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Wednesday
04
APR

Show 4: Benedict Sibley / Tara Gilbee / Alison Desmond

06:00
09:00
Trocadero Art Space
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Benedict Sibley Zones of Indiscernibility / Tara Gilbee Dead Weight / Alison Desmond Verbatim

Opening Night: 4 April 6pm
Artist Talk: 21 April 4pm
Exhibition runs until Saturday 21 April 2018

Gallery ONE: Benedict Sibley
Zones of Indiscernibility
This exhibition explores representations of people that are not based on gender, nationality, ethnic or racial attributes, but, instead on the idea of a shared constitutive power. The project also investigates theoretical concepts surrounding what is representation, the boundaries between visibility and invisibility, and the space between identity and non-identity.

Zones of Indiscernibility questions the very materiality of representation; of what constitutes a photographic image and where the surface of representation lies. It proposes that if the surface of the image is to be treated as a truly democratic platform for the exchange of perspectives and understanding, then images can no longer be addressed as exclusively documentary or fictional, analogue or digital, or dependent on any specific technology, ideology or site.

Each archival print in this exhibition is created from an assemblage of slow motion video frames. This physical manipulation or ‘time shuffling’ of transparencies (taken from footage shot throughout 2017) allows for the deliberate modelling of extended moments of time. These ‘extended moments’ enable the subjects of interest to be brought into an alternative temporal zone from other individuals in the same transit environment.

The individuated people within these images populate an ‘in-between’ space, or indiscernible zone. Unified by their non-identity they are simultaneously neither present nor absent, included or excluded, yet, are distinctly enmeshed in the fabric of the global metropolis we inhabit.

Benedict Sibley is undertaking a Master of Contemporary Art at VCA with a focus on charcoal drawing, video and photography. He is currently in second year.

Gallery TWO: Tara Gilbee
Dead Weight
"…. dead weight ……..…..……. the heavy, unrelieved weight of anything inert ……………………
Or …….. institutional and economic governing forces that measure the excess burden created due to loss of benefit to the participants in trade ………………………………………
………………………………. How the body might measure itself manoeuvring or displacing space
………… The way in which trauma is held in the body ……………… Part of “Sick Time’ …….
Where non-participation in ‘the working world’ comes to many ……………………… exhausted
…….. from living and working in a capitalist system with insufficient structures for care ….
……………….. Or just simply …………… the minor cord that drags through a grey day ……………..
Its kind of ugly but something worth speculating about ………………………………… the inert
……. The weight and measure of absence and presence that frames our bodies, lives and socio-political will and agency ……………………. dead weight is a reference … for this art which is questioning body morphologies and the trace of the body within ……… institutions ……… "

Nooky: Alison Desmond
Verbatim
"Studied on Christina Forrer’s contemporary tapestry I have written a literary ekphrasis, a descriptive narration of her work. Then utilising this text as a prescription I have constructed a new tapestry with sculptural and audio installation. The intermediary storytelling process individuates the work from Forrer’s original, extricating definition and authenticity in my own hand."

Trocadero Art Space is located at Suite 1, Level 1/119 Hopkins St Footscray, 2011
Opening hours: 12 - 5pm Wednesday - Saturday