Image: Image: Isabel Lewis by Joanna Seitz

07-Jun-2017 - 25-Jun-2017

Occasions hosted by Isabel Lewis

If silence = death, then activity = life

It may be a comfortable purgatory, a functionless waiting room, or the first time you've felt something in a while...

Berlin based performance artist Isabel Lewis hosts ‘Occasions’ - “evenings where she entertains guests and all their senses. Using music, food, smells and designs, she creates a unique experience for people to relax and enjoy, eat and drink, as well as participate if they like.”* Isabel creates a space where the ritualistic, the sensory and the sensual are presented to ‘guests’ as tangible offerings.

These active frames are set-up to make dormant senses tingle. This is a breath of life and like life, the experiences are fleeting. Isabel’s Occasions exist for a short set-period and then cease, leaving the aftermath as a record of ‘something’ that has occurred, while also operating as a material environment in their own right – a continuous exchange of performance and its post-life.

 

OCCASIONS: 7 - 11 June, 6 - 9PM

DECOR: 8 - 25 Jun

LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania

A FREE EVENT

 

Curated by Scot Cotterell and designed by Juan Chacón.

Presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania and Dark Mofo 2017 

*Description reference from ICA Off-Site project at the Old Selfrides Hotel www.crane.tv/isabel-lewis

Occasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou ConboyOccasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou ConboyOccasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou Conboy
Occasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou ConboyOccasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou ConboyOccasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou ConboyOccasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou Conboy
Occasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou ConboyOccasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou ConboyOccasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, general view, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou ConboyOccasions hosted by Isabel Lewis, general view, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo : Lou Conboy
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