The Twilight Girls

bio:

In 1997 Helen Hyatt-Johnston and Jane Polkinghorne created the collaborative duo The Twilight Girls. They have exhibited extensively in Australia, and in the United States and Taiwan.

statement:

From the beginning, The Twilight Girls used advertising, pornography and trash culture, and film and television, as source material, creating a playful response to the ridiculousness and pathos of the representation of the feminine in contemporary culture. Vulgarity and humour have long been used as mechanisms for critiquing and confusing gendered representation. The Twilight Girls were – and still are – conscious of the limits of feminist critique when the feminine operates as both the abject and the aestheticised fetish in representation. Importantly, rather than avoiding the problems of representation, they open up new territories for discourse, understanding and pleasure by working through and beyond its clichés and banalities.

Welcome to Cementa … just don’t think of leaving | 2017

Materials | Vinyl billboard
Location | Bruce’s Nursery
1. The Twilight Girls (Helen Hyatt-Johnston and Jane Polkinghorne),  Welcome to Cementa, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
1. The Twilight Girls (Helen Hyatt-Johnston and Jane Polkinghorne), Welcome to Cementa, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
  • Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019