01 November 2018
The IMA will be transformed into a one-night-only club by artist Anastasia Booth in this First Thursdays event not-to-be-missed.
Preaching to the Perverted: Club Issue is the collision of Booth’s interests in fetish culture, Freudian psychoanalysis, and classical ideas of desire. Booth will make over the IMA Screening Room as a dungeon-like venue, bathed in red light, for performance, music, and subversive self-expression. Embrace your alter-ego with costumes crafted by Booth in latex, leather, and rope (or bring your own). With new performances by Booth throughout the evening, Shibari rope tying demonstrations, and a DJ spinning tunes to get you in the mood.
Anastasia Booth works across sculpture, moving image, photography and installation. She interrogates spaces of female desire in cultural production and symbolic discourse by employing strategies of mimicry, humour and appropriation. Booth holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. She has exhibited nationally at the University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane; Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Screen Space, Melbourne; and Boxcopy, Brisbane. Booth was artist in residence at Metro Arts in 2017. She received the Dorothy Birt Memorial Prize in 2016 and an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2014.