Deborah Kelly: CREATION
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery presents Deborah Kelly: CREATION — a queer insurrectionary science fiction climate change religion, unfurling through years of collaborations across generations, identities, artforms and sites. The work manifests in human encounters; through exhibitions, performances and public workshops.
Defying fires, floods, fevers and emboldened discriminatory exclusion dressed up as ‘religious freedom’, CREATION works with marginalised communities to develop a vivid new belief system. Ways to gather, to commune; a framework for imagining a place in a more than human world. An elaborate queer lattice to support the viridian and the speculative.
CREATION confronts climate crisis and truth decay with a crowd-sourced faith drawn from practical politics, mysticism and collectivity. Through cross-disciplinary projects, public brainstorms and participatory performances, this religion evolves before our very eyes.