Uncomfortable Gesture - Mira Oosterweghel (VIC)

Opening - 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 4th of February

Artist Talk - 5:30 PM

Running - 4 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015

Mira Oosterweghel is a contemporary artist living and working in Melbourne. Graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Mira has exhibited widely across galleries and festivals in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Christchurch and Utrecht. Her object and performance works are grounded in an exploration of the body and its relation to site, structure and systems. Mira uses the body performatively to open up a dialog surrounding discourses of power.

Uncomfortable Gesture is a document of performative and repetitive action, which examines the tension and resistance inherent in movements and behaviours as we navigate our bodies through our cultural landscape. Showing uncomfortable, visceral bodily movements, on an endless loop, Uncomfortable Gesture seeks to draw attention to the restrictions placed upon our bodies by hegemonic systems, as well as how our gestures and actions are affected by these behavioural codes.

Image: Mira Oosterweghel, A Body: Resistance, 2013. Still from looped HD video.

Image courtesy of Melissa Edwards.

Update: Mira Oosterweghel was awarded the Eran Svigos Award for best visual artist in 2015s Adelaide Fringe.

  Image courtesy of artist and Steph Fuller Photography

Image courtesy of artist and Steph Fuller Photography

  Image courtesy of artist and Steph Fuller Photography

Image courtesy of artist and Steph Fuller Photography

  Image courtesy of artist and Steph Fuller Photography

Image courtesy of artist and Steph Fuller Photography