Gesture Manifest

a Liquid Architecture project for BLINDSIDE Sound Series 2016

featuring the works of Carolyn Eskdale, Bridie Lunney, Shelley Lasica, Clare Milledge and Tom Smith, curated by Anabelle Lacroix & Andrew Tetzlaff

Wednesday 20 to Saturday 30 July 2016
Opening, with performance by Tom Smith, Thursday 21 July, 6pm – 8pm
Closing performance, Saturday 30 July, 4pm

Level 7, Room 14, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne

If our repertoire of bodily gestures is a language, then our discrete movements and poses are words and sentences. This exhibition articulates the relationships between these word-movements and their surroundings–how a grammar becomes physical. Giving voice to the inaudible. Marking, staining, rubbing against and pressing onto the world. Generating little records of presence

Through Gesture Manifest, objects are imbued with new velocity: seconds and minutes of touch help us perceive months and years; material that was static is now slow-motion. This exhibition offers situations as ‘gestural events’.

What was fixed is in-motion. What was silent is speaking.