Arts & Entertainment

3x3x2 Festival of New Works – Hydraulic Fucking

Yuwaalaraay artist Cheryn Frost will be playing across the gender spectrum as she plays both male and female characters in Hydraulic Fucking, a queer political performance where she will also portray Mother Earth as a disco-ball slinging drag queen.
Hydraulic Fucking looks at the destruction of Mother Earth at the hands of our government and multi-billion dollar corporations. We’ve screwed her long enough, and she’s fighting back. This is for our mother,” said Frost.
This new work examines the destruction of our earth and the environmental impacts from fracking and the mining industry. In a bold statement, Frost draws parallels between the misuse of land and sexual consent.
“One of my characters is portraying the corporations and the other is the voice of Mother Earth and what she would say if she could speak back to us, whilst also giving agency back to the land and traditional owners who are fighting this war,” said Frost.
Frost hopes that this performance will be a “fire starter” for audiences, saying: “I hope you to go away from it and do something about it. These companies are assaulting the land, Mother Earth is screaming out for help, and we can’t be bystanders. The fight is on, and it’s not long until the change is irreversible.”
Hydraulic Fucking is one of three works from boundary-pushing young artists premiering as part of the 3x3x2 Festival Of New Works at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, also featuring Emily Dash and Christie Woodhouse. (AM)

Aug 14-24. PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville. $25-$30. Tickets & info: www.pact.net.au