KISSS exhibition @ Concial Gallery, Melbourne

Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression
A touring exhibition of products, process and residues from the meta-performance project KISSS.

Conical Gallery, Melbourne > current exhibitions

OPENING FRIDAY 28 from 6 - 8.30pm
A free forum will take place on Saturday 29 October with Joanna Callaghan & Deej Fabyc in collaboration with local artists.
All welcome.
Interested parties are invited to participate - please contact Conical at

Responding to political, social and personal issues around surveillance and suppression, KISSS incorporates the individual and collaborative practices of artists, writers and curators.

KISSS includes Anne Bean, Camilla Brueton, Season Butler, Joanna Callaghan, Daedelus, Dolores Sanchez Calvo, Alexandra Dementieva, Deej Fabyc, Coco Fusco, Maxine Hall, Melanie Jackson, Calum F.Kerr, Maria Kheirkhah, Paula Moss, Psychological Art Circus, Sara Raza, Suzana Rezende, Elvis Richardson, Eva Rudlinger, paula roush, Nina Sobell, Hannah Terry, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa and Reinhard Krehl, Silke Steets and Jan Wenzel.

KISSS was launched in August 2005 at the Whitechapel Gallery London where KISSS strategies were presented to a full house in a live, intermedia combination of performance, video, interventions and working sessions. An audience member observed how she appreciated ‘the range of material and approaches that were presented, from the very intimate to the political body, without being didactic’. This was followed in September by a SUMMIT, at an isolated country retreat in Somerset. A new piece of work Thomas’ Head was developed in response to the site, the historical archive and ideas of surveillance and suppression developed and enacted in public space.

KISSS is brought to Conical by London based Australian artists Joanna Callaghan and Deej Fabyc and co-curated with Paula Roush and Camilla Brueton.


Conical Inc.
Upstairs 3 Rochester St
Fitzroy Victoria
Australia 3065
Hrs: Thur & Fri 12pm-5.30pm
Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm
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