Address: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia
Date: 19 December 2020 – 1 March 2021
Time: 10am-5pm, Wed - Mon (closed Tue)
Call: +61 8 9492 6600
A series of overlapping conversations between artists from diverse backgrounds and reflecting varied occasions and contexts of production, the exhibition provides a loose, unguided meditation on the roles of language, media, fashion, gender, sex and race in the shaping of the human form.
BODIED presents videos by 90s video provocateurs Cheryl Donegan and Gordon Bennett alongside new, challenging works by young contemporary artists including Wong Ping’s Stop Peeping 2014, a surreal tale of a young man’s feelings of loneliness and erotic dislocation; the wilful absurdity of cultural specificity and signification within our present moment artfully captured in Jani Ruscica’s Human Flesh 2019; and Kawita Vatanajyankur’s positioning of herself as a domestic tool, simultaneously acting out and painfully embodying the loss of female selfhood within the labour mechanisms of the family unit.