Pony Express

Sydney, NSW & Hobart, TAS

“It may be too late to stop the devastating forces unleashed by global capital from decimating biodiversity, but humanity may still have the chance to channel a less barren and loveless end.

According to Australian-American art duo Pony Express, we might even be able to enjoy it.”

– Vice

Pony Express is an experimental, Live Art duo led by Ian Sinclair and Loren Kronemyer. Through their pandrogynous collaborative process, Pony Express work across platforms of media art, performance, video and transdisciplinary research. Creating immersive alternate realities that reflect themes of adaptation, global weirding and the slow apocalypse. Presenting in a diverse array of traditional and non-traditional venues and cooperating with communities, organisations and subcultures at the forefront of environmental futures.

The duo focus on queer ecologies and nonhuman politics to build worlds that trouble the ethical landscape of the present day.

Pony Express are seasonal lecturers at the Iceland University of the Arts, Listaháskóli Íslands and have exhibited or toured nationally and internationally including Fórum do Futuro Porto; Santarcangelo Festival; DARK MOFO; Underbelly Festival; Fringe World; Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts; Climate Century and Adhocracy – Vital Statistix; LiveWorks Festival of Experimental Art; Next Wave Festival; NIDA Art Colony – Vilnius Academy of Arts; Westspace Gallery; OktoLab Artback NT; Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies; Constance ARI; CP Projects Space; New York School of Visual Arts and the Australian Centre for Photography.

Pony Express have been profiled in Vice; The Guardian; ABC Arts; Vouge; i-D Magazine; The Creators Project; Queerty; GQ; Out magazine; IceHole; Broadly; Elephant; Asia Pacific Arts; Artlink; The Christian Post; Quadrant; The Spectator & HUSTLER.

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Loren Kronemyer (Tas)

Loren Kronemyer is an artist living and working in regional lutruwita (Tasmania), Australia. Her works span interactive and live performance, experimental media art, and large-scale worldbuilding projects aimed at exploring ecological futures and survival skills. As part of duo Pony Express, she is co-creator of projects like Ecosexual Bathhouse, a touring queer sex club for the entire ecosystem.

She collaborates frequently with laboratories, including most recently as the first resident at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, and received the first Masters of Biological Arts Degree from SymbioticA Lab at the University of Western Australia. She is a mentor at the Icelandic Academy of Art for their Masters of Performing Arts program, and a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania.  She has just completed a summer residency at HIAP (Helsinki) and premiered the new live artwork After Erika Eiffel at ANTI festival in September 2019.

Ian Sinclair (NSW)

Ian is an experimental artist, playwright & dramaturge exploring immersive & participatory installation, Live Art & cross-art form collaboration. Developing projects that consider fragility, queerness, & the ecological uncanny.

His writing blends banal dialogue with free-form flights of fancy & comic book hyperreality to explore hauntological & conflictual futurism.

Recent projects highlights & commissions include: Inter-Format Symposium on Rites & Terrabytes (Nida Art Colony), Tentaculum (Constance ARI); Club Ecosex Ecosexual Bathhouse (touring as Pony Express); Rules of Summer & Farm (Spare Parts Puppet Theatre);  Fecund: Fertile Worlds (Art Back NT); Epoch Wars (Arts House CultureLab) & Lost With Out You (Arts House CultureLab).

In 2017, Sinclair won a Malcolm Robertson Foundation Emerging Writers Award for his play Whale Fall (Black Swan Theatre) & in 2018 was the Stephen Cummins Queer Bequest recipient (Performance Space).

2018-19 projects include: Raft of the Medusa at Climate Century (Vital Statistix), Body To Bodies Dirt Daddy at OAF, Plant+Human (Australian Centre of Photography), Epoch Wars (Performing Lines) & Okto-Lab (University of Tasmania).  Sinclair has a BA (Contemporary Performance) from Edith Cowan University, is a seasonal Lecturer for MFA Performing Arts (Iceland University of the Arts) & co-curator of Australia-China Exchange 2019 (Performing Lines; Ping Pong; Australian Arts & Culture Fund).

In 2020, Sinclair will premiere large-scale, immersive work Epoch Wars at Dark Mofo & plays Whale Fall at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts & Nocturna at Subiaco Art Centre supported by the Western Australian Theatre Initiative.

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27 February 2020
Melbourne, VIC

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