Ahead of partying with us at Day for Night, take a closer look at our incredible program set to take you on an epic journey through queer space and time! This fierce and fabulous line-up of newly commissioned performances, installations, visual art, sound and movement will take you on an epic art experience like no other.
Higher - Nina Buchanan
Immerse yourself in an intuitive, contemplative and deeply grounded experience of queerness, celebrating the power of vulnerability and care. Using arpeggiated synths, ambient textures and melodic composition with the dynamic of quadraphonic sound, Higher carves out a space for quiet queer existence, resistance, healing, and collective celebration.
Step inside an immersive live photo shoot and witness Jermaine's participatory process unfold in real time as dreamy imagery is created in a makeshift set. Gain insight into the collaborative photographic process using artists, audience, props and the party itself, through a fantastical lens of pixellation, distortion and manipulation.
MASConfessional - GIRL
Contribute your thoughts, fears and fantasies about masculinity through a series of recorded conversations at the beginning of the day before responses are whipped and spun into sonic interludes that will be played between songs from their debut album 'Masc'. Expect gimp apparition realness, a human mirror ball, killer heels, killer pins, cutting edge sound-responsive projection, on-stage costume changes, throbbing beats, celebration, sadness and a banshee scream in a pear tree.
“Day for Night offers an expansive view into what queer practice can be. It is a unique offering within the wider arts landscape that provides a platform for diverse voices and practices to be celebrated. This year’s edition presents a range of performances that create alternative forms of community and expand our ideas about what queer spaces can look and sound like. Taking shape as quiet, playful or ritualistic interactions between performers and audience members, some of Australia’s most exciting queer artists generously offer up new visions of community and togetherness, before taking a deep breath and diving into the party by night.”
Performance Space’s CEO and Artistic Director.
Transit - Zaya Barroso
Experience a range of dramatic, supernatural and cathartic performance vignettes in the powerful new work Transit. Zaya’s looped musical compositions and autobiographical performance accompany her epic vocals, inviting the audience in to an intimate portrayal of Zaya’s experiences of resilience against trans haters, and those who exploit power. Transit celebrates life as it is whilst creating and staging art in the moment, within the everyday.
The Lion, The Lady pouring Water and The Lady with Wheat looking West - Th3 Order
Traveling from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to present in Australia for the first time, Th3 Order (Jermaine Dean, Julian Chote and Jaimie Waititi) present an unfolding series of performance episodes. Bringing Maori and Pacific perspectives into the queer cosmology, Th3 Order is a gathering of three individuals resonating on the edges and in-betweens of spaces, never converging to unite as one but uniting in differences.
Consume offerings of poetry and story-telling served with a side of tea and treats inside a participatory installation.
Soft Core Bondage Faeries - Harrison Pickering, Vishmi Helarante and Miranda Macpherson
Get all tied up in this playful and social performance as faeries flirt with the unspoken social dynamics that play out in public gathering spaces. Through soft-core bondage and breakage, a chorus of connective-plasma-faeries and gift giving creates new social scenarios by physically tying people together, or initiating shared activities of platonic intimacy.
Sydney sonic sweethearts once again bring the music and epic party for the duration of Day For Night. The musical equivalent of Mardis Gras that runs all year, Paul Mac and Jonny Seymour create maximum dance floor joy. Working with and around artists to turn out sonic scores by day and colourful tracks by night, our favourite music duo guarantee the ultimate Day For Night experience.