Into My Arms
May
10
to Jul 7

Into My Arms

INTO MY ARMS
11 May—7 July

Featuring Amira.h. (VIC), Katherine Botten (VIC), Eugene Choi (NSW), Matt Huppatz (SA), Lonelyspeck (SA), Grace Marlow (SA), Sione Monu (NZ), Kate Power and Susie Fraser (SA), and Athena Thebus (NSW)

Curated by Toby Chapman and Frances Barrett

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OPENING
Thursday 10 May, 5pm-7pm
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Uncover the complexities and micropolitics of a seemingly simple act – the embrace – in the exhibition and live performance program 'Into My Arms'.

The action of embracing is twofold; to draw somebody or something near, and to accept an idea or change. But when expanded beyond a physical moment into familial relationships, cultural lineages, digital revelations and performative gestures, a new kind of intimacy evolves.

Into My Arms features a diverse range of local and national artists working across installation, performance, text and sound. Together, they present a range of recent work alongside a series of new commissions: from an intimate reading room to a 12-month online Periscope performance, installation, music video, large-scale drawing, archive-based performance, and an investigation into rituals of physical and emotional healing.

Curated by Toby Chapman and Frances Barrett, 'Into My Arms' provokes the question: in a time of social and political precarity, how can an ‘embrace’ function as a form of resilience and care?

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LIVE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Saturday 12 May, 4pm-6pm
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IN CONVERSATION: TOBY CHAPMAN AND MATT HUPPATZ
Saturday 23 June, 1pm-2pm
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IN CONVERSATION, PERFORMANCE AND ROUNDTABLE
Saturday 7 July, 1pm-3.30pm
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ACE OPEN———TUE-SAT 11AM-4PM
aceopen.art———@ace_open
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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201079490672759/

performance program: http://aceopen.art/events/into-my-arms-live-performance-program/

 

Image: Eugene Choi, 'My mother only speaks Shanghainese when she talks to her brother on the phone (these plants are a gift for her)' (still) (2017), 2-channel video installation, galvanised steel pipe, cast steel clamps, pinewood, various plants. Courtesy the artist.

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Transmission
May
25
to Jun 15

Transmission

5—25 MAY

Sawtooth ARI Gallery invite you to the opening of 'TRANSMISSION' as part of #MayatSawtooth, launching Friday 4th of May from 6PM.

'TRANSMISSION' is a group exhibition by Adelaide based artists Ellie Anderson, Kristen Coleman, Jessica Green, Sophie Green, and Grace Marlow. Programmed across the entire SAWTOOTH space, 'TRANSMISSION' includes video, sound, and site-specific installation. Through various disciplines, the
works examine complexities of phenomena and position, where time, environment, duality, materiality, substance, and circumstance are explored experientially.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1748927998504947/

 

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Into My Arms: Live Performance Program
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Into My Arms: Live Performance Program

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/238878693329423/

INTO MY ARMS: LIVE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Saturday 12 May, 4pm-6pm
Free

Katherine Botten (VIC)
Lonelyspeck (SA)
Grace Marlow (SA)
Sione Monu (NZ)
Athena Thebus (NSW)

Curated by Toby Chapman and Frances Barrett

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“Proximity can be what you struggle for; separation what you fight against.” Sara Ahmed

Be embraced by a series of live performances and actions that draw audiences together to collectively experience sensations of intimacy, care, healing and support.

As an extension of Into My Arms, ACE Open presents a suite of live performances that invites audiences to consider ‘the embrace’ as a performative gesture. The program includes a presentation of flower garlands, newly commissioned and site-responsive performances, and a specially-conceived live set by local musician and visual artist, Lonelyspeck. Drawing on the history of performance and action at the site of ACE Open, (formerly the Australian Experimental Art Foundation), the program will concretely locate gestures of support, intimacy and care within the context of the gallery. In doing so, audiences will be able to witness and feel the ways that current practices of social and political resilience are shaped by artists.

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—SIONE MONU, 'KAHOA KAKALA' (2018)
Connecting place, people and different environments, New Zealand-based artist Sion Monu’s practice reinterprets traditional practices for contemporary contexts. For 'Kahoa Kakala', Monu has worked with local emerging artists to create a series of Tongan flower garlands on display for the duration of the event.

—ATHENA THEBUS, 'DOGGY' (2018)
"How do you describe a feeling? Kylie
asks at the beginning of the song
In My Arms

I’ve only ever dreamt of this."

As part of their installation work, 'Dreaming about you woke me up (2017- )', Athena Thebus will perform the text work, 'Doggy', which has inspired the artist’s immersive reading room.

—GRACE MARLOW, '(AGAIN, BACK REMAIN THROUGH' (2018)
'(again, back remain through' is a commissioned performance by Grace Marlow, that embraces the site of ACE Open, its memory of experimental performance art, and the artists time researching and working in the space. This new work negotiates ideas of the performative, reiterative function of language to consider the structural conditions of an embrace, and undertakes acts of translation from one form into another – written, vocalised, inscribed – and asks how can an embrace be performed in a body and through language.

—LONELYSPECK, 'LAVE' (2018)
Surround yourself with the intimate world of Adelaide-based musician and visual artist, Lonelyspeck. Devised specially for this program, Lonelyspeck will perform their 2017 EP, Lave, within the gallery and working with the acoustics of the space to create a wholly immersive experience.

—KATHERINE BOTTEN ‘KB B2B PROCESS-PRODUCT (DJ SET)’ (2018)
"Many loves, in the form of non-romantic relationships (forcing myself to believe). Many families in the form of every single leaf on any tree (so much empty reframing). Aphex Twin – Airflow. Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same. Chingy – One Call Away. Swiggle swiggle moosh mash."

Katherine Botten will activate the text that forms one half of her poster installation, 'Untitled (showing up for your life)' (2018).

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ACE OPEN———TUE-SAT 11AM-4PM
aceopen.art———@ace_open
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Dec
1
to Dec 22

who speaks for a community?

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Who speaks for a community?
curated by BELLA HONE-SAUNDERS (SA/VIC)

ELLEN DAVIES (VIC) | SEB HENRY-JONES (NSW) | KATE POWER (SA) | JONNO REVANCHE (NSW) | ANGELA SCHILLING (VIC) | JAMES TYLOR (SA) | GRACE MARLOW (SA) | EUGENE CHOI (NSW) | BHENJI RA (NSW)
with catalogue essay by HUGH HIRST-JOHNSON (SA/VIC) 


https://www.facebook.com/events/369328940162843/

OPENING EVENT FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 6PM

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH ARTISTS SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 1-3PM

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH GUEST SPEAKERS FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER 6:30-8:30PM

BECCI LOVE | LAUREN ABINERI | PONY HORSEMAN | HEN VAUGHAN | AIDA AZIN


Image credit from left to right for above images:

GRACE MARLOW , 'let me carry that for you' rehearsal showing, format gallery, September 2017–ONGOING. Image courtesy Christopher Arblaster.

EUGENE CHOI , ‘SOLO PAUSES (amitié dans deux mondes)’, 2017. 2-channel video installation (dur. 7min), galvanised steel pipe. Image courtesy NAS Gallery, Peter Morgan.

KATE POWER (detail of blue and white marble-like texture)
‘TENDA’ (detail), 2017. Image courtesy the artist.

JAMES TYLOR (black and white photograph w ocre design over the top)
‘Turralyendi Yerta (Tindo Kakirra Yerta)’ 2017, photograph with ochre and charcoal, 50x50cm. Image courtesy the artist.


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Nov
3
to Nov 9

SISTER GALLERY @ HOBIENNALE

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1647103922030779/

OPENING EVENT 9:30PM TILL LATE (WITH MUSIC 11PM ONWARD) FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER @ CINEMA ONE

ACTIVE COLLABORATIVE WORKING BETWEEN SISTER CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS ALL WEEKEND  4 + 5 NOVEMBER @ CINEMA ONE

VIDEO WORK SCREENINGS MONDAY 6PM 6 NOVEMBER @ CINEMA ONE

ALL DAY HOBIENNALE PUBLIC PROGRAMMING, ARTIST TALKS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER @ CINEMA ONE

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Sep
9
to Oct 8

LOVE & FEMINISM

Following on from the exhibition Beyoncé is a Feminist in 2013, Love & Feminism investigates a range of responses to the relationship between Feminism and love. Connecting with an intersectional approach, the invited artists, Jodie Whalen, Amy Milhinch, Mary-Jean Richardson, Alex Cuffe, Lynn Lobo, Madison Bycroft, and Grace Marlow, open up a dialogue about the complex nature of love and how it relates to a contemporary conversation around Feminism. Curated by Brigid Noone.

Second Hand Emotions

Love & Feminism and Fontanelle has partnered with Vitalstatistix for their Adhocracy 2017 residency project - Second Hand Emotions Emotions

Each year Vitalstatistix hosts a unique artist-in-residence initiative. Guest Australian artists join us to develop a new project, working with a team of South Australian collaborators, in the two weeks leading up to Adhocracy.

This year’s commissioned project, Second Hand Emotions, is presented in partnership with artist-run initiative Fontanelle, in celebration of their relocation to Port Adelaide and the epic, multi-sited feminist art festival, FRAN FEST.

Second Hand Emotions is a process-driven, queer and discursive project responding to the provocation of ‘love and feminism’, the theme of Fontanelle’s keynote exhibition during FRAN. Led by artists Mish Grigor, Sarah Rodigari, SJ Norman, Second Hand Emotions will develop performative, documentary and other responses for presentation at Adhocracy and installation as part of Fontanelle’sFeminism and Love

Creative team: Mish Grigor, Sarah Rodigari, SJ Norman, with Celeste Martin, Grace Marlow, Jennifer Greer Holmes, Rebecca Meston, Sarah-Jayde Tracey and Suzannah Kennett Lister.

Proudly presented as part of FRAN FEST

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Second Hand Emotions
Sep
1
to Sep 3

Second Hand Emotions

Second Hand Emotions is a process-driven, queer and discursive project responding to the provocation of ‘love and feminism’, the theme of Fontanelle’s keynote exhibition during FRAN. Led by artists Mish Grigor, Sarah Rodigari, SJ Norman,Second Hand Emotions will develop performative, documentary and other responses for presentation at Adhocracy and installation as part of Fontanelle’sFeminism and Love

Creative team: Mish Grigor, Sarah Rodigari, SJ Norman, with Celeste Martin, Grace Marlow, Jennifer Greer Holmes, Rebecca Mayo, Rebecca Meston, Sarah-Jayde Tracey and Suzannah Kennett Lister.

 

 

INFO> http://vitalstatistix.com.au/residencies/second-hand-emotions/

PROGRAM> http://vitalstatistix.com.au/adhocracy-2017/

FACEBOOK EVENT> https://www.facebook.com/events/137466586844621/

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