EDGING  is a new collaboration with cross-artform queer artist Samanneh Pourshafighi. 

This new performance will interrogate how border control, queerness and popular culture intersect—starting with how Australian refugee tribunals expect people to prove their queerness through a Western lens.


Created by APHIDS
Lead Artists: Lara Thoms, Mish Grigor, Sammaneh Pourshafighi
Full team to be announced

This project has been supported by the City of Melbourne through Arts House as part of CultureLAB and made possible by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the City of Melbourne, and Creative Victoria through its Creative Enterprises Program, the City of Melbourne through its ACIP program, and Creative Victoria through its Creative Enterprises Program.

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.