Betty Grumble

Sydney, NSW

Transformative and WILD. See Grumble” – Peaches

 

 

Why is the ABC taking this sex clown SERIOUSLY?”
– Andrew Bolt

 

Emma Maye Gibson (AKA Betty Grumble) is a Sydney-based performance artist. Largely through the avatar/war mask/love letter/totem critter of Betty Grumble she engages her body as a political and medicinal site of performative catharsis, often in a genre smash of ritual physical theatre, cabaret, performance art and multi-media.

She is a proud ecosexual and believes in the shamanic/shawomanly power of live space. She has her Masters in Fine Arts/Arse and has presented work at Dark Mofo, Sydney Opera House, Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Perth & Adelaide Fringes, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI), Belvoir St Theatre, The Bearded Tit, Berlin Fringe, and beyond. She believes in the flesh riot and is currently engaged in developing a new work under the guidance of mentor Annie Sprinkle in her world-saving trilogy of performance ceremony.

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Grumble Womanifesto

 

I Betty Grumble am a war mask, love letter, critter and art wish of a woman in the world.

I promise to resonate joy, turning my body into a source of renewable love energy.

I am a proud Ecosexual.

I thank you Body. Earth Body, Cosmic Body, Collective Body, Communing Body.

I want to re-destribute power via the vehicles of pleasure, creating rituals of dance, theatre, poetry, film, sculpture and song.

I want to collaborate with fierce forces, uniting in grief, rage, hope and sex energy.

I promise to Read The Vibe with ongoing pursuit to Be The Vibe.

I dedicate my invention to Spirit, respecting, acknowledging and listening to the First Nation voices of our world.

I love you.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.