Everyone’s a stranger to me now

6 November 2018

Everyone's a stranger to me now table detail low res

Everyone’s a stranger to me now, detail of pressed work

About the exhibition:

I can’t put my finger on it brings together artists that eschew object based or pictorial representations and embrace instead, an experience of materiality that is no longer a given or manifest trace of human agency. These works seek to challenge hierarchies of consciousness that objectify relationships, beings, language and materials and offers instead, a new materialism and means of knowing the world beyond ‘thingness’.

Opening at 6pm on Thursday, November 1st. Sponsored by Epic Beer!

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe exhibition low res

Everyone’s a stranger to me now, performance in ‘I can’t put my finger on it’, a group exhibition at DEMO, 1 – 4 November 2018.

Everyone's a stranger to me now wall work long view

Everyone’s a stranger to me now, wall work

Everyone’s a stranger to me now is a durational performance; pressing, steaming, sizzling as moisture is forced from pieces of cloth which hold images that suggest the face, the trace of a woman, a moment that has passed.

A fraction of my performance, Everyone’s a stranger to me now, for the opening of

I can’t put my finger on it, a group exhibition at DEMO, 1 – 4 November 2018.

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe pressing low res

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe working back to back low res

The work of ironing; pressing, carefully, slowly, mirrors work of care, attention and process, the cloth changes from damp grey material to a crisp, dry, white, cloth but still stained, and progressively may burn. The process of ironing is never complete, the creases never really leave, returning with use and laundering.

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe working behind Mel's box again low res

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe Yolunda watching low res

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe standing tall low res

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe pressing close low res

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe placing the work on the table low res

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe standing low res

Everyone's a stranger to me now Angela Rowe set up low res

Everyone's a stranger to me now wall work low res

The imagery on the cloth may suggest the face, a smear of mascara, stained and smudged by another movement, pressing, rubbing, removing.

Everyone's a stranger to me now wall detail one low res

Thanks Victoria Hollings for the photos and video of the performance !

This post was originally published on my student blog, here.

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