Critical Mass


Critical Mass brings together artists, performers, musicians, dancers, writers and thinkers whose works seek to divert established pathways and political narratives. Critical Mass is a festival within a festival - a place for decentring, agitating, questioning and dissolving the boundaries of form.

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Papaphilia X Mossy 333, 'Haunting the Flesh'

  • Brunswick Mechanics Institute 270 Sydney Road Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

Haunting the Flesh is a ceremonial exploration of growing and becoming. Through multidisciplinary performance modes Papaphilia and Mossy attempt to capture the excesses of being that spill out in the daily conflict between bodily autonomy and settler notions of human civility – such as racial, sexual and gendered “purity”. 

In this performance they will tell personal stories about their lived experiences as gender diverse subjects that are sexualised through lenses of femininity and associations of womanhood, and racialised through the complex visual tropes and societal structures of whiteness in Narrm.  

The pair will construct an experimental sound and dance experience that sees their bodies respond to aural and political chaos, attempting endlessly to bypass the harsh realities of heteronormative authoritarianism.

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Earlier Event: September 26
Alexander Powers, 'Time Loop'