- Deep Surface
- 束の間の、つなぎのようなもの - That is, like a brief moment to be filled
- Shadow Drawing - Lilli Pilly
- Imago (video work)
- Imago (video installation at Phantasmagoria)
- ここがどこなのか_ where it is here_どうでもいいことさ_it does not matter_どうやって来たのか_how I have got here_忘れられるかな_can I forget
- Pensé en ir de alguna manera - Somehow, I thought I'd go
- Pretend Not To See
- understanding of misunderstanding
- It drops, it reflects
- Miru Milieu - See Site -
- Platform for Performance
- Waves in the sea
- Narrative Action - Force of Movement
- I can never be in your point of view, but...
- were born to be connected
Curated Group Exhibition / 11 October - 28 October, 2017 /Five Walls, Melbourne
how it just remains, how it subsides, and how it undoes 'I'
installation view / 2017 /Installation with drawing (79 (h) x 208 (w) x 7 (d) cm) and video projection (2min 45 sec, 112 (h) x 215 (w) x 350 (d) cm)
The exhibition 'Deep Surface' is curated by Adrien Allen and supported by Five Walls Projects as part of its sponsored curated series.
The exhibitors are Virginia Overell, David Thomas, Adrien Allen and Shindo Utako.
text by Adrien Allen
“One’s ability to grow a hard shell around oneself, like a snail, against which sensations tap their beaks in vain.”1
If a surface is understood as a skin that encloses, one can imagine a type of carapace forming, a crust that holds within it a closed individuality, not merging with other bodies or with the world. Yet, our experience of surface can be more participatory, being led by our intention and response, potentially opening our material and psychological exchange with the world. The exhibition ‘Deep Surface’ playfully questions the belief that an ontological enquiry, or search for meaning, is parodied by a fascination with surface. Our encounters with surface need not rest in the hermetic or the superficial, rather we can sense surface as permeable and in continual formation with us and through us. Deep Surface does not assertively accept or resist our culture of easily consumed surfaces, instead it imagines the poetry inherent to a horizontal depth.
1 Virginia Woolf, The Waves, First published by Hogarth Press, 1931.
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