Holly Durant

“the amount of time it (the work) sits in activated states in front of other humans”

Holly Durant

Holly Durant is an artist who crafts sites for performance with choreography to evoke senses of pleasure and empowerment. Her works consistently gather communities and provide platforms for interrogating how bodies occupy and negotiate space. 

By exploring ideas of embodiment, co-presence and ‘worlding,’ her inhabited installations blur the boundaries between subject and environment, between private and public experience. Layered sensorial environments and disobedient gestures transform the body, questioning the concept of the ‘blank’ body onto which narratives and meaning are projected.

These constructed worlds centre fluid arrangements and encounters, rather than self-contained or fixed symbols and scenarios, Durant confronts and negotiates structural obstacles with the power of the body.

  • shows
  • sharing space
  • where one’s body might “fit”
  • experimental queer venues and events
  • talking and thinking and process and academia
  • the job of the artist
  • fem construct


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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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