Wed 17 June 2020 | 12:30 - 1.30 via Zoom
Assembly Point: ReAssemble is a series of two online and two onsite guest curated exhibitions in 2020 hosted by the CoVA Feminism and Intersectionality research group in association with Assembly Point, Creative Spaces. The Assembly Point: ReAssemble series acknowledges the breadth of student work being created that addresses the intersectionality of feminist discourse within the current socio-political climate. It creates a space for artists’ work to enter the virtual and public domain to provoke discussion, disrupt discourse and be present in the local cultural landscape.
Join us for an artist and curator talk about Erasure, the first exhibition in this series, guest curated by NUR SHKEMBI.
With artists NINA ROSE PRENDERGAST, CLAIRE BRIDGE, DARREN TANNY TAN, JIA JIA CHEN, SUSANNAH LANGLEY, AZZA ZEIN, KAYLEIGH GOH, SOYOUN KIM
The word erasure has a multiplicity of meanings and applications; to remove, rub or scrape out written or drawn marks; to remove recorded matter; to remove from existence or memory; and to nullify the effect or force of something. This term is also used to describe the multitude of ways in which people (or an entire community) may experience various forms of erasure due to discrimination levelled against their gender, sexuality, colour, class, ethnicity or religion, or at the intersections of such identity ‘markers’. The act of erasing something can be enacted as a form of violence, or as something sinister or mischievous. But it can also be utilitarian in nature or even enigmatic or glorious; sometimes we may erase to create space for something new, in that we repurpose, reclaim or renovate.
The eight artists in this exhibition explore erasure as a conceptual element in their practice. They explore social, political, philosophical or personal narratives through various mediums such as photography, painting, material exploration, installation, moving images, 3D technology and sound.
ASSEMBLY POINT: ReAssemble produced by Dr Kate Just and Vikki McInnes at CoVA, The University of Melbourne, with Assembly Point, City of Melbourne.
Web production by Eleanor Simcoe
Image: Claire Bridge, 'Silence/Violence', 2018, handwoven Bokhara rug, basmati rice, vintage books, 240 x 170cm (installation detail). Image courtesy the artist.