Globetrotting performance, art, music, fashion and new media provocateurs Chicks on Speed roll into to FAC this April with a typically genre-defying and mind-bending show. An immersive and interactive exhibition, SCREAM features a giant sculptural structure on which Chicks on Speed project a visually chaotic collage. The exhibition also invites audience members to use iPads within the gallery which enable them to compose and mix audio visual scenes which are projected into the gallery space in real time. It’s colourful, noisy, sculptural, cheeky and downright fun.
Over the past 15 years, Chicks on Speed’s founding members Melissa Logan (USA) and Alex Murray-Leslie (Australia) have worked between the worlds of music, art and fashion, creating their own brand of GESAMTKUNSTWERK – an all embracing art form bringing together multiple mediums. Having collaborated with luminaries as diverse as Peaches, Karl Largerfeld and Douglas Gordon, the duo are globally renowned for their ability to cross artistic and technological boundaries in their innovative projects.
They’ve exhibited and performed at major festivals and key global institutions, including; opening the Australian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary 21, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tate Modern, London and MoMA, New York.
In addition to SCREAM, Chicks on Speed will launch their latest studio album ARTSTRAVAGANZA at FAC accompanied by electro drummer Erica Lewis .ARTSTRAVAGANZA was created by Murray-Leslie and Logan in collaboration with leading contemporary artists, activists and producers including Julian Assange and Yoko Ono.
SCREAM opening night party + ARTSTRAVAGANZA album launch
Friday 4 April | 6:30PM | FREE
Exhibition runs Sat 5 April – Sun 25 May
*Please note this Saturday’s Chicks on Speed album launch has been rescheduled and combined with their free SCREAM exhibition opening on Friday, April 4 – making one huge, heaving mash up of art, music, performance, fashion and technology at FAC. All ticket holders for this Saturday’s album launch will be reimbursed via Oztix.
Wednesday 7 May, 6PM | FREE
Meet in the Main Gallery | Bar open