Queer PHOTO: The Zizi Show

  • Jake Elwes, from the series Zizi - Queering the Dataset, 2019.
    Jake Elwes, from the series Zizi - Queering the Dataset, 2019.
Queer PHOTO: The Zizi Show
Artists: Jake Elwes

Exhibition Date: 27 January—24 May 2024
Event Information

The Zizi Project explores the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and drag performance.

Drag challenges gender and explores otherness, while AI is often mystified as a concept and tool, it is complicit in reproducing social bias. Zizi combines these themes through a deepfake, synthesised drag identity created using machine learning.

The project explores what AI can teach us about drag, and what drag can teach us about AI.

Exhibition Date: 27 January—24 March 2024

Artworks are located across the Riverside Lawn, Myrtle Café, Lawn River & Pier and Weaving Sustainable Futures garden.

This exhibition is part of Queer PHOTO, a site-wide activation comprising large-scale outdoor works, indoor gallery exhibitions, and an interactive public program by local and international artists as part of Midsumma Festival. Check out Queer PHOTO Exhibition for more information.

A Queer PHOTO exhibition program presented by Midsumma and PHOTO Australia Supported by Creative Victoria through the Victorian Government’s Go West Fund.

Date & Times

Saturday 27 January 10:00 am

Sunday 24 March 4:00 pm

Footscray Community Arts Riverside Lawn


QueerPHOTO at Footscray Community Arts