Bridget Currie: Message from the meadow
Sat 31 July, 5pm
ACE Open, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace
Wheelchair and pram accessible
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The outcome of ACE Open’s inaugural Porter Street Commission, Message from the meadow is an immersive, meditative exploration of how artworks can trigger sensory affect by South Australian artist Bridget Currie.
Across her practice, Currie incorporates sculpture, furniture, film, and sound to explore the representation of abstract states of being, systems of thought and the vitality of life. Inspired by the way Modernist artists sought to represent spiritual states and religious ideas through abstraction, the central concern of Currie’s practice is bringing invisible things — beliefs, emotions and dreams — into the material world.
Message from the meadow is an exhibition alert to both the proximities and boundaries between bodies, objects and space: organic, abstract forms made intuitively by the artist serve as physical koans (things that exist to ask a question), displayed amongst an ecology of bespoke domestic furniture that privileges intimacy and tactility. Currie has also constructed a sonic landscape of sound (ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response) and spoken text (poetry, storytelling and new age guided meditation) to accompany the viewer and assist in short circuiting the logical mind. Alongside this physical grammar of objects, Message from the meadow premieres Currie’s new film, soft insides — a non-linear documentation of pre-language encounters.
Presented by ACE Open.
Image Credit: Bridget Currie, Object for Slugs (2015), digital photograph. Image Courtesy the artist.
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