New exhibition An Unnatural Theatre curated by CJ Mahony
Sophie Clements | CJ Mahony | Jorge Rivera | Alice Walton
This four-person show presents Aid & Abet as a space to be altered, a stage of actions and encounters for audiences. An Unnatural Theatre tests the relationship between the moving and the fixed and reveals process at the moment of a fold or the point of collapse.
the image, its absence // the space, its loss // the body, its physical limits
An Unnatural Theatre encompasses sculpture, performance and film and explores a number of themes common to each artist, in particular the body's relationship to space, scale, materiality and process.
CJ Mahony will be constructing a site-specific immersive sculpture using industrial materials. Alice Walton will present a collection of sculptural objects configured to cause consideration of scale and the image. Sophie Clements will be showing film projections as a sculptural device to deconstruct and re-assemble time and material. Jorge Rivera's film, In the Skin of the Bull, contrasts the making of a sculpture through the lost wax bronze casting process with the different stages of a bullfighting event, exploring ritual, practice, tradition, body encounters and the symbolic.
the maker as performer // film as sculpture // sculpture as event
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