Disembodied, Curated by Meagan Jones (SA), Feat artists: Allison Chhorn, Ebony Heidenreich, Emily Clinton, Tamzin Buchan, Kerryn Levy, Zoe Brooks
Opening - 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 3rd of June
Artist Talk - 5:30 PM
Running - 4 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
Disembodied is a group exhibition exploring artists’ understandings of the human form how it relates to this state of being. Six emerging South Australian artists, working across various disciplines including, ceramics, sculpture, painting and video, will share their experiences and thoughts in relation to the theme of ‘disembodiment’.
The body is not only one of the most popular subject matters throughout visual art history, but also plays a key role in symbolising and expressing oneself in contemporary society. This obsession extends to technology, dieting, fashion and exercise, all of which are personal experiences of the individual within the body.
Disembodied will be experienced and explored through the medium of sight, bringing attention to the culturally constructed way we view the body. These constructions lead to feelings of disembodiment; being separated from one’s body, identity and physical presence. The mind can feel disconnected from the body because of the skewed visual representations of the human form. The mind wanders without the physical inhibitions of the body; it’s an out-of-body experience.
The artists will present their creative interpretation of ‘disembodiment’ and what it means to them. Works will explore notions of form, psychosocial well-being, consciousness , identity, technology and expression. Concepts of perception and reality will be questioned and explored.
(Above) Image: Kerryn Levy, Second Nature, 2014, 30.0 x 20.0 x 15.0 cm, porcelain