Wild Lion – Jacob Antony (AUS)
29.03.2019 6:30pm - 9pm
SomoS Arts Berlin is proud to present “Wild Lion,” a one-off solo performance by Brisbane-based Australian artist Jacob Antony, a SomoS Artist-in-Residence, early 2019.
The performance’s title ”Wild Lion” suggests fierceness, courage and power, attributes that are an integral part of queer existence, coming forth naturally from an “other” life, not marked by thoughtless assumptions, and often under pressures that demand much strength.
Set in an intimate environment, “Wild Lion” will explore and confront ideas of gender and sexuality in an explosive visual spectacle. During the performance, a skeptical confrontation of emotional ideology and personal turmoil will enfold.
Jacob Antony’s practice applies an artistic process of gendering and un-gendering that focuses on fluidity, rather than rigid duality. Antony’s own body is often used as subject and material, through a conceptual approach of “peeling away body identity and neutralizing it.” Applying motifs from erotic and traditionally gendered clothing, Antony creates and celebrates fluid expressions of gender symbols and sexual desires.
About Jacob Antony
Jacob Antony was a queer artist from Brisbane, Australia; whose work evokes the themes of gender and identity politics, incorporating an explorative sensability to art-making, in both digital and analog forms. Antony made imaginative use of techniques such as installation, photography, multimedia imagery and text, testing a material’s formal qualities and possibilities while challenging social and gender norms.
Antony holds a BFA (Visual Arts) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He has taken part in the group exhibitions Vibrant Laneways at King George Square Underground Gallery, Nov 2016 – Jan 2017, #PRIZENOPRIZE, The Walls Arts Space Gold Coast, 2016, and Now What? (BFA Graduate Exhibition) at Creative Industries Precinct, 2016.