Big Pinko: CY & Dusty
Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales, Australia
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For a full working day Stitt and Australian artist Tony Schwensen will take on the roles of Cy & Dusty; house painters and local bullshitters who aspire to being artists with a social conscience. In this site-specific performance they will paint the exterior of a dwelling pink on an Australian Public housing estate at Minto in Sydney western suburbs. With its reference to the famous house inhabited by The Band the performance acts as a reclamation of sorts; the band as mostly Canadians reclaiming the Americas. In this case transferred to Australian culture and the now disenfranchised housing estates of Sydney’s western suburbs. The performance will explore the nature of failed utopian visions, as well as the literality of pink as watered down communism, perhaps the end of ideology rendered loud, especially in the context of artists with social conscience.
Campbell Arts Centre, British Council, Wales Arts International.