KISSS The Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression
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Conical Gallery Melbourne, Australia 28 October – 13 November 2005

A touring exhibition of products, process and residues from the meta performance project KISSS

Responding to political, social and personal issues around surveillance and suppression, KISSS incorporates the individual and collaborative practices of artists, writers and curators.

KISSS was launched in August 2005 at the Whitechapel Gallery London where KISSS strategies were presented to a full house in a live, intermedia combination of performance, video, interventions and working sessions. An audience member observed how she appreciated ‘the range of material and approaches that were presented, from the very intimate to the political body, without being didactic’. This was followed in September by a Summit, at an isolated country retreat in Somerset. A new piece of work Thomas’ Head was developed in response to the site, the historical archive and ideas of surveillance and suppression developed and enacted in public space.

KISSS is brought to Conical Gallery by London based Australian artists Joanna Callaghan and Deej Fabyc and has been co-curated with paula roush and Camilla Brueton.

KISSS includes:

Anne Bean Camilla Brueton Season Butler Joanna Callaghan Dædalus Dolores Sanchez Calvo Alexandra Dementieva Deej Fabyc Gilbert & Grape Coco Fusco Maxine Hall Calum F.Kerr Maria Kheirkhah Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel & Ilsa Black Sanne Mestrom Tracey Moberly Paula Moss Deborah Ostrow Suzana Rezende Eva Rudlinger paula roush Sara Raza Nina Sobell Isa Suarez Hannah Terry Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa Reinhard Krehl, Silke Steets and Jan Wenzel Psychological Art Circus The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination The Vacuum Cleaner

         28 October – 13 November 2005
         Opening Friday 28 October 6-9pm
         Forum Saturday 29 October 2-5pm

A forum will take place on Saturday 29 October with Joanna Callaghan & Deej Fabyc in collaboration with local artists.