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Beth Weinstein - PhD examination

Summary

PhD examination exhibition

Start Date

30th Nov 2019 12:00pm

End Date

8th Dec 2019 5:00pm

Venue

Plimsoll Gallery, the School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM), Hunter Street


Performing Spatial Labour: Rendering Sensible (In)Visibilities around Architectures of Internment


Beth Weinstein, States of Exception, 2018. Performance. Photo by Rana Taha.

Image credit: Beth Weinstein, States of Exception, 2018. Performance. Photo by Rana Taha.

Performing Spatial Labour correlates two seemingly separate conditions of invisibility currently at the forefront of architectural discourse. One is invisibility perpetuated through spaces of internment or detention. The other is hidden architectural labour shouldered by office interns and on-site construction workers. Through a practice-based investigation I ask how installations and performances employing architecture's instruments—drawings, models and texts—can make sensible, or knowable through the senses, the camp as a recurrent condition. Through this inquiry, practices of erasing, obfuscating and forensic un/re-making have emerged, contributing to a critical praxis that I call spatial labour.


Closing event: Friday 6 December 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday 30 November – Sunday 8 December

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm (during exhibitions)
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