226 Gertrude Street, Ngár-go (Fitzroy)
Dr. Bon Mott _/\_ is an emerging artist, curator and facilitator of Second Space Projects (2SP) in, Ngár-go (Fitzroy). _/\_ identifies as lightning, queer, nonbinary, and neuro-diverse. Bon Mott _/\_creates process-driven installations activated by performance, IAP informed by the ghost of a man who said he was lightning. Transdisciplinary process-driven IAP acknowledges complex, interconnections by learning from Indigenous knowledge, quantum physics, and the Queer ecologies of lightning, trickster, and nurturing through collaboration with non-normative creatives for positive social change. _/\_ exhibits in Australia, France, Italy, Serbia, Turtle Island (Canada and USA) and the UK.
Elevating the vibrant voices of non-normative creatives, 2022.
Elevating the vibrant voices of non-normative creatives' interactive approach was sparked from Bon Mott’s Intergalactic Plasma: A Way Back To Go Forward silk portraits with photographer Amanda Fordyce and Inside The Plasma Ball conversational film portraits with First Nation film directors Adam Sutardy and Murri filmmaker Simon Rose Birriah | Gurreng Gurreng. The projects begin with a Welcome from Boon Wurrung senior Elder Dr N’arwee’t Carolyn Briggs. AM. Elevating the vibrant voices of non-normative creatives embodies positive social change by prioritising nurturing within _/\_’s Queer community in Naarm. Bon Mott’s participation and co-facilitating of performance workshops with Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra became integral for _/\_ to learn their pedagogy of Radical Tenderness and its importance for 'a third space', in which we can understand everyone's diversity. Elevating the vibrant voices of non-normative creatives identifies this critical importance of collective nurturing, social change and transdisciplinary knowledge that amplifies strength, connection and learning from Queer and Indigenous artists and scholars. Elevating the vibrant voices of non-normative creatives is a series of three, five-minute portraits that focus on artists that identify as queer, transgender, non-binary, Indigenous, neurodiverse, and feminist. The cinematography and script were made in collaboration with Murri filmmaker Simon Rose Birriah | Gurreng Gurreng through their artistic lens. It will also include a series of still images shown at intervals during the duration of the projection. The images were taken of marginalised artists by photographer Amanda Fordyce. The work involves a QR code to hear the interviews, creating accessibility for visually impaired audiences.
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