It's Time to Debeef

A video work by Dutch, New York based performance artist Kira Nova (aka Ieva Misevičiūtė) featuring the Lords of Beef Gang, It’s Time to Debeef delivers ontological deep tissue massage to the city.

Presented in the form of a music video, It’s Time to Debeef cheekily subverts the hip hop music video genre by deconstructing the overt sexualisation of women with a total disregard for patriarchal power paradigms and commuter social norms.

Spectacularly produced and utterly contagious, the work is screened at BLINDSIDE in the gallery and via their online platform PLAY.

View the full work online until 7 Sep via BLINDSIDE PLAY

It’s Time to Debeef has evolved out of a live performance series titled Lord of Beef, which has been presented at LAXART Art Center, Los Angeles USA; Centre Pompidou, Paris FR; Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, SI; Basel LISTE, Basel, SI; Block Universe, London, UK, and MoMa PS1, Greater New York.

Video Credits

Artist/Director: Kira Nova
Lords of Beef Gang: Jillian McMenamin, Jennie Portney, Ariel S Rawls, Jessica Gallucci, Nurya and Lucia Love Mooney
Music: Gediminas Žygus
Filming: Maria Nova
Second Camera: Carlton Bright

Co-curated by Kelli Alred and Laura Couttie.

Supported by BLINDSIDE through the City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.

Closes in 14 days

Date

31 Jul – 7 Sep
Tue–Sat, 12–6pm

Exhibition Opening

Thu 29 Aug, 6–8pm

Venue

Accessibility

Entry

Free

Biographies

Kira Nova (aka Ieva Misevičiūtė)

Kira Nova is a Dutch, New York-based artist, working in both visual arts and theatre. Her practice combines physical theatre, dance, stand-up, Butoh, perverted academic language and sculptural work. She holds a research MA in Cultural Analysis and MA in Political Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

Nova’s work has been presented internationally at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; MET Breuer, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Sculpture Center, Swiss Institute, New York; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (with Michael Portnoy); Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, New York and Zurich; de Appel art center, Amsterdam; Studio Voltaire, London; Block Universe Festival, London; Playground Festival at STUK, Leuven; Performatik Festival, Kaaitheater, Beursschouwburg theater, Brussels; Western Front, Vancouver; Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland; ArteBA, Buenos Aires; Time-Based Art Festival, Portland; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) Vilnius, among other venues. She co-curated Mindaugas Triennial – the 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art at CAC, Vilnius, and is a visiting professor at Malmö Art Academy, Sweden.

VIDEO

Kira Nova, It’s Time to Debeef, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Closes in 14 days

Date

31 Jul – 7 Sep
Tue–Sat, 12–6pm

Exhibition Opening

Thu 29 Aug, 6–8pm

Venue

BLINDSIDE PLAY
Nicholas Building
Level 7, Room 14
37 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Accessibility

Gallery is accessible, bathrooms are not accessible

Entry

Free