Fleeting Flashing of Fervour
Opening 25.06.14 6-9pm
Artist Talks 28.06.14 2-4m
Fleeting Flash of Fervour is an act of queering popular culture and creating an all encompassing adolescent experience through the medium of film and television. It explores the lack of representation of queer adolescents in popular culture, and the counter-reading that can be produced to view self-reflective imagery. Focusing on how popular culture reinforces standard gender and sexual roles, this film installation subverts heteronormative structures by privileging queer imagery over the normative and by reinterpreting images to reflect the queer adolescent experience.
Derek Sargent is a sculpture and installation artist based in Adelaide. His work is concerned with the development of identity and sexuality in the formative years of adolescence. He explores the extent to which heteronormative culture enforces and oppresses imagery and thought. In 2013 he graduated from the South Australia School of Art with first class Honours, where he was also awarded the Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation three times. He is a co-director at the artist run initiative FELTspace and is also an education officer at the SASA gallery.