Ross Coulter, Laura Hindmarsh, Mira Loew, Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano, Mira Oosterweghel, Eugenia Raskopoulos. Curated by Laura Lantieri
In Figuratively Speaking seven artists explore themes of the body as a medium for language across lens-based media. Looking at form and gesture, the body as a tool for expression, and the historical relation between performance and the camera, the exhibition investigates the ways in which contemporary artists draw on the body as a linguistic and legible device. Whether as archival document, a call to action, a tool for translation, or as a mode of language itself, Figuratively Speaking considers how our bodies communicate without words.
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Proudly supported by the City of Yarra and Austrian Ministry for Art and Culture. Special thanks to Hilton Sevel of Artists’ Courier Service.
Image: Laura Hindmarsh Viewing Copy 2016 (still), two-channel digital video installation, 24.55min, sound. Performers: Aya Kobayashi and Laura Hindmarsh, Camera: Wilf Speller, courtesy of the artist.