Represented artist, Todd Fuller is now featured in STACKS Projects' exhibition series DemoKinisi, held as a response to current alterations to our ways of living in the light of Covid-19. The DemoKinisi series will run for 12 weeks as an online exhibition and an ongoing projection of art that can only be viewed from the exterior of the Gallery space in Potts Point.
Todd's work Billy's Swan 2017 will be continually projected in this second week of the series.
In Peter Darling's choreography of the 'Dream Ballet' sequence for the musical Billy Elliot, a young Billy undertakes a Pas de deux with a chair. Set to the dramatic sound track of Tchaikovsky'sSwan Lake, Darling subverts the safety of the ballet barre replacing it with a mesmerising spinning chair balanced on pointe. Appropriating this choreography, the Artist creates a self portrait animated in charcoal on paper. Through it, Fuller re-enacts childhood experiences as a pseudo 'Billy Elliot' dancing in rural community. In the face of debate arising from a non-binding, same sex marriage postal plebiscite (and with fading technique), his hand drawn solo reflects on the relationship between gender, dance, and place, as well as the ability of the queer community to draw resilience, strength and beauty from the most chaotic of moments.