ALEXANDRA BARAITSER | AMANDA LWIN | ANDREW JAMES | CLIO LLOYD-JACOB | LOUISE BUTLER ADAMS | MELISSA PIERCE MURRAY | STEPHANIE KINGSTON | TOONEY PHILLIPS
Exhibition 8 August – 13 September 2019
Closing event Thursday 12 September 2019
6.00pm: Coop (Andrew James & Clio Lloyd-Jacob) perform ‘UpSet’
6.30pm – 7.30pm: Drinks, Discussion and Q&A
This exhibition questions how physical spaces shape our perceptions and behaviour, and how in return we shape them.
The Alison Richard Building operates simultaneously as an interior and exterior space. Nicholas Hare Architect’s central atrium, with a four-story staircase running through it, creates large, open landings. These provide perch-like communication spaces, outside the departments, yet within the building.
Works in this exhibition reflect on or highlight through contrast, spaces where multiple stimuli vie for attention or coexist in precarious balance. To what extent do we internalise objects and walls as boundaries? How do they structure the narratives of our thought? How does the prevalence of reflective, glass and metal surfaces in contemporary environments affect our perception of space and of ourselves? What, in our surroundings, reflects our influence, and how do we cope when there seems to be nothing?
The viewer is encouraged to imaginatively inhabit these artworks, constructing their own narratives and responses. We are relating this artwork to a broader context, with a live art performance, and a cross-disciplinary discussion on various aspects of how societies create and use boundaries.
The exhibition has been curated by Clio Lloyd-Jacob.