Laylah Ali | Diann Bauer | Ian Burn | Christian Capurro | Joy Hester | Joan Jonas | Ruth Maclennan | Tom Nicholson | Santiago Sierra | Aaron Williamson.
curated by Bridget Crone
On being and being done with, 2005
steel table, magazines, rubber erasings, metal ruler, lamp, correction fluid pens, pencils, erasers, scalpel and paper
Collection of the artist
"Images of violence, the physicality and the presence (and absence) of the human body within a present historical moment - a moment of now' - are key to 'The body. The ruin'. The exhibition addresses the way that artists use the languages of the body as a means of describing or inhabiting a contemporaneous moment (or locating us within that moment), and in doing so, it addresses the body as a contested or devalued entity through war, through biomedical research, within contested geographical sites, the urban environment and workplace. 'The body. The ruin' also approaches the body within a temporal dimension through the symbol of the ruin, which has a strange, labyrinthine relationship to time; its present existence relative to the past but dependent and reinvigorated through the present moment. The exhibition is curated by London-based guest curator Bridget Crone. The accompanying publication will present new writing by Bridget Crone, Maria Tumarkin and Lebbeus Woods."
Compress (the 'brown study'), 2005
ink, correction fluid on paper, pins
drawn under the pressure of erasing other images
each 30 x 22 cm (2 of 6 shown)
collection of the artist (L) / private collection, Brisbane (R)
Wednesday 16 November 2005, 6.30 - 8pm
Bodyscapes the languages of the body and the speaking ruin
Speakers; Justin Clemens, Maria Tumarkin and Bridget Crone
"The forum seeks to address the languages of the body and the speaking ruin. It asks how we might read these 'languages of the body' at a time when the body's very limits and constituent parts are contested: the human body is at once a machine, a tool for research and an expressive subject in it's own right. The forum also asks how our body's experiences of the world relate to the physical environment that it exists within, particularly when that environment might be a site of violence, conflict or trauma?"
Someone Complained, 2000-2005
off-set print, rubber bands
edition (unlimited posters)
59.4 x 42 cm (poster)
Collection of the artist
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne
Vic 3010 Australia.