‘When I think about art, I think: what raises the hair on your arms’
In the first part of this funny, fabulous and very candid two-part episode of The Witness Interview, Ben Keene talks to the seductive and subversive Moira Finucane. With Jackie Smith, Moira is half of the powerhouse that is Finucane and Smith. Their variety-style performance art has become a staple of our performance landscape, and generated a loyal worldwide following. Here she talks candidly about the passions and struggles informing her work and how she began to create her unique form of queer performance.
Finucane and Smith have won 15 theatre awards, including The Patrick White Playwright Award, Cuba’s National Theatre Award, the CHAMACO for the most outstanding International Presentation of 2015, 7 Green Room Awards, the Outstanding Contribution to Cabaret Award, Scotland on Sunday’s “Hottest Temptation of the Festival”, the Australia Council for the Arts Theatre Fellowship. Finucane was also a Creative Fellow of the National Gallery of Victoria, the first ever appointed.