Upcoming Artistic Residencies

2017 has been a great year for artistic residencies, intialising via a collaboration with dancer Kathryn Puie and musician Yantra de Vilder at Bundanon Trust, NSW. I too will be collaborating again with Kathryn Puie at Critical Path later this year for a dance responsive research residency and now have just found out that I've been accepted into the 'Silence, Awareness, Existence' artistic residency at Arteles in Finland at the cap of next year. 

After much collaboration this year, balancing out with retreat, respite and introversion is much needed to reset and discover new bodies of work in my solo practice, thanks to the thematic residency program by Arteles winter 2017-18 in Finland. 

Platform 2017

A collections of performed artworks at Articulate Project Space Leichhardt. 

It's been over 14 years since I last performed. 2017 marks a year that I returned to the space not as an exhibiting 2D and video artist but as a empty body inhabiting space, vacant and moved in and under VOLUMIN. Under the sharp direction of a dear teacher and mentor, Tess De Quincey, a 5 minute window was granted to define space within the body and the vacancy that comes after death. 

Images ©2017 Vsevolod Vlaskine

TIVAF, GAFFA and BEAMS

I'm grateful I've recently taken a holiday to the holy land to acquaint with family I've never before met and as a result now understand from where my roots are spawned and why I am the way I am. Wouldn't say this holiday has provided me respite, but it has energised me in new ways and perspectives, for which I'm grateful. I've returned to delightedly announce the following news, that my artistic offspring are being exhibited this month across three different galleries and establishments. 

If you are proximate to Sydney (and hence myself) you will have two opportunities to enjoy my work alongside those of other wonderful Sydney artists. One of my works will be featured as part of Gaffa's Ten Years anniversary exhibition, opening the 15th and running until the 23rd September. More info here and coming soon via social media channels, etc. 

And for one night only - showcasing more than just flashing lights is one of Sydney's newest and rather needed nights for great art specific to it's inner city location of Chippendale is the BEAMS Festival 2016. My new work postquam terrae (an experimental video created in collaboration with the amazing performer Kathryn Puie) will debut on the rooftop of shop belonging to Extraordinary Ordinary Day - a flagship concept for shoes designed by the talented Ashley Lim. We both saw fit the connection of her minimal yet dynamic footwear to my work exploring the physicality of finding ground and walking unknown territory. We approached Nicky Ginsberg with this idea and here we are enjoying a Sydney spring art festival. So come down, the streets of Chippendale will be alive and plenty to see, eat, drink and chat about. Save Saturday 17th September from 5-10pm in your diaries and call out. Would be lovely to see you. 

More info here: beamsfestival.com.au

If you are in Tasmania this month - my video Aura Nox Anima (which premiered earlier this year at Gaffa, Sydney and the Chippendale New World Art Prize) is being screened at the Tasmanian International Video Art Festival (TIVAF) opening tomorrow: Friday 2nd Sep and running until the 24th Sep. More information here: www.tivaf.org

 

Still from :: postquam terrae :: 2016

Fibulae Tibulae Femora @ SeeMe NYC

 It's been so manic lately - I've only just noticed in my emails, that my above mentioned digital photograph of collected bones, was selected for exhibition at SeeMe in New York just recently. Falling within the collection entitled: 'The Beauty of the World', it was shown June 8th, at their main event in Times Square, NYC.

Fibulae Tibulae Femora by Lux Eterna

Aura Nox Anima at Vivid Sydney

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It's with great pleasure that I can announce my latest short video work Aura Nox Anima has been accepted into the Chippendale New World Art Prize, running as part of Vivid Sydney this year.

I would like to thank my friend and performer from the video, Jessa Holman for landmarking this to me and that I should enter. For winning the prize would mean I can finance parts of the next video production I have visions for creating. One can hope. Time in Assisi, Italy would be a dream come true to draw up the story board for the next video work, collect footage of different topographies, architecture and explore what the female gaze could mean with me, a woman behind the camera, in relation to dance, movement, subject and space. 

I warmly invite you all down to The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington St, Chippendale 2 June 2016 from 6pm to see me, my work and an entire barrage of Sydney artists featuring their work pertaining to the set theme of 'Spirit.' 

I also rarely celebrate my birthday and instead of doing so, I will channel the celebrations into this night - with a design to go out for further drinks and maybe dinner afterwards. Please join me. 

Find out more info here.

Second part of me and parts of all women who've lead me here

As I previously mentioned, I was approached by two very amazing women and interviewed about my life, my art and what it may mean to be a woman in this world. A huge thank you to Molly Schikosky and Alice Brose from the connection corner for granting me this opportunity to share parts of myself. So if you feel the desire to delve into my psyche, click through via the image below or here

There's also a wonderful page on their website featuring our most beautiful and unsung heroes of the world; our Mothers. 

Connection corners and lady crushes

So I was approached by two very dear and impressive women: Molly Schikosky and Alice Brose. They are an inspiration in themselves and feel so great that I've been able to work with them. They asked me some some pretty full on questions - but I wouldn't have it any other way. I gave them my all. If you are curious about me and how I breathe, words are below. 

And yes, no holding back, so they will be posted in two parts. Here's part I:

http://theconnectioncorner.com/lady-crush/luxpart1

Aura :: Nox :: Anima - Exhibition now on at Gaffa, Sydney

It's been manic getting everything installed and in the lead up to and the launch which has now passed, I've forgotten about making time to sit down and share some words on the opening night. I've also been immensely exhausted and in need of a rest. But there's one week left and I would love to share it with you.

Should you be in the city - take out 10-15 mins of your day to sit still (there's a bench for you) to contemplate the video piece titled: Aura Nox Anima, process and check out my drawings on collected rock forms from the Moroccan desert. 

More specific information follows here: 

 Aura Nox Anima is an exhibition in two parts, taken from a body of work that parallels the imperceptibly slow passage of time and how life layers itself into death within these desolate environments. Envisioned in still imagery of desert found, cross sectioned rocks and in video of dancers’ long durational presence in the dunes. In both these juxtapositions, we are invited to start perceiving a slower passage of time, acknowledging our visceral vulnerabilities and the dense bio-materials, that may or may not mineralise in our memory, are on loan from the earth. 

Conglomerating residencies in the windblown and sand dusted topographies of Anna Bay, NSW and Erg Chebbi, Morocco, a fascination with death, her Bodyweather practice and collected bio-material/geo-material, all yield a timeless space for existential contemplation. Deliberating the simplicity of these sandy geographies, human figures surrendering to the design of the elements and minimally linear tracings of found minerals, rocks and fossils, Aura Nox Anima creates a space, gentle in holding truths about our mortality and serves to guide visitors to a possible level of comfort in acknowledging that an end is imminent. 

I'm also hosting a closing event at the gallery this Saturday 9.4.16 from 2-4pm if you couldn't make the opening and would like to gather over some bubbles. Event information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/867476386708098/