Rodeo Romance

Holly Bates

27 - 28 April 2018

Rodeo Romance is a new body of work by Holly Bates, which explores the artist's  personal fasciation with the aesthetics of the western genre in combination with its lack of queer & especially lesbian representation. In order to ‘destroy the monolithic heterosexism of conventional narrative cinema’ the works aim to reimagine the genre by inserting an underlying queer narrative (Wilton, T. 1995).Rodeo Romance showcases three new works: Spurs & Dust: a written and performance based piece and two sculptural works titled Burnt Sugar & Rodeo Romance

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  Burnt Sugar  2018 saloon doors, dimensions variable. 

Burnt Sugar 2018 saloon doors, dimensions variable. 

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  Early Hour  2018 cowbell, rope, dimensions variable. 

Early Hour 2018 cowbell, rope, dimensions variable. 

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  Rodeo Romance  2018 horseshoes, dimensions variable. 

Rodeo Romance 2018 horseshoes, dimensions variable. 

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  Spurs & Dust  2018 screenplay, lead shelf, hay bale, dimensions variable. 

Spurs & Dust 2018 screenplay, lead shelf, hay bale, dimensions variable. 

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 Opening night performance, table read of  Spurs & Dust  screenplay. 

Opening night performance, table read of Spurs & Dust screenplay. 

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