10 May – 25 June 2017
Curated by Lucie McIntosh
Adapted from 90’s Australian children's education program Inside Out, Weird Sisters explores a glitched reworking of a "talking heads" interview. Through a series of fractured repetitions, teens discuss the repercussions of appropriation via dissecting character interpretations of The Weird Sisters of Shakespeare's Macbeth, as seen through the work of three contrasting directors. Byrne disregards the interview and interviewing process to display a string of disconnected opinions and awkward gestures struggling with abstract tensions.
Sarah Byrne is a Melbourne based artist interested in the cross-pollination of video, sound, and performative installation practice. Byrne investigates conceptual and material forms of sound and language, and the disruption of psychological, physical, and screen space. Recent exhibitions and performances include; -9: Next Wave, ACMI, 2016; Island Salon: Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island, 2015; Experimenta: Recharge, Tele-Vision, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne 2014/201; Pocket Holiday: Zonk Visio, Babycastles, Manhattan; Spectacle Theatre, Brooklyn; Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2014; Found Sound- Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, MUMA, 2013.
Byrne is a 2008 Queensland University of Technology honours graduate; past co-director of Brisbane artist-run-initiative inbetweenspaces; and currently fronts experimental improv outfit, Sky Needle.