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/