Artist in Residence /
28th April –
5th March, 2019
Emma Maye Gibson
Emma Maye Gibson and her totem critter Betty Grumble take residence at The Lock-Up to generate new material for both stage and screen.
Emma Maye Gibson and her totem critter Betty Grumble take residence at The Lock Up, generating new material for both stage and screen.
Emma Maye makes work that speaks to an experience of womanhood, a desire to love the Earth, protest injustice and provide a space for catharsis, recognition and celebration. Reflecting on histories of weaponising laughter, psychomagic ceremony and ritual theatre ‘Betty Grumble’ will be excavating and honouring grief and the parallels between femicide and ecological disaster. Rattling trauma and rallying a renewable Love Energy, Emma Maye’s residence will culminate in a presentation of Betty Grumble’s well traveled work LOVE & ANGER, plus, a little bit of a disco post show.
ABOUT BETTY GRUMBLE
Surreal Showgurl. Obscene Beauty Queen. Totem Critter. Sex Clown. With ceremonial precision and deranged wit, Betty Grumble enslaves her audience with a powerful call to arms as she raptures in the complexity of the woman body as a political and playful site. A maniacal Feminist contagion and ecosexual, her award winning work has been critically lauded across the board. From the polished stages of Belvoir St Theatre and Sydney Opera House, to the swampy dens of Sydney’s Queer Underground and International Festivals. Grumble is a founding member of performance gaggle Gang of She and has her MFA in Fine Arts/Arse, her practice bounces from stage to street, screen to shawomanic ceremony. A mantric wish towards Love Energy. Are you Betty to Grumble?
Grumble is a Revelation – The Age
Transformative & Wild – See Grumble – Peaches
IMAGE: Emma Maye/ Betty Grumble. Photograph by Lexi Laphor