WELCOME TO THE BRIGHTSIDE EXTRAVAGANZA
Opened Tuesday 14 February (Valentine’s Day), 6pm-10pm
Exhibition continued 15, 16 & 17 2012
Launched on Valentine’s Day, the exhibition was an insight to the world of artist BrightSide (Katie Bright) and showcased works that were screen printed onto mirrors, lighting installations and live performance.
BrightSide used her passion for fancy dress to reflect her feelings and current personal issues. Her images are loosely based around connections to both pre-existing animation characters and those from her vivid imagination. BrightSide’s characters act as reflections and observations of desires, drawn together by the desire to shift, change or indulge.
The concept was derived from how fairytales in particular, have skewed the vision of romance. The work acts as part of a self-reprogramming experiment by selecting several fable characters to identify with. Each character represented good and naughty, and acts as a pathway for self-discovery, perhaps, without the necessity for that ‘knight in shining armour to unexpectedly show up to the rescue.’
The opening night included pole dancing by Bobbi’s Pole Dancing Studio, contortions by Bendy Em, roaming cupids by Dwarf Your Party and live music by Erskine Brown, Mr Bamboo and The Cope Street Parade. Complimentary ice cold XXXX Summer Bright Beer and Green Fairy Absinth cocktails were served by ‘muscled up’ topless waiters.
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