From a safe 1.5 metres…
The Sisters of Perpetual Plastix are a performative duo combatting the general public’s desire to confess their plastic-waste sins.
The Sisters of Perpetual Plastix, involves two nuns called Sister Glitter Nullius (Juundaal) and Sister Ninny Nurdles (Amber) who belong to a religious order locked into a complex love/hate relationship with plastic! Contradiction // hypocrisy // worship, the Sisters are working their way through the metaphor …. Perhaps they can absolve you of your plastic sins…
This idea was conceptualised after being pitched by Kim Williams and Lucas Ihlein, working on their own project apart of Sydney’s 22nd Biennale.
Our work attempts to play with ideas of entrapment and loss of hope in relation to plastic-waste by embodying the character of nuns, and strengthening our knowledge and awareness of plastics with imagery to Catholicism.
The Sisters were meant to act within the space and context of the Biennale on Cockatoo Island, but due to latest COVID-19 closures and social distancing regulations, have committed to work and perform from remote locations capturing content digitally.
NIRIN is the theme of the 2020 Biennale of Sydney led by artistic director Brook Andrew.
Meaning edge, NIRIN is a word of Andrew’s mother’s Nation, the Wiradjuri people of western New South Wales.
“NIRIN is not a periphery, it is our centre, and it expresses dynamic existing and ancient practices that speak loudly. NIRIN decentres, challenges and transforms dominant narratives, such as the 2020 Captain Cook anniversary in Australia and reorients Western mapping, shining a light on sites of being that are often ignored or rendered invisible. NIRIN is an inspirational journey driven by stories and grass-root practices, realised through twisting perceptions, moments of transition and a sense of being in the world that is interconnected.”Brook Andrew, 2020