Lill Colgan & Sab D'Souza

 

When emotions are put into text, their meaning often mutates and becomes distorted. Conversations mediated by communication technologies are littered with personal associations and contexts. Text messaging becomes a clumsy process of decoding and translating, where another's pace, tone and punctuation are imbued with profound meaning.

For 52 ACTIONS, Lill Colgan and Sab D’Souza present Haha… Unless? a week-long performative encounter sent directly to your phone. Throughout this week, audiences who signed up will experience a series of text-based ‘vignettes’ that unpack the anxious and frustrating ways we attempt to understand each other at a distance.’

Artist bio

Lill Colgan, is an artist from Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia) currently settled on Gadigal land (Sydney, Australia). Their practice explores the ways normative social power shapes embodiment and considers how affects might be unpacked through transformative material play. Colgan graduated with a BFA (1st Class honours) from Curtin University (WA) in 2014. Since then, they’ve shown in multiple exhibitions nationally including Hatched National Graduate Show at PICA; Passing/Parades at SUCCESS ARI; King Single/Expanded Queen at FELTSpace; Of All Others at Firstdraft and The TV Show at Wollongong Art Gallery. Lill has participated in development programs and residencies for Performance Space, Perth Festival, Vitalstatistix, Proximity Festival and Cool Change Contemporary. More recently, Lill has undergone a one-year tenancy at Parramatta Artists Studios.

Sab D’Souza is a video artist and researcher living on Gadigal land (Sydney, Australia) originally from Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). Their work is concerned with emergent practices of digital intimacy, affective encounters, and colonial spectatorship mediated through social media. D’Souza completed a combined BFA & BA from UNSW Art & Design in 2018 and was awarded 1st Class honours in Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney in 2019. Their work has been shown in digital and physical spaces in Australia and overseas. Most notably at ICA (London) in collaboration with The White Pube, SOIL Gallery (Seattle), Chinatown Soup Gallery (NYC) in collaboration with Southasia.art, Firstdraft Gallery (Sydney) and ACMI Online: Queertech.io. They are currently a research assistant at the UTS, studying the impact of peer support and care within young LGBTQI+ communities online.


Past Actions

07 Jun - 13 Jun 2021

Unbound Collective

31 May - 06 Jun 2021

OLC Art Collective

24 May - 30 May 2021

Naomi Hobson

17 May - 23 May 2021

Adrft Lab

10 May - 16 May 2021

Pat Brassington

03 May - 09 May 2021

Eddie Abd

26 Apr - 02 May 2021

Loren Kronemyer

19 Apr - 25 Apr 2021

Guo Jian

12 Apr - 18 Apr 2021

Kenny Pittock

05 Apr - 11 Apr 2021

Jannawi Dance Clan

29 Mar - 04 Apr 2021

Gillian Kayrooz

22 Mar - 28 Mar 2021

Nathan Beard

15 Mar - 21 Mar 2021

Pilar Mata Dupont

08 Mar - 14 Mar 2021

Michael Cook

01 Mar - 07 Mar 2021

Seini F Taumoepeau

22 Feb - 28 Feb 2021

Dani Marti

15 Feb - 21 Feb 2021

Lill Colgan & Sab D'Souza

08 Feb - 14 Feb 2021

Chris Yee

01 Feb - 07 Feb 2021

Rochelle Haley

25 Jan - 31 Jan 2021

Karrabing Film Collective

18 Jan - 24 Jan 2021

Nici Cumpston

11 Jan - 17 Jan 2021

Johnathon World Peace Bush

07 Dec - 13 Dec 2020

Aphids

30 Nov - 06 Dec 2020

Raquel Ormella

23 Nov - 29 Nov 2020

Léuli Eshrāghi

16 Nov - 22 Nov 2020

Rolande Souliere

09 Nov - 15 Nov 2020

TV Moore

02 Nov - 08 Nov 2020

Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu

26 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

Ivey Wawn

19 Oct - 25 Oct 2020

Naomi Blacklock

12 Oct - 18 Oct 2020

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

05 Oct - 11 Oct 2020

Yhonnie Scarce

28 Sep - 04 Oct 2020

Ruha Fifita

21 Sep - 27 Sep 2020

Kaylene Whiskey

14 Sep - 20 Sep 2020

Adam Linder

07 Sep - 13 Sep 2020

Archie Barry

31 Aug - 06 Sep 2020

Min Wong

24 Aug - 30 Aug 2020

Hayley Millar-Baker

17 Aug - 23 Aug 2020

Erin Coates

10 Aug - 16 Aug 2020

Diego Bonetto

03 Aug - 09 Aug 2020

Tyza Stewart

27 Jul - 02 Aug 2020

Larissa Hjorth

20 Jul - 26 Jul 2020

Louise Zhang

13 Jul - 19 Jul 2020

Henri Papin (Meijers & Walsh)

06 Jul - 12 Jul 2020

Stelarc

29 Jun - 05 Jul 2020

Rainbow Chan

22 Jun - 28 Jun 2020

Jason Phu

15 Jun - 21 Jun 2020

Abdul Abdullah

08 Jun - 14 Jun 2020

Patricia Piccinini

01 Jun - 07 Jun 2020

Brook Andrew

25 May - 31 May 2020

Radha

18 May - 24 May 2020

James Tylor