Riots of Passage

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#1 Plein Air residency

Riots of Passage is the first event in the Plein Air open-air residency program, which invites companies and individuals across all disciplines to experiment inthe open- air environment of the Quad.

Inspired by both personal health and recent travels, Riots of Passage is a discussion by artist Rosanna Pimm on the taboo of menstruation.

The project documents the links between menstrual shame, poor education and a continual cycle of poverty for women in India. In a broader context, this project intends to facilitate dialogue around feminine sexuality, equality and shame present within our own society and how we, together, can continue to create change.

A performance installation of this work will be taking place in the Quad on International Women's Day as part of the women's festival on March 8.

In the lead-up to this performance a mini installation, facilitated discussion and a series of intention-binding workshops will take place each Saturday morning in February from 8am until midday in the Quad. All are welcome to join in.

All components of the work are for sale with profits going to women in need.

Bind your Intention workshop dates:

  • Saturday, February 3, 8am-12pm
  • Saturday, February 10, 8am-12pm
  • Saturday, February 17, 8am-12pm
  • Saturday, February 24, 8am-12pm
  • Performance/Installation: March 8, 3pm -9pm

Plein Air is an open-air residency model that invites companies and individuals to experiment in the Quad. The residency invites cross-discipline exploration across all arts forms and industries and encourages ideas to be tested in a public space. More events will be held throughout the year... check the Quad website and Facebook page for updates.