Fayen d’Evie and Benjamin Hancock, 
<i>{~~~} ... , ... ; x</i>, 2021, performance, 20:00, still. 
Videography: Lucy Pijnenburg
Editing: Benjamin Hancock
Garment: Jack Hancock for The System

Fayen d’Evie and Benjamin Hancock,
{~~~} ... , ... ; x, 2021, performance, 20:00, still.
Videography: Lucy Pijnenburg
Editing: Benjamin Hancock
Garment: Jack Hancock for The System

Fayen d’Evie and Benjamin Hancock

Performance
  • Wed 19 Oct 2022
  • 6—7:30PM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Free | All Welcome
  • Please meet in the gallery foyer
  • This event will be video recorded

{---} Further Toward, Further Toward A Deconstruction of Phallic Univocality: Deferrals.

Naarm Melbourne-based artists Fayen d’Evie and Benjamin Hancock revisit the archives of feminist criticism in Aotearoa, presenting a new edition of their performative publication Essays in Vibrational Poetics.


Performed in the gallery, the work draws upon the title and a line from a 1986 essay by Aotearoa-born art critic Lita Barrie. Responding to the contexts, poetics and typographic treatment of language in Barrie’s essay, the artists consider changing understandings of gender identity, and how, through repetition, citation and translation, the body emerges as a medium for communication.

 

Fayen d'Evie is an artist and writer, born in Malaysia, raised in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa, and now living in the bushlands of unceded Jaara country, Australia. Fayen’s projects are often collaborative, and resist spectatorship by inviting audiences into sensorial readings of artworks. Fayen draws on blindness to propose critical and imaginative approaches to navigating uncertainty and the precarious through blundering; handling the tangible, intangible, and concealed; documenting ephemeral encounters through hallucinatory recall; inviting extreme myopic readings of artworks and texts; expanding the perceptual space of publication; and animating intersensory translations and conversations. She is the founder of independent imprint 3-ply, which approaches artist-led publishing as an experimental site for the creation, dispersal, and archiving of texts.  

Benjamin Hancock is a solo and collaborative performance artist, who situates their work within and across the dance, drag, and contemporary art communities. He is interested in how a subjective body receives, interprets, processes, and translates information. His work explores and redefines how we understand the ability, strength, care, sexuality, masculinity and femininity of a body.

 

{---} Further Toward, Further Toward A Deconstruction of Phallic Univocality: Deferrals is the third and final newly commissioned performance presented as part of the series Public Relations.

Fayen d'Evie and Benjamin Hancock, 
<i>H(e)R {~~~} ... , ... ; x</i>, 2021, still.
Videography: Will Huxley
Editing: Benjamin Hancock & Will Huxley
Garment: Jack Hancock for The System

Fayen d'Evie and Benjamin Hancock,
H(e)R {~~~} ... , ... ; x, 2021, still.
Videography: Will Huxley
Editing: Benjamin Hancock & Will Huxley
Garment: Jack Hancock for The System

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