“It’s important to us that what we do is performative, it’s camp and it’s satirical and it’s funny.”
The Department of Homo Affairs (DOHA) is a performance and research collective, generating critical queer commentary and artefacts relating to Australia’s border politics and cultures of white supremacy and xenophobia. The Department’s practice is broad but currently centres on film production, costume design, print (fabrics and paper) and choreography. DOHA participated in the 2018 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with their critical contribution Turn Back the Floats. They have also produced a small publication Employment Handbook, as well as postcards and t-shirts for the 2019 Other Worlds Zine Fair.
In 2020, DOHA conducted Operation If I Could Turn Back Time at Mardi Gras; peacefully protesting the presence of the Liberal party float and the 250th year since Cook’s violent landing at Kamay (Botany Bay).
Learn more about The Department of Homo Affairs.