September ExhibitIons

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FRONT GALLERY: NANCY DOWNES (SA) - ON / OFF CIRCLE

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 6th September

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 7th - 22nd September 2017

As a circumstance of encounter, on / off circle emphasises the complex nature of human connections, intersections and interactions. With a focus on ‘bottom-up’ processing and non-verbal gesture, the body as a site is explored in it’s capacity to attune and respond to the environment in which it is emplaced. Viewers are invited to participate, and enter the meditative spaces offered by each sculptural form, using themselves and other participants as a gauge in sensing varied and social proximities. 

Through perceptual and sensual interactions with the works, a complex and unscripted system of social rituals and conventions surface: a call and response of cues and miscues at play. With this specific attention to the senses, on / off circle offers an embodied encounter of human phenomena that are simultaneously simple and profound: anxieties hovering over interactions.

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BACK GALLERY: ALYCIA BENNETT (SA) - 21ST CENTURY EXPLORER

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 6th September

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 7th - 22nd September 2017

In 21st Century Explorer, Alycia Bennett responds to the fracturing of private and public space within the digital realm. The spaces once called private are becoming more public than ever via online broadcasting and social platforms. Connectivity is easily accessible, yet it does come at a price to the individual as it is hard to disconnect at will. Bennett considers how the struggle for anonymity and ability to become invisible online has become a site for power. The face has come to be a symbol for privacy and the surface of the skin, a barrier to protect the self from surveillance. The relationship between the body and the machine is interrogated using new media techniques, video and performance to explore ideas surrounding privacy, consent and surveillance in a public sphere.

FELTDARK: ALYCIA BENNETT (SA)

Screening from 8:00pm - Wednesday, 6th September

Running - 7th - 22nd September 2017

FELTdark is viewable: Wed - Thur: 6pm - 12am, Fri: 7pm - 12am, Sat: 6pm - 12am