When Vowels Collide
November 27 - December 6
Exhibition opening: Saturday 29th Nov, 2-4pm
When Vowels Collide examines the coded construction of subjectivity and relates this to ideas of the performance of self. These investigations focus on inscriptive performance as an active form of power and social control. Carolyn Craig deconstructs gestural actions as tropes and stereotypes by utilizing her own body as the site of absurd action. The performative traces of these active gestures is recorded and inverted to query the basis of our everyday selves. The work asks the viewer to consider if these actions are based on biology or the privileging of entrenched systems of power.
Text pieces infiltrate the performative traces and objects as a counterpoint to absurdity and as a navigational device into the subjective position.
The materiality of printmaking, drawing and photography are critical to the artists attempt to rewrite her subjective position. Each of these mediums contains the trace of self and the potential for active play within processes of inscription, recording, erasing and repeating.