Técha Noble Party Body Rewind 2015, photographic still Jordan Graham

Técha Noble is an installation artist, graphic designer, fashion designer, stage designer, music clip director, performance artist and a founding member of the Sydney performance group The Kingpins.

Her inter-disciplinary practice allows for her work to be shown in a variety of contexts including gallery exhibitions, as part of museum collections, paraded down runways, as video clips, at rock concerts, on album covers  and print material.

Técha explores gender, landscape, power structures and identity in her work using popular and alternative culture as reference points, drawing on specific areas of art theory and social philosophy.

Técha performed at Day for Night 2015, a Performance Space event celebrating queer culture as part of Mardi Gras. Documentation of the performance  Party Body Rewind will be shown at UTS Gallery as part of her solo exhibition Crystal Romeo.

 

Within my own practice I work with the oscillation of character, gender and the body in relation to the environment through costume, animist figurations and decorative codes….Much of my work is a collision of aesthetics that applies ‘low’ cultural forms in debasing ‘high’ cultural space. – Técha Noble

 

Hear Técha speak about her work on Das Platforms / videos

 

Her artistic influences include:

Cindy Sherman

Leigh Bowery:

- Interview on ‘The Clothes Show’ 1988

- Essay by Robyn Healey

David Bowie

Claude Cahun

Poncha Nostra

Ugo Rondinone

Andrea Crews

Meit Warlop:

- interview

- performance

Arcimboldo

Norman Lindsay