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There Are No Others / Bight of the Twin

7 Apr (Fri), 8:10pm

There Are No Others (2016)
9 min, Digital, Australia

Shot in extreme slow motion, this majestic series of larger-than-life moving-image portraits features ascending and descending naked forms cascading against a celestial sky. Drawing on the well-established traditions of nude portraiture, the body is seen as a fluid form, free from the constraints of masculine and feminine binaries. The rhythmic entrancement is amplified by Oren Ambarchi’s sparse and unpredictable soundtrack, as well as the ever-changing cloudscape.

Amy Amos Gebhardt (Australian, b. 1976) has created award-winning works in drama, documentary and experimental film, while also exhibiting multi-channel video installations in galleries and museums. As someone who identifies as gender-fluid and non-conforming, Gebhardt views There Are No Others as an intensely personal work.

There Are No Others has been classified as a Category III film, only viewers who are 18 years old or above will be admitted.
Bight of the Twin (2016)
55 min, English, French, and Fon with English subtitles, Digital, USA/Benin

In 1993, avant-garde performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and h/er late spouse Lady Jaye embarked on a series of radical cosmetic interventions that would lead to them becoming one almost-identical, gender-neutral – ‘pandrogynous’ – entity. Bight of the Twin captures P-Orridge’s 2014 visit to the annual Vodoun Twin Festival in Ouidah, Benin, a city known as the birthplace of voodoo, and which claims the highest birth rate of twins in the world. In Ouidah, P-Orridge takes part in a twin-fetish ritual that allows h/er to reconnect with Lady Jaye, h/er departed twin, in the immaterial realm. 

Hazel Hill McCarthy III (American, b.1980) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker who has collaborated with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (British, b.1950) for the past decade. P-Orridge first found fame with the experimental music projects Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV in the 1970s and 1980s.  

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