Featuring videos made in collaboration between Wolf and UK-based artist Sam Smith, HIGHNESS is part two of the Arch Type trilogy of performance and video works exploring three archetypes of womanhood – the Whore, the Queen and the Hag – which began with Mira Fuchs (Arts House, 2016). This performance and video series premiered in Berlin and this is it’s Australian premiere.
Dedicated to every queen you’ve ever met, HIGHNESS parades the regal feminine from the famous to the everyday, shape-shifting through a shining array of queen personas. Highly performative and visually immersive, HIGHNESS richly considers the work of wearing a crown: its freedoms and limitations; colony, blood and theft; the trick of appearing born to rule; duty, devotion and spectacle. Lavish, comedic, disturbing and touching, HIGHNESS is for people who love the moving image, people who love pop, people who love performance, people who love women, people who love drag: people who love queens.
July 18 – 21