FAMILY PORTRIATS – EO Gill With Anastasia ZaravinOs
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Auslan Interpretation available by pre-arrangement
W orking closely with several families ahead of the festival, EO Gill and Anastasia Zaravinos will create a series of photo portraits to be displayed on the day. Encouraging experimentation with performances of gender and identity the pair will work with the participants to create individual personas. Anastasia will teach participants how to apply drag makeup and EO will photograph the participants using a green-screen and photo-editing software. This piece is a collaborative workshop that aims to encourage individual expression and to destabilise the reigning image of the nuclear family, giving voice to other kinds of family structures. Families will be given a digital copy of the finished portrait.
For your chance to be one of the lucky families to participate in this project please email us at email@example.com by September 10 and tell us about your family and why you would like to be involved. Participants must be available to attend the workshop at 107 with the artists on Sunday, September 16th.
Photo by: Zoe Wong
EO Gill is a Sydney-based artist who makes situational videos with their friends (mostly non-performers) using everyday recording devices like smartphones. They are interested in placing camp, stylised characters in everyday situations in order to investigate performances of intimacy and failure. The characters in their work seek togetherness through tortured routes and find redemption in small moments that connect them to someone or something else on earth. Gill is a core and founding member of artist collective Hissy Fit. Gill has developed and presented work extensively in Australia, most recently at Alaska Projects, Performance Space, Sydney and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Gill has completed residencies with Banff Centre for Arts, Canada, the Australian National Film & Sound Archive and NES in Iceland among others. They hold a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Film and Performance (Honours Class 1) from UNSW and a Masters of Fine Art from UNSW Art & Design (supported by an APA Scholarship). Gill was a member of the Board of Directors at Firstdraft Gallery.
Anastasia Zaravinos AKA ‘Adonis’ proudly stems from Western Sydney. Adonis was born in the filth of the underground queer scene. She rose up as a provocative performance, makeup, video and photo artist, working with themes such as cultural identity, gender, sex and sexuality. She is interested in the abject and pushing the voyeurs’ boundaries. Adonis uses her body as her main source of inspiration and medium. Obsessed with the complexities of religion and discipline, she continues to develop a ritualistic practice. She is one half of electro punk band Ghetto Pussy.
Fambo would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which the Festival is held; the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded and resistance to ongoing colonisation continues. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Fambo is supported by the City of Sydney through its Culture and Creative Grants program and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Fambo is auspiced by 107 Projects and an initiative of their 107 Presents annual program.