girlblogging | Live at the Bandstand
Urban Dictionary defines a girlblogger as “a young female that owns an internet blog, in which
she spreads very creative and cute content” (@Girlblogger 2021). We’d like to add that it’s also
about posting your favourite things online. It’s like using the internet as your own personal diary.
girlblogging is a theatre event in which Crush Collective presents a collection of “creative and
cute” performances, inspired by some of our favourite online things. As digital natives, we’d like
to invite you to girlblog with us in real time. Record us all you want. We don’t care. Inspired by
various websites, viral videos, online games and niche internet communities, girlblogging
unfolds in a manner that is part music gig, part Tumblr dashboard, and part...’just hanging out’.
It is a post-digital rendering of the performativity and sociability of the internet, IRL. After two
years of being online by ourselves, let’s go there together.
About the Artist
Crush Collective is a performance and mixed media collective run by Bella Whitcher, Leah Herbert and Ellen Houghton. The aim of Crush Collective is to produce contemporary works created by emerging artists within local communities. Crush Collective first began hosting Theatre Nights at Society City (2021-2022), allowing new writers and artists to present their work in progress to a supportive audience. The collective was then a recipient of Wollongong Council’s Creative Wollongong Quick Response Grants (2022), where Crush Collective provided free writing workshops to women within the community at Society City. The writing from the participants in this workshop was then accumulated into a script which became a show performed at Society City, titled Feral Women (2022). This show allowed actors and non actors to showcase their work to members of the community. Crush Collective also produced an interactive multimedia event titled girlblogging (2022) as part of Bella’s Honours Project at the University of Wollongong. The Collective now runs Writers Night (2023) and Crush Nights (2023) at Merrigong’s new venue at 93 Crown St, allowing writers and artists from all practices to come together and work on projects in a supportive space.
Please note, the performance space is accessible via stairs only.
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