Brunswick Mechanics Institute
Friday 20 - Saturday 21 September, 9.30pm
#takeoffyourmasc #girlofficial #criticalmass19 #brunswickmechanics
"Fearless and fiercely experimental" Luke Penman - PlayPausePlay
MASCinprogress is a raw, punk, sonic conjuring of queerness by Adelaide electronic music and performance duo GIRL. It follows their acclaimed 2018 show, ‘Sentients’, which was the first in a trilogy of multimedia performance works focusing on themes of climate justice, masculinity and queer identity.
Featuring music from their forthcoming debut album, MASC uses experimental sound, spoken word, projection and movement to wreak havoc on the concept of masculinity before gaffer-taping it back together again.
GIRL is an electronic music duo conjuring queer sounds from the heart of darkness and the city of light (Adelaide, Australia). It is both a creative and romantic partnership between Jason Sweeney and Em König. Their music floats between genres fusing pulsing electronic production and experimental pop.
Alongside working as a touring and recording band, GIRL are creators of large-scale, immersive, sound-based performance works. Collaborating with a team of talented creatives, they are currently developing ‘Masc’, the second in a trilogy of performance works which began with ‘Sentients’ (presented by Vitalstatistix as part of their Climate Century event and presented under the act’s former name Winter Witches) and will finish with ‘Emission’ (to be developed throughout 2020). These tourable projects incorporate live sound, song, lighting design, projection and movement and exist at the nexus of live performance art and pop-style concert. These works have been supported by state and federal governments and their arts funding bodies.