Category Archives: Queer

Interviews from Intimacy stages / Active Empathy, Auckland

I did two interviews; one with Artists Alliance, one with Phantom Billstickers, about this project. Read more here: Interview | Sian Torrington http://0800phantom.co.nz/interview-sian-torrington-intimacy-stages-active-empathy/

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We don’t have to be the Building – Boosted!

My current project, ‘We don’t have to be the Building’, is exciting (and terrifying!) for me because it brings together my art making practice, writing, and community engagement, in a new form of research and public presentation. I am looking … Continue reading

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Drawing it Out

Part of Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara Drawing it Out invites lesbian, bisexual, queer, femme, butch, takataapui wahine, trans*, and female-identified people to participate in an embodied research project on our sexuality. If you have experience … Continue reading

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A feminist proposal

This post is a beginning and end of a show, ish. The work began before the proposal, and it will continue beyond this show. But I wanted to be generous, and share what I wrote, and then what became of it. I made a decision about a year ago to start writing proposals that really said what I mean, what I really want to do, and use the language I really believe in. This is the result; Continue reading

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You try to change your body, you try to accept your body

Something like a year and a half ago my body gave me a wake up call. The message was simple and clear; “You have to stop hating me”. I was pushing, demanding, ignoring, piling. So it needed to be clear. … Continue reading

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Non online intimacy

Today I participated and did what we said we’d do. We decided to promote our show without using Facebook or other social media. That we would print cards, and make ourselves actually talk to people about what we are doing. … Continue reading

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Your uncontained movement has opened a new room in me

February 2013 – with Sandersons Gallery, Parnell, Auckland http://www.sanderson.co.nz/ Your abandoned movement has opened a new room in me will explore how we create open and yet private spaces to protect and encourage queer intimacy, identity and play. This sculpture … Continue reading

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