Artwork

There's Something Happening Here... (Extended Remix)

12–26 May 2018
Boxcopy // Brisbane

Developed during a three month residency at NARS Foundation (Brooklyn) in 2017, there’s something happening here…(extended remix) responds to the political atmosphere of the Charlottesville riots, proposing feminist objects of protection and resistance. Stirrings of protest, retaliation and self-defense emerge through the whimsical and embodied forms. Domestic and industrial materials merge and transform into what could potentially be (benign) weapons, flotation devices, protective gear, or protest devices. These sculptural pieces are active and performative, enabling moments of transformation and action. Physical objects are then extended through performative photographs that imagine alternate behaviours and actions.

 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Feminist Protest Selfie Session // Saturday 12 May, 3–6pm
Artist Relay // Friday 18 May, 7pm
In Conversation: Caroline Phillips + art historian Louise Mayhew // Saturday 26 May, 3pm

SONG LYRICS INSPIRED THE TITLE

"There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side

It's s time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, now, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down"

 

Buffalo Springfield, For What it’s Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound), 1967

Songwriter: Stephen Stills

For What It Is Worth lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc