The Substation Billboard Gallery/ Matto Lucas/ Impossible Dance (iv)/
Impossible Dance (iv) by Matto Lucas is a new outdoor exhibition at The Substation.
Featuring a collection of black and white photographs, the images celebrate, canonise and represent queer communities in a pre-COVID world of nightlife, art and entertainment.
The spaces and bodies captured within Impossible Dance (iv) represent constructs of utopias and frame the body as a communal, yet autonomous object.
As a photographer, Matto Lucas interrogates systems of power, concerns himself with GASD (Gender and Sexually Diverse) and LGBTIQ+ identities, and aims to authentically document communities on the fringes of mainstream culture.
Titled after an influential essay written by Fiona Buckland, Impossible Dance (iv) is the fourth iteration in a broader series of performance-based photography.
With each iteration of the Impossible Dance series a different collection of images are exhibited, each unique to their context.
The third iteration of this series, Impossible Dance (iii), will be on display at Laneway Gallery at Woods Street Arts Space in Laverton as part of Midsumma Westside from 3 January to 28 February 2022.
Presented by The Substation and Midsumma Festival.