floorpress, Karetai Rd, 2016
Studio Critique R. Myers
April 14, 2016, 10am
being made, performing disciplining bodies explores encountering the performative and disciplinary body as shared performance. Key ideas of the disciplinary body (Foucault) and performativity of body acts (Butler) are examined through spatial and temporal positioning and encountering of body in early film, 60’s and 70’s feminist video art practice and contemporary art where body is trained, restrained, limited, realigned and re-configured. From these framings, practice considers the notion the personal is political, and explores through sculptural, technological and performance encounters, ‘performative scenes’, in this case floor, table, and doorway, as social sites, structures and movements in which body acts, exert, request and reveal, and require and implicit audience in contingent, relational and political performances of ‘being made’.
Paw Paws, Lucy Meyle, 2016
Studio Critique Lucy Meyle
April 14, 2016, 11am
RM, Gallery and Projects
3 Samoa House Lane
(NB. Entrance off Beresford St)
Auckland-based artist Lucy Meyle makes sculptures and drawings proposing humourous perspectives on everyday things.
Using materials like masking tape, orange peel, PE foam, and sunlight, the exhibition works to uncover the possibilities of the intersection of care and humour. Why are certain degrees of care considered silly, and why are other types considered appropriate responses? Through shifts in scale and alternative uses of objects, the sculptures and drawings in Serving Suggestions investigate roles of humour and care in art and society.
Serving Suggestions will run until Saturday 22 April 2016