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MAASive Lates: Civil DISCObedience

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The Powerhouse Museum opens their doors after dark for a special evening of creativity and collective action set amongst their most disruptive new exhibitions.

See the Museum in a whole new light at this adults-only interactive extravaganza of creativity, dancing, performance and debate. Wayward citizens are encouraged to bust out their finest hard hats and steel cap boots to get their bodies in motion for a night of grinding disco beats.

Inspired by the rebellious and unruly themes of intriguing new exhibitions Disobedient Objects and Evidence: Brook Andrew, this special edition of MAASive Lates hosted by Nell Schofield features an eclectic collection of guest performers and groups to interact with––including performances by the amazing Martenitsa Choir (the voice of Bulgarian women in the fields), the beginning of a new social movement with 100 Moving Men against domestic violence; a yarn with the Knitting Nannas Against Gas, poetry from Samuel Wagan Watson, artist Michael Cutrupi from Fat Boy Dancing and some surprise flash flamenco––all while DJ Simon Caldwell rocks your underworld.

Currently on loan from London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, Disobedient Objects is purely worth a visit for its inspired collection of diverse objects from 30 years of political activism across the world, with objects borrowed from activists and activist groups. Whereas Evidence: Brook Andrew is an art installation that uses the rich MAAS collection to bring an Australian perspective to how objects can act as evidence of social change.

Civil Discobedience visitors are free to wander from performers, to the dance floor, and between objects as activists and artists weld their direct-action tool belts together under a shimmering mirror ball. There’ll be a cash bar and food available to fuel your disobedient bodies. (AM)

Nov 26 (6pm-9pm). Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo. $15-$25. Tickets & info: maas.museum

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