Queer PowerPoint – Artist Call-Out

Classic Blue by Xanthe Dobbie

“If they do an inadequate job with PowerPoint, they would do just as bad using something else.”

Robert Gaskins, Inventor of PowerPoint

An evening of corporate presentations and personal optimisation. But queer.

Sydney-based queer artists of all artforms and interests – we are commissioning four new artworks that go deep down your favourite rabbithole to explore something you’ve learnt, felt, got obsessed with or freaked out by over lockdown.

There is only one rule – you must share your idea in a 15-minute talk with slides built using that most staid, straight and ubiquitous of programming tools – Microsoft PowerPoint.

Created by Xanthe Dobbie and Harriet Gillies, and produced by Thom Smyth for Unfunded Empathy, Queer PowerPoint offers a small fee and support to explore a new idea and share it with a crowd of cuties.

This is the inaugural outing of a new performance night for Sydney – no performance or PowerPoint skill necessary.


The Basics

EOIs are super simple and due Friday 19 November – just let us know your idea, why you are so into it, and give us a link to your website, insta or other examples of your work.

Artists will be notified on Sunday 21 November.

Number of spots: 4 artists to be programmed

Fee: $400  Expected work load: 1-2 days max including performance

Performance date: Friday 3 Dec 

Venue: 107 Projects, Redfern St, Redfern

Got questions? Email Thom at thom@unfundedempathy.com



Creative Team

Co-Creators
Harriet Gillies, Xanthe Dobbie & Thom Smyth

Co-Curators & Featuring
Harriet Gillies & Xanthe Dobbie

Sound & Tunes
jonny seymour

Creative Producer
Thom Smyth

Production Manager
Charlie Kember



Production Info

Queer Powerpoint is supported by 107 Projects through their 107 Presents Artist Residency Program.

This event encompasses a commissioning and development platform and performance night, performed in the room and on the Zoom.

Please get in touch for more info – thom@unfundedempathy.com


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