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Flesh Hook Suspension / Energy Pulls __________The Carnie

October 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT

Flesh Hook Suspension
The act of suspension is hanging the body from hooks pierced through the flesh in various places around the body. Want to Suspend? There are many different reasons to suspend. The reasons extend from wanting a pure adrenaline or endorphin rush, to conquering ones fears, to trying to reach a new level of spiritual consciousness. People suspend to attain some sort of experience: a deeper sense of themselves, a spiritual encounter, or a letting go not being complete inside their body. Some are looking to take control over their bodies, or are seeking to prove to themselves that they can live beyond the physical, perhaps disconnect from their bodies completely. Finally, some simply seek to explore the unknown. Hook suspension experience for guest attending event option is available as well, including energy pulls.
Observer $30
Hook Suspension: $180
Energy Pull: $100
Tom Hill aka The_Carnie
Tom based in Chicago, IL and has traveled all over the world. He has degrees in Art, Communication and Theater, Certified Teacher, Certified Entertainment Rigger, Certified in BloodBorne Pathogens Training & Healthcare BLS/AED & First Aid. Previously has taught at Northwestern University, Lillstreet Art Center, Beverly Art Center, and more. Even though Tom has been performing on a professional level since he was a teenager in college is where he delved into performance art creations of experiential environmentally controlled happenings. Tom founded a performance arts and entertainment company called The Carnival of Curiosity & Chaos, where him and his creative team built “WOW” happenings for various nightclubs and venues. Tom has exploded out on the scene for his artistic hook suspension performance pieces. Tom is an experienced and licensed professional that has been working in the industry performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. Tom has toured all over the USA with national tattoo conventions, as well as lectured on Hook Suspension and Needle Play showcasing those skills nationwide. To him, it’s not just another piercing, it is an unique and personal experience. Therefore, the specifics and details of each person in which Tom modifies are not only important, but is the basis of the quality work and open minded attitude when providing the fine body art. With absolute procession Tom skillfully executed needle piercings to create a complex and elaborate line work. The body is a resonating anchor point for the lines. His artistic vision crosses over into the care and attention to details with his piercings and needle play work. The connections are deeply evident when he works, tending to the safety and health of those who he suspends.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        


October 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
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222A Johnston Street,Collingwood,3066,AU