29 April 2018

EFFE presents... Lit

Back in October 2017, EFFE (myself and artist-designer Ella Sutherland) launched the curated exhibition Lit, featuring the work of four Australian artists: Athena Thebus, Del Lumanta, Elena Betros, Frances Sharp.

Here is “Lit”.

Let it flick through your tongue behind your teeth and forward in your mouth, this little abbreviative single syllable.

Like in literature and litany, litmus and clitoris, slit, flit, littoral and liturgy, the L-I-T sound often makes for a tasty word. Beyond its sound, you can think of “alt-lit”, “chick-lit”, “lit up”, and the past participle of “light”.


Individual links:

Athena Thebus,
Doggy, 2017, text

Del Lumanta,
Untitled, 2017, video synthesis, silent, 6'02"

Frances Sharp,
1. Hot Piss and the Endless Sea (snake pit), 2016, pencil on paper, 38 x 49 cm
2. Glory Mask, 2016, pencil on paper, 30 x 21 cm
3. Glory Mask, 2016, pencil on paper, 21 x 30 cm

Elena Betros,
Is she talking to herself most of the time?
, 2016, HD video, sound, loop

Essay: https://files.persona.co/64419/Lit.pdf

A million thanks to Ella as always and to the artists, as well as to Judy Annear and Camilla Wills for their feedback on my text, and to Hamishi Farah for starting it all.


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