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The offering of one’s body as extraneous clothing

Collingwood Arts Precinct
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A solo exhibition featuring Shannon May Powell co-curated with Marley Sheridan
Opening Friday 6 April, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Exhibition Friday 6 - 12 April, noon - 6pm

Part 1
A photographic installation

‘The offering of one’s body as extraneous clothing’ invites us to move beyond the fossil of sexuality and into a space where the natural and artificial, the organic and inorganic meet to create a new dialogue that allows us to perceive the world in an objectively sensual way – treating all matter as a thing that feels and has potential to provoke feeling.

"Bodies have become rolls of material that fold and unfold on one another, so that, finally, it is possible to establish a new order, laying silk with silk, wool with wool, cloth with cloth... The offering of one’s body as extraneous clothing not to pleasure or to someone else’s desire, but to an impersonal and insatiable speculative excitement that never tires of traversing it, penetrating it, wearing it.” - Mario Perniola
The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic (Philosophies of desire in the modern world)