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Paradise Hero

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Thu 6 - Sat 8 Jun, 6pm-9pm
Paradise Hero

Paradise Hero

Strap yourself in for an absurd adventure of leisure, pleasure, and second-hand hedonism; this is sure to be the most exhilarating ride you’ll have in a sun lounge! 

Paradise Hero is a participatory video installation exploring the presentation of paradise on the Gold Coast. A multimedia work comprising text, sculpture and video, the piece explores how the manifold leisure and entertainment offerings on the coast result in a sense of absurdity and meaninglessness to the idea of paradise.  

Viewers are invited to strap themselves into a sun lounge for a dizzying visual buffet of leisure experiences, promising instantaneous and overwhelming gratification!  

Dates
Thu 6 - Sat 8 Jun, 6pm-9pm
Where
Studio 2 - HOTA Central
Ages
All Ages
Warnings
Performance contains strobe effects.
Duration
5 min runtime
Tickets
Free, non-ticketed

#Artist bio

Tessa Bergan (she/her) is an emerging visual artist living on the lands of the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh language region (Gold Coast). Her multi-modal practice has taken the form of sculpture, performance, digital media, and most recently text-based art. Her work has explored the character of her local city, as well as her personal narrative, often with self-reflexive humour. Tessa has been actively involved in the Gold Coast arts community for several years, contributing to exhibitions and performances, collaborating with peers, and working in arts education alongside her creative practice.


#Acknowledgements

Paradise Hero is supported by Generate GC. Generate GC is a City of Gold Coast initiative produced by Situate Art in Festivals.


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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.

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