Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sound Bite

1. All the Cunning Stunts is a multi-voiced collaborative text and image-based work which is set to tackle the confounding intricacies of lesbian subjectivity through objectivity like a medal-winning swim team.

2. All the Cunning Stunts is a collaborative work specifically developed at the site of Courtenay Place, on the occasion of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames. Bringing together the practices of four artists, All the Cunning Stunts is set to tackle the confounding intricacies of lesbian subjectivity in public space (with bells on).

3. The women cruise in Courtney Place. They stare from café windows, stagger from bars, they meet each other’s gazes, they flash their eyes, they look back. They are seen, unrepresentive, notional, fictional, unmediated, idealistic, and real.

How do these sound? Please comment, alter, deface, etc. I am happy to work on this more before Monday..... Mary-Jane, I hope our two-cents on the sound-bite is useful for you.

Bitsy and Marnie, 2009


a medley of Beatles songs | a vegetable medley assortment, miscellany, mixture, mélange, variety, mixed bag, grab bag, mix, collection, selection,
potpourri, patchwork, bricolage; motley collection, ragbag, gallimaufry, mishmash, jumble, hodgepodge, salmagundi.


  1. The top sound bit works for me - I have tweaked it a litte and will repost.

  2. Hi M & C, Great stuff! I've taken the liberty of combining aspects from all options that really sing for me. Let me know what you think?

    All Cunning Stunts is a medley-voiced collaborative exhibition viewable across eight text and image-infused light-boxes in Courtney Place, Wellington. Four New Zealand artists have developed All Cunning Stunts to coincide with the advent of the 2nd Asia Pacific Outgames and in response to a curatorial brief to address ‘contemporary homosexuality'. The potential of objects and the movement of objects to linger on the seen, unrepresentative, notional, fictional, unmediated, idealistic, real, and confounding intricacies of female same-sex experience, take the lead in the work. All Cunning Stunts aims to emerge from today’s chlorinated slipstream as a medal-winning swim team.