What does it mean to be the modern male? A performance work drawing on personal experiences and investigations into violence, masculinity, queerness, homophobia and how this intersects with religion and ritual.
In 2012, a massive riot occurred at Port Said football stadium in Egypt, resulting in the deaths of 72 people and the serious injury of many more. The complex intersection of sport and politics that fuelled this disaster are explored in this work by Sydney artist Phil Soliman.
By inhabiting and performing the bodies in familial, sporting, militaristic and religious contexts, the artist uses his own queer body to critique the role of masculinity in the construction of group psychologies.