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Polito: a crimson audio-visual landscape

  • Classic Southside 9 Gordon Street Elsternwick Australia (map)

Electronic composition and bodily practice conspire to display a mesmerising audiovisual landscape in this invigorating performance event at MPavilion. Polito x Visual Display is a collaboration between electronic music duo Robert Downie and Finnian Langham (Polito) and performers Arabella Frahn-Starkie and Hillary Goldsmith (Visual Display). Both parties engage with improvisational scores, responding to each other and their varied surroundings.

One of the aims of this collaboration is to diversify and expand how you, the audience, can experience dance and music. Through physical engagement with rhythmic music, time is subdivided into instances which are collectively experienced. At the heart of crafting live performance is creating space for human connection, and facilitating shared experiences which can transcend language and culture.


two girls and a pop song // two girls and a pop song are perhaps two girls and a pop song. gender defined and undefined they deconstruct pop culture references through a conceptual lens. Presenting clashing scene of melodrama, celebrity iconoclasm and undercutting the hyper sexualisation of the body. They present and untangle a representation of "girl" in all their glory. They are pink vomit and sticky tears. Two GRLS have been making high quality low fi virtual and live chaos since 2015. Oonagh and Rachael are Two Girls !¿ and a pop song.


Doors // 8:00

two girls and a pop song // 8:30

POLITO // 9:30



In the Classic Southside Room at Classic Cinema, Elsternwick.

Classic Cinema is wheelchair accessible. For those who need it, there is an elevator inside the cinema that leads into Classic Southside. 

This is a safe space. No racism, homophobia, transphobia, classist, ableist attitudes, fatphobia or other violent behaviour will be tolerated.

South of the City is a social enterprise focused on activating creative spaces on the southside with music, art and film. 

Run by a network of young people – musicians, artists, filmmakers and dancers – we’re invested in supporting, promoting and putting on arts events closer to home.


We acknowledge that this event, takes place on stolen Indigenous land. We pay our respect to the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Peoples of the Kulin nation as the custodians of the land on which we work. Sovereignty was never ceded and treaties have not been signed. 

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