Disco Infirmo: Curated by Jane Polkinghorne

Gallery Two and The Cranny

Jane Polkinghorne curates the work of Ingrid Stiertzel, Mark Shorter, Trevor Fry, Sean Lowry, Tim Hilton/LaDonnaRama, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Jane Polkinghorne, Danica Knesevic into Disco Infirmo.

Art Exhibition previously on at AirSpace Projects in New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 10 February 2017 to Friday 24 February 2017
Launch Friday 10 February 2017, 6.00-8.00pm

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Published by AirSpace Projects on Friday 13 January 2017.
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Disco conjures a nostalgically, shiny, glamorous past while simultaneously suggesting disco’s collapse into a sparkling hole of excess and ridicule.

Disco Infirmo uses disco in the Australian context as its starting point, remote from the high glamour of the disco era at its peak at Studio 54, New York Operating from Australian vernaculars of ‘secondhandism’, the artists incorporate and infect this imported form, corrupting, mutilating and lionising via Australian cultural anti-glamour.

The artists respond to the sensations that Disco Infirmo evokes – nostalgia, sparkles, nausea, dance fails, Blue Light Discos, ridiculous fashion, rhythmic music, those too old for the dance floor, the bad and almost good dancers, Aussie pub rock discos, and mum and dad dancing inappropriately. Out of time and out of place, and yet the disco continues to be a democratic field for creative expression.