Emma Price: 24 H(OUR) DINER
GUEST ARTIST @ DAY FOR NIGHT: 24HRS, 20 – 21 FEBRUARY 2016
DATE: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21
TIME: 12pm-12am each day
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Emma Price’s 24 H(OUR) DINER: Featuring Cindy Pastel, Aaron Manhattan, Lian Loke and more to be announced
As the co-curator of Day for Night’s 2014 and 2015 editions alongside Jeff Khan, Emma Price is stepping into the role of guest artist for Day for Night: 24HRS. A much-loved figure in Sydney for her work as an artist, curator and publican (at Time Out Award-winning Redfern icon The Bearded Tit), and a member of legendary artist collective The Kingpins, Price will create a mammoth installation and performance project that will continue throughout the entire 24 hours of Day for Night.
24 H(OUR) DINER will be a constantly-changing installation, welcoming Day for Night patrons into a strange world of queer space and time. The 24 H(OUR) DINER will be activated by three generations of iconic Sydney performers: legendary Sydney drag artist Cindy Pastel (the inspiration for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert); contemporary performance and dance artist Lian Loke (DeQuincey Company); and Sydney’s own enfant-terrible and gender misfit Aaron Manhattan (Care-e? Okay, weekly at Tokyo Sing Song; pvi collective’s blackmarket, Performance Space 2015). If you’re lucky, they might give you a coffee and a donut.
Additionally, the 24 H(OUR) DINER will host a series of pop-up performances and interventions that will surprise and engage audiences throughout the Day for Night weekend.
Artist statement by Emma Price: “Strange things happen late at night. Any 24-hour institution – whether a truck stop, a convenience store, a casino, Pancakes at The Rocks or a sex shop – becomes a twilight zone, where time is suspended and queer is in the air. 24-hour diners have a special magic to them, the kind of bizarre dreamlike state that settles over a place where the lights never go out and the coffee never goes cold. A kind of perpetual 3 a.m, if you will. A 3a.m eternal.
“In the grand traditions of the ‘café’, 24 H(OUR) DINER rises from the death rattles of Sydney’s nocturnal spaces, colonising the colonised, taking up space and making the invisible visible. It’s a space that brings back belonging; it is ‘ours’. A place where FaceTime™ is replaced with face to face time and with each revolution of the clock’s hand across its face, these revolutions in their truest definition overthrow social order in favour of a new system.
“Awash with neon lighting and neon-green-screen green, the space shifts and morphs as oral histories, alternative narratives and spatial reconfigurations occur. Oh, and there is coffee and donuts.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice GAY.”
ABOUT EMMA PRICE [SYDNEY]:
Emma Price is artist, curator, publican and creative enabler residing in Sydney. MFA graduate of The College of Fine Arts, her current ‘research’ is focused on the ‘architecture’ of creative synergy and what happens when people come together and get sh*t done. Both her practice and curatorship sit within collaborative practices, DIY aesthetics and making do with what you’ve got, namely arms and legs.
Forming the performance collective, The Kingpins in 2000, Emma has exhibited and performed extensively nationally and internationally at the likes of the Gwangju Biennale, Taipai Biennale, Taiwan Musee de Modern, Palais De Tokyo; Paris, Kunsthaus; Switzerland. Her performance work with The Kingpins are held in the collections of MCA, AGNSW, Artbank and part of the Kaldor Public Art Project “Move: Video Art in Schools”.
Currently on the Artist Advisory board at the MCA and co-director of The Bearded Tit, Redfern’s creative space and bar(none), Emma still finds time to mentor and match make artists with opportunities, most recently as the curator of Performance Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary 2015, Carriageworks.
Emma is co-creator/curator of the 2014/15 Day for Night as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras Festival where she will appear this year as a guest artist.
Lover. Fighter. Thinker. Drinker. Dancer. Romancer. Collaborator.
The Kingpins are represented by Neon Parc, Melbourne.
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