In this live-streamed event, Shandy will re-imagine the possibilities of broadcast television, bringing together DJ sets, comedy bits, interviews, and performances from Meanjin’s queer community to bring you an at home queer dance party experience.
Do you flick on your screen and find yourself unable to escape nauseating cis-het antics? More breakfast TV racism? Yet another gender reveal party starting a fire? THAT [points in general direction of US politics]?
Well lucky you for you, Shandy and the queers of Meanjin (Brisbane) have heard you’re in a crisis, and they’re on their way! Like a scantily-clad, glittery Super Nanny, they’re here to put you in that naughty corner you’ve been dying to try out.
Commissioned by the IMA for Making Art Work, Shandy presents, Bris 69: a live streamed queer dance party broadcast from the IMA Belltower.
Briz 69 is a re-imagining of broadcast television as it could be—with queer people and their voices being celebrated, and taking over and subverting the shows we all know and love/hate. Join us for this deep dive into a world where the medium has been liberated from the shackles of cis-heteronormativity— and the gay agenda is shoved down your throats!
Live streaming Saturday 24 October, 7-11pm AEST.
Featuring: Golda Guido, Thomas Parer (AKA Sweaty Baby), Phil Marrii, Les Smith, Parallel Park, Richie L’Estrange, Crimson Coco, The Silver Stone, Shaye Windsor as well as DJ ENN, Liminal Grace, and more. Read more and view the full credits via the Facebook event.
Video produced by Dan Anderson & Ben Cotgrove.
Photos courtesy Seamus Platt.
Shandy is a semi-bi-monthly dance party based in Meanjin (Brisbane) for the queer community, featuring artists from across mediums, including drag, burlesque, theatre, DJing, visual art, and film. It is rooted in a proud history of parties that allow queer people to emancipate themselves from the normative shackles of society, be themselves, and ultimately bring this community together. Shandy has mainly bubbled up at Black Bear Lodge, with occasional bubbles forming at the Spring Hill Baths, or online.
Thomas Parer (aka Sweaty Baby) started Shandy in early 2019 in an effort to address the atomised nature of the queer community in Meanjin, and to create somewhere to feel free. Thomas is a lawyer by day, and DJ and creative producer by night. He is passionate about creating safer spaces which foster connection through partying. He believes that the dancefloor can serve as a means to achieve liberation via the medium of sweaty, passionate dancing.