​Annihilation and transformation. Light and sound drenched performance illuminating SASA Gallery for one night only.

Samstag is thrilled to announce Exosmosis, a new durational performance by Virginia Barratt & Em König [sadworm].

Over three decades, trans-media artist Virginia Barratt has been instrumental in developing critiques around gender politics and the digital realm, gaining recognition as a pioneer of the cyberfeminist movement in the early ‘90s as founding member of the collective VNS Matrix.

Exosmosis is centered around interaction between Barratt as performer and König’s responsive live soundscape. In this space, the artists explore the pivotal role annihilation has to play in transformation and growth in a work encompassing light, a wall of sound, sticky props, and the body.

Em König is a poet, musician and performer working in Tarntanya/Adelaide who has presented work across Vitalstatistix, The Substation, fine print, Feast Festival and the Emerging Writers’ Festival, in GIRL & Winter Witches, as a solo artist and under the moniker Nina in Ecstasy.

Presented as part of Illuminate Adelaide's MAAD (Music & Art After Dark), a multi-venue celebration of art, music and ideas. For one night only, MAAD will take over the northwest corner of the CBD, bringing out the best in the west with a party to remember.


Saturday 31 July
SASA Gallery
Kaurna Building, UniSA
(a short walk from Samstag)
RSVP here


Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.