Magic, Might, and Mockery: A Brief History of Conical Hats
Tall conical hats have been fashionably worn as symbols of power and magic. Elsewhere and at a different time, these hats have been used as a method of humiliation for disgraced criminals. How and why have so many different cultures attributed different meanings to the same shape?
Underbelly Festival: The Art of Drag
As the stage manager frantically set props on the stage for the next acts, Michael Twaits explained to us where the boundaries of drag can be pushed (anywhere), who can perform drag (anyone), and where he once found a sequin after a night out (!!)…
A Tale of Alchemy: Phoebe English x Grand Marnier
How do you express a flavour through fashion? How can the ingredients of a cocktail translate to bodies in dance?
Photographer in Residence: Alessandro Tear
Each photoshoot requires a bustling hierarchy of stylists, designers, and their assistants in order to execute the lead photographer’s vision…
Monstrous Sympathy: What Horror Films Say About Humans
We have always been fascinated by bodies that defy categorisation and the terrifying, unknown possibilities that these humanlike inhuman creatures present…