Outer Space presents two new works by Parallel Park
In Time is a performance installation that is comprised of a durational dance piece and looped video. The work employs cliché romantic imagery and humor in an effort to explore queer futurity in the current Australian political climate.
PDA is an
outdoor installation consisting of two Variable Message Signs conversing to each other via text.
Parallel Park is the collaborative art practice between Brisbane-based artists Holly Bates and Tayla Jay Haggarty. The focus of the collaboration is concentrated on playfully exploring the external influences that impact lesbian sexuality and the intricacies of the artist’s romantic relationship. The collaboration heavily employs play as process, which takes form through found objects, performance, video and installation. The engagement with play and spontaneity allows for both practices to weave into the making process, resulting in erotically and humorously charged works that contain a strong sense of duality.