EXIST @ Metro Friday Nights
On the first Friday night of each month Metro throws open doors and invite audiences into the Artists’ space. Each month we showcase works in development; rough, ready, and full of potential. Take the opportunity to step into studios, participate in talks, see the unseen, give feedback on new ideas and have a glass of wine with Brisbane’s artist community.
EXIST member Anna Carluccio will curate a performance video program for August edition.
In the METRO Carriageway you will fined work by Leena Riethmuller + Liam O’Brien and Kiah Reading
When: 2 August 6pm – Late
Where: Metro Arts 109 Edward St, Brisbane QLD 4000
About the art and the artist
Artist: Kiah Reading
Turkish pottery (penis pottery)
Nike bikers-devils high five
Combining various documents of performance from personal studies to source collections, this work continues a look into the social dimensions of sex and physicality in relation to material. These videos each examine the quintessential creatureliness of ‘man’ as a body that cannot free itself from its physical nature and most of the time, the tensions it is the circus of. The visual style and performative actions draw obvious links to 1970/80s, however decades later, set amongst certain contradictions they are reactive to this method/style of practise too. These are small gestures, at times humorous, obvious and guttural, but never attempting to be overly serious or self-aware.
Image credit courtesy of the artist: Riethmuller O’Brien
Artist: Riethmuller O’Brien
Video Titles: Alone Together
Artist Statement: Alone Together is a collaborative performance by Leena Riethmuller and Liam O’Brien. Both artists perform in their individual practices and both are concerned with human experience in the 21st Century. Their collaboration sees them perform each other’s work affording them the opportunity to experience the other’s work affording them the opportunity to the other’s individual response to living in contemporary society. Through this approach Riethmuller O’Brien examine the role of gender in the creation of work, and the altered experience of the work for both performer and audience.
Be sure not to miss this one of a kind and FREE event!