During this year's Connect with SEA 2.0 project, we successfully presented various concepts and presentations under the theme of Southeast Asia's gender and sexuality. By the end of the project this year, we are honored to invite Jeff Khan, Artistic Director and CEO of Performance Space（Sydney) and Missy Hyper 茜利妹, Cross-Media Artist from Hong Kong to share their experiences and creative process toward queer-related and gender issues productions in Australia and Hong Kong.
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SESSION 1｜Queer Performance Practices and Queer Curating Date & Time｜24 August (Wed.) 14:30~15:30 (GMT+8) Speakers｜Jeff Khan, Director and CEO of Performance Space（Australia, Sydney）
SESSION 2｜Embodying Alternative Aesthetic Experience: The Way Drag Queens Empower Hong Kong’s Liberty 2.0 Date & Time｜24 August (Wed.) 20:00~21:20 (GMT+8) Speakers｜Missy Hyper 茜利妹, Cross-Media Artist（Hong Kong）
▌About the Speakers
◆ Jeff Khan（Australia）
Jeff Khan is Artistic Director & CEO of Performance Space, Sydney. Originally from Western Australia, Jeff is a curator and writer working across performance, dance and the visual arts with a particular interest in experimental projects and interdisciplinary practices. At Performance Space, Jeff oversees the development and delivery of the annual Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, as well as a range of residencies, curatorial projects, laboratories and artist development programs. Performance Space’s programs situate Australian practice in an Asia Pacific context and Jeff has undertaken extensive research across East and South-East Asia in the development of the organisation’s work, growing a wide international network of experimental artists and organisations. From 2006–2010 Jeff was Artistic Director of the Next Wave Festival (Melbourne), and he has held roles and undertaken guest curatorships at Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and John Curtin Gallery (Perth), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).
◆ Missy Hyper 茜利妹（Hong Kong）
Missy Hyper is a cross-media artist/curator and LGBTQ+ activist born and raised in Hong Kong. She is also the first re-appointed “Rainbow Ambassador '' for Hong Kong Pride Parade who embraces a diverse artistic spectrum - literature, stage performance, acrylic painting, videography, installation art, and so on. In December 2021, she curated a dance workshop entitled “The Rite of Meme'' (2021) at the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab. Her acrylic painting “To Hong Kongers · Traumatized Figures · Hong Kong 2019“ has exhibited at《Artwork Archives: Wandering • Hong Kong》in New York US, June 2022; in Philadelphia US and “Hong Kong Summit 2022” in Washington D.C., July 2022. Her solo staging “Slash Queen TalkShow '' toured from Hong Kong to Copenhagen Denmark, and Perth Australia (2018-2020), performed in both Cantonese and English. She is currently studying the “International MA Program in Cultural and Creative Industries'' at Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan.
Missy Hyper 茜利妹：www.missyhyper.asia
▌Important Notes ｜Please note that both sessions will be conducted in English with no subtitles provided. ｜NO registration is needed for the Sharing Talks. ｜You are suggested to mark your own schedule. ｜Sharing Talks will directly live-steamed via the Facebook Event Page. ｜The organizers reserve the right to change the content of the talk.
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