Worthwhile Risk - Kate Beckingham (NSW)
Opening - 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 6th of May
Artist Talk - 5:30 PM
Running - 7 May 2015 - 23 May 2015
In Worthwhile risk Kate Beckingham revisits the physical activities she undertook while on a residency in Iceland in late-2013. Her difficulties and struggles when crossing uneven and unknown terrain are explored in the present time of the gallery using photographic images and sculptural forms. Gestures of falling, reaching and stepping up are implicitly referenced as a way of considering the time passed between her instinctive reactions in the Icelandic landscape and the act of making this work. By placing images of gestures alongside apparently useless objects, this exhibition brings into being Beckingham’s thought processes; compressing the distance between present art making and past accidents, time and space.
Beckingham’s practice contemplates how we experience in-between spaces from the position of the perceptual body. Worthwhile risk furthers this investigation by considering the spaces situated between the viewer and the art object. By considering the time and space between the catalyst of work and final output, Beckingham is also able to reference the intuitive processes and actions undertaken in the privacy of her studio. Therefore, this exhibition reveals not only Beckingham’s experiences in Iceland, but also what happened upon her return.
(Above) Image: Hold on #2, Kate Beckingham, 2014, Digital C-type print, 50 x 77 cm.