KISSS The Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression
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Conical Gallery Melbourne, Australia
28 October – 13 November 2005


A touring exhibition of products, process and residues from the meta performance project KISSS

Responding to political, social and personal issues around surveillance and suppression, KISSS incorporates the individual and collaborative practices of artists, writers and curators.

KISSS was launched in August 2005 at the Whitechapel Gallery London where KISSS strategies were presented to a full house in a live, intermedia combination of performance, video, interventions and working sessions. An audience member observed how she appreciated ‘the range of material and approaches that were presented, from the very intimate to the political body, without being didactic’. This was followed in September by a Summit, at an isolated country retreat in Somerset. A new piece of work Thomas’ Head was developed in response to the site, the historical archive and ideas of surveillance and suppression developed and enacted in public space.


KISSS is brought to Conical Gallery by London based Australian artists Joanna Callaghan and Deej Fabyc and has been co-curated with paula roush and Camilla Brueton.

KISSS includes:

Anne Bean
Camilla Brueton
Season Butler
Joanna Callaghan
Dædalus
Dolores Sanchez Calvo
Alexandra Dementieva
Deej Fabyc
Gilbert & Grape
Coco Fusco
Maxine Hall
Calum F.Kerr
Maria Kheirkhah
Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel & Ilsa Black
Sanne Mestrom
Tracey Moberly 
Paula Moss
Deborah Ostrow

Suzana Rezende
Eva Rudlinger
paula roush
Sara Raza
Nina Sobell
Isa Suarez
Hannah Terry
Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa
Reinhard Krehl, Silke Steets and Jan Wenzel
Psychological Art Circus
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination
The Vacuum Cleaner

         28 October – 13 November 2005
         Opening Friday 28 October 6-9pm
         Forum Saturday 29 October 2-5pm
       

A forum will take place on Saturday 29 October with Joanna Callaghan & Deej Fabyc in collaboration with local artists.

Conical Gallery
Upstairs 3 Rochester St
Fitzroy, Victoria
Australia 3065
Hrs: Thur & Fri 12pm-5.30pm
Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm
T: 03 9415 6958
E: info@conical.org.au
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