12-Jul-2019 - 12-Jul-2019

Shotgun 8: The Choreography of Cutting

Sally Smart

Sally Smart will discuss the most recent work in her The Choreography of Cutting series, titled The Violet Ballet, an installation work and a three channel moving image work, assemblage costumes and curtains, recently premiering for the Adelaide Festival, at ACE_Open. The Violet Ballet continues Sally Smart’s enduring fascination with the avant-garde dance company the Ballets Russes (1909-1929), known for its experimental choreography, costume and theatre design. Alongside its unique combination of art, fashion and staging, the Ballets Russes was also distinct in mixing modernity and orientalist. Another key element of Smart’s practice is her ongoing engagement with traditional Indonesian shadow puppet performances. This continues in The Violet Ballet and opens up trans-national ideas about identity politics and the relationships between the body, thought and cultural histories. Sally Smart is in Tasmania courtesy of Shotgun. Shotgun is a partnership project between DETACHED, Mona and Contemporary Art Tasmania.
Date: Friday 12 July 2019 // Time: 5.30 pm // Location: CAT // A FREE EVENT

Image: Sally Smart, The Violet Ballet installation view, 2019, Adelaide Festival, Ace _Open. Photo: Sam Roberts

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10-Aug-2019 - 08-Sep-2019


Dylan Sheridan

NP423 - Sheridan’s first solo show in a white-cube gallery context - is a modular environment of hacked, circuit-bent and repurposed domestic objects. The work evolved from the idea and experience of ‘misophonia’ – an irrational and intense dislike of certain sounds. The interconnected objects each express a cathartic transformation through the amplification and synthesis of the sounds and things that irritate and ‘drive Sheridan nuts.’
OPENING: 6pm, Friday 9 August 2019 // EXHIBITION 10 August – 8 September 2019 // LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania // A FREE EVENT

Image: Dylan Sheridan, Study for 13 circuit-bent smoke alarms, 2019. Courtesy of the artist

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