Artists in conversation with Caine Chennatt
June 10, 2023 1:00 pm
Image credit: Cassie Sullivan, Country is Calling, 2021. Giclée print on cotton rag aluminium mount.Image courtesy of the artist.
In conversation: Bhenji Ra, Amrita Hepi, Shea Kirk, Cassie Sullivan, and Bruno Booth
Date: Saturday 10 June , 1 - 4pm
Location: Plimsoll Gallery
Join us for this in-person event with the artists, Bhenji Ra, Amrita Hepi, Shea Kirk, Cassie Sullivan, and Bruno Booth of ‘Interfacial Intimacies’ in conversation with curator Caine Chennatt.
The discussion will expand on the themes presented within ‘Interfacial Intimacies’– selfhood in flux, shame, shadow, and cultural hybridity – and delve into each of the artists’ practice.
What does it mean to be the absolute essence of yourself without being attached to any of it?
For a long time, philosophers have sought to define the essential aspects of the self. In contemporary culture, exclamations such as “be true to yourself”, “you’re not being yourself” consider that the ‘self’ is defined and a trustworthy container within which you can be found. Emerging theories of selfhood recognise that it isn’t so simple. We know that we can have as many social selves as the people who recognise us. Rather than being fixed and always coherent, an alternative understanding is that our personalities can be participated in as a plethora of parallel processes and possibilities. Of transformation. Of continuous becoming.
Interfacial Intimacies brings together artists who hold and express tenderly the multiple aspects of their selves through a series of portraiture and anti-portraiture. Photography, film, installations, sculpture, textile, and performance in this exhibition explore the tensions of our networked personalities - our shadows, our masks, our shame.
Artists: Bruno Booth, Amrita Hepi, Léuli Eshrāghi, Bhenji Ra, Aleks Danko, Cassie Sullivan, Georgia Morgan, Cigdem Aydemir, David Rosetzky, and Shea Kirk.
Curator: Caine Chennatt
DARK MOFO Opening hours:
8 – 11 June, 4pm – 10:00pm
15 – 18 June, 4pm – 10:00pm
GALLERY OPENING HOURS all other times
21 June – 5 August
11am – 4pm Tuesdays – Saturdays
Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays
Presented by Dark Mofo and the Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania
Exhibition development received assistance through the Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund and was produced by the University of Tasmania – Library and Cultural Collections
Project Manager: Jane Barlow
Install team: Anna Eden, Josh Prouse and Michael Bradey