Mona Foma 2022
2.00pm Saturday 29 January, 2022
Contemporary Art Tasmania
This public program event is an introduction to the Boundaries exhibition. Boundaries explores states of observation and vision, meshing scientific research with personal stories, conflating the temporal and spatial scales implicit within our contemporary materials and lives. Using the ‘shoreline’ as a strategy to probe the environmental and existential concerns of our time, Boundaries seeks to dissolve the conditions of knowledge and reason to which we are attached.
Presenting artists Tess Campbell and Sam Mountford will discuss the concepts and development of their installation and new film On the Shoreline. Influential in the development of the work, IMAS scientist Peter Puskic will provide insights into his research. Boundaries curator Lucy Bleach will talk about her curatorial approach in relation to her art practice and forms of collaboration and mentoring.
Through the lens of geo-science, a shoreline can be defined as the physical transition between water and land surfaces, where the dynamic nature of this boundary is modified by the preceding, current and future action of the body of water that impacts it, as well as the topography and composition of the land. Through the lens of ecological philosophy, a shoreline might be thought of as a phenomenon that holds endless relationships between shifting forms and energies. The dissolving conditions of force and fragility, a kind of turbulence, might bring the things that are proximate and difficult into a temporary sharp focus, to be seen with intent, causality and stickiness, before their definition softens and they disappear.
– Lucy Bleach, essay excerpt
Read the full essay here (PDF)
Presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania in association with Mona Foma. This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania and Screen Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.
Covid 19 Conditions of Entry:
All visitors to CAT aged 16 years and older must provide proof of full vaccination.
Face masks are to be worn at all events.
At times restrictions on the number of visitors in the gallery may occur.
We ask that the recommended 1.5 metre distance between people be observed.
Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
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