Sunny Short - Melbourne, Australia
Coming over from Oz, genderqueer performance & installation artist Sunny Short will be further developing their series, 'Dirty Words.' We're looking forward to spending time with them, and supporting their practice! Stop in next July to see their pop-up exhibition - more on the series below:
Dirty Words explores the power of linguistics within culture, and speaks specifically of the experience of gender and how that can be informed by language.
This developing body of work includes short phrases and words, often cutting and confronting. The viewer is challenged to consider the slippery nature of language, as words are isolated, repeated and subverted, becoming visceral and personal.
Sunny Short’s practice is informed by their identity. Words imply intimate meanings and the body becomes a political device, exposing both strength and vulnerability. Dirty words gleaned from the artist’s experiences simultaneously reference the self and comment on language within wider cultural contexts.