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, 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
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.
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.
The imagery on the cloth may suggest the face, a smear of mascara, stained and smudged by another movement, pressing, rubbing, removing.
Thanks Victoria Hollings for the photos and video of the performance !
This post was originally published on my student blog, here.