PEEL FONDLE OGLE- PERFORMANCE
Exhibition exploring the in-between abject condition of the corporeal body and its potential to be simulatenously desireable and repulsive through a dialogue between body, garment, object and performance.
Peel, fondle, ogle is part of an ongoing investigation into the in-between conditions of the corporeal body as part of a Masters of Arts by Research project by Kimberley Pace exhibited at Spectrum Project Space in Perth, WA.
This exhibition aims to demonstrate the human body is not a stable condition; it is uncontainable, excessive, marginal, unstable, penetrable, open, fluid, fragmented and in-between. Where does the internal body finish and the external body begin? Are the margins of body defined by the materiality of the body or are they imagined parameters? It is the constantly shifting and transformative nature of the corporeal body that identifies the capacity of garment and wearable object to act as an extension, rim and frame for body. It is the ambiguous space where the margins between body and garment blur that facilitates these abject conditions.
The exhibition asks how we encounter the marginal spaces of the body and reveals the potential for these spaces to be simultaneously enticing and repulsive through a dialogue between installation of garment, video, sound, performance and sculptural works. The body’s margins are transformed and blurred, creating a desire to look, fondle and caress while also being repelled and repulsed.