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Explicit audio descriptions of sexual acts, including BDSM. Mentions of drug use, violence and domestic violence.
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In this Dream Sequence.22 episode Tarik Ahlip positions the online space as an inherently queer one within a narrative that meshes race, sexuality, class and online safety.
Two events took place on different dates at a sex venue in Western Sydney. Both these events and the intervening online interactions were preceded by a palpable sense of danger. Tarik's video work explores the spectrum of queer visibility and the community that gathers both within the confines of a physical space and the obscurity of the digital realm.
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Tarik Ahlip works in sculpture, film, verse and sound. His practice considers poetic as capable of driving epistemic change, and is currently working on a series of short films about the politics of God. He is a current tenant at Parramatta Artists Studios, Rydalmere.
Frances Barrett is an artist who lives and works on Kaurna land, in Tartanya/Adelaide. Her recent projects pivot around the modalities of listening and touch, taking the form of immersive sound installation, live performances and performances with Museum collections.
Creative Producer: Verónica Barac-Gomez
Dramaturgs: Dr Jessica Olivieri and Verónica Barac-Gomez
Animation: Akil Ahamat
Composition: James Brown
Dedicated to all sex workers. Special thanks to Parramatta Artists Studios and Catherine Clayton-Smith.