Nat Randall & Anna Breckon, Jazz Money, Giselle Stanborough, Kate Blackmore, Bhenji Ra, Sweatshop Women, New Age Noise
Opening on the 19th of March, 'Textbook for Desire' is an exhibition of newly-commissioned video works and installations, as well as a series of live, expanded ‘lectures’ that include music, dance and performance. We invite you to join us in the gallery on Friday the 19th from 6-8pm for the opening.
The exhibition reflects how normative forms of desire are revised or struck through by artists, making space for alternative and marginalised ways of thinking, being and desiring.
Explored beyond sexual or gendered lenses, the ideas of desire in this exhibition act as personal, political and social motivators; critical of the past and longing for changed conditions, our desires anticipate and move us towards alternate worlds, unfixed outcomes and new horizons. In this way, desire becomes a life-structuring way of knowing and sharing knowledge.
Featuring new work by Nat Randall & Anna Breckon, Kate Blackmore, Jazz Money, Sab D’Souza, Giselle Stanborough, Bhenji Ra, Sweatshop Women, and New Age Noise, 'Textbook for Desire' sees its artists perform, annotate, re-inscribe and share what desire means for them.
The architecture of the exhibition will present a series of videos and installations by the artists, installed around a ‘lecture theatre,’ which will be activated throughout the show by a series of expanded performance lectures, aiming to share specific knowledges of desire in an open, rather than didactic, format. These events will kick-off on March 27 for the Art Month Paddington Precinct Night. Information about these lectures will be shared via our instagram @cementfondu
During the exhibition our Project Space will host new installations 'Pls send pics this feels one~sided' by Jedda-Daisy Culley and 'Dream Cellscapes' by Alice Weber.
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