You can’t walk for five minutes in Europe without tripping over the bones of some long dead saint. Often adorned, often displayed, and always serving unadulterated cunt. These effigies of the church are ostentatiously encrusted with the finest jewels and a myriad of precious metals, then dressed in silks, lace, and ornate armour.
These lovely queer bones in gorgeous gowns really do it for me, and they have made me wonder, under what circumstances and through what processes does an object reach sacrosanctity?
About the artist
Anselma Forlano is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist, currently enrolled in a Masters (Fine Arts). They work with queer and Feminist Methodologies to explore themes of love, gender, shame, and absurdity. The creation of ‘practical’ or ‘functional’ objects serves as an intersection between mundanity and performative excess which becomes the artist’s artifice on which to project queered feminist narratives.
Opening reception: Wed 4 May, 6—8pm
Perry Street Building
Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.
Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.