows came to life, representing experiences in the park- of violence, desire, love, fantasy, migration, leisure and dreams. Scarecrows that embodied the courage of lovers, sneaking into the park away from the prying eyes of family and the police ; the resilience of sex workers who occupy corners for work and a few laughs ; the loneliness of men and women who found transient loves in the park. The scarecrows offer diverse imaginations and experiences of gender within a public park, of private joys in public spaces.