Vitalstatisix sought expressions-of-interest for PERFORMERS/COLLABORATORS for Howl, by APHIDS

This opportunity closed Monday 6 January

This was an exciting opportunity for 4 South Australian artists to join the APHIDS team in presenting live performance work Howl in March 2020.

“APHIDS is one of the most radical and exciting artistic collectives in Australia, who are leading the way in feminist and queer art making and collaborative practices.”
Emma Webb, Director, Vitalstatistix

What is Howl?

A no-holds barred performance at the intersection of parade, protest and procession, Howl is a glorious celebration of controversy in the art world.

From depictions of sexuality and the human body that have challenged the status quo, to acts of civil disobedience, Howl commemorates 15 artworks that have challenged the acceptable and changed the conversation about legitimacy and art forever. This is a requiem that is unquestionably queer, arguably dangerous and probably obscene.

Created by APHIDS, one of Australia’s leading experimental and feminist arts companies, and performed with South Australian collaborators in the heart of Adelaide’s art world in an ambitious collaboration between APHIDS, the Art Gallery of South Australia, RCC and Vitalstatistix for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres.

More info here about Howl and APHIDS HERE


About the role and opportunity

Selected artists will collaborate with a team of Australia’s leading experimental performance makers, Willoh S.Weiland, Lara Thoms, Lz Dunn and Mish Grigor, to recreate Howl for the Art Gallery of South Australia site.

Over the course of a week you will gain insight into APHIDS’ performance making methodology, and feminist collaborative structures. Adapting Howl will include examining how the work responds to this current historical moment, to AGSA’s context and to that of art-making in South Australia.

The four performer/collaborators will:
– Support the collective’s feminist, queer working methodology
– Have the ability to work quickly and professionally in a challenging environment
– Contribute to the devising of a South Australian site-specific section of the work
– Rehearse and perform within the physical, primarily task-based, hour-long performance alongside the lead creatives.

Selected performers will:
– Be paid $1500 plus super
– Must be available between Friday 6 March and Friday 13 March 2020 (more detailed schedule provided on selection)


Applications have closed.

Project Dates

Friday 6 - Friday 13 March, 2020