Critique: Ruth Myers + Lucy Meyle

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floorpress, Karetai Rd, 2016

Studio Critique R. Myers

April 14, 2016, 10am

Test Space

WM201C

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’.

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Paw Paws, Lucy Meyle, 2016

Studio Critique Lucy Meyle

April 14, 2016, 11am

RM, Gallery and Projects

3 Samoa House Lane

Newton

Auckland

(NB. Entrance off Beresford St)

Serving Suggestions: 

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

 

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Reading Group:

ART AND PERFORMANCE READING GROUP 2

Material Intra-actions 

LED BY LUCY MEYLE, ZIGGY LEVER, AND ABBY CUNNANE

Karen Barad’s 2003 Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter

+ an interview from 2012 Intra-active Entanglements

Thursday 24 March
10AM – 12PM
WB305

Knowing You’re Wrong

Knowing You’re Wrong - Lucy Meyle and Ziggy lever 
September 3-6
opens Wednesday 3rd at 5.30 

Knowing You’re Wrong – Lucy Meyle and Ziggy lever

September 3-6

opens Wednesday 3rd at 5.30

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