On the Couch with Hissy Fit

FOLA Hissy Fit photo by Alex DaviesWho is Hissy Fit?
Hissy Fit is a collaboration between Sydney-based artists, Jade Muratore, Emily O’Connor and Nat Randall, making work across video, performance and sound. Their work investigates notions of deviancy and control, acted on and/or through the gendered body.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Emily: Entomologist
Nat: Politician
Jade: Academic

Who inspires you and why?
Chrissy Amphlett for her formidable performative intensity.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Continue making art.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Emily: The dark web
Nat: Eggs and Bacon Bay, Tasmania – for the oysters
Jade: London – to art and history nerd out in the museums and galleries

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
Little Congwong nude beach followed by Palms on Oxford Street – for a gay old time.

What are you currently reading?
Emily: Testo Junkie – Beatriz Preciaeo
Nat: Intimacy (collection of essays) – Ed. Lauren Belant
Jade: Music, the Brain, And Ecstasy – Robert Jourdain

What are you currently listening to?
Emily: Rhianna’s new album, Anti
Arthur Russell, Calling out of Context
U.S. Girls, Half Free

Happiness is?
Emily: Alexis Jordan
Nat: Bernie Sanders becoming president
Jade: Sex, cats and punk music

What does the future hold for you?
Creatively, continue to challenge ourselves in the way that we make work, experimenting with new practices – both collaboratively and individually – and moving through new conceptual territories.

Hissy Fit will present, I Might Blow Up Someday at the North Melbourne Town Hall as part of the Festival of Live Art from 2 – 5 March 2016. For more information, visit: www.fola.com.au For more information on Hissy Fit, visit: www.hissy-fit.com for details.

Image: Hissy Fit’s I Might Blow Up Someday –  photo by Alex Davies