Temporal Proximities (Abbotsford Convent) [Melbourne]
Friday March 1, 2019 - 5:00 PM
Abbotsford Convent Community Room
1 St Heliers St, A
Abbotsford , VIC 3067
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About the Show
Join us on opening night (Friday 1 March) for additional celebrations and enjoy Taiwanese street eats from Ghost Kitchen. The Mercator lawn bar will be open each night of the exhibition from 6pm – 10pm. (Interpreter will be there from 5.15 to 6.10pm).
Temporal Proximities features work by contemporary Australian artists that reflect on notions of agency, displacement and time. Highlighting process-based and interdisciplinary practices, the exhibition foregrounds artists working across video, performance, installation, sculpture and photography.
A combination of new, site-specific commissions and existing works have been installed in response to the unique architectural features of the building. Exploring concepts such as transformation, erasure, suspension and drift, the artworks enact spatial and temporal gestures that operate in dialogue with one another – as well as other places and times.
The exhibition unfolds dynamically across three evenings. Durational and intermittent performances are presented in dialogue with sculpture and moving-image installations. A schedule of trigger points, cycles and sequences follow the natural fall of light from 6pm to 9pm. Audiences are invited to enter at any time and explore the exhibition as they please.