TERMINUS in search of an (im)possible conclusion

TERMINUS in search of an (im)possible conclusion

Monika Lukowska & Melanie McKee
6 - 22 October 2016, Paper Mountain Gallery, Northbridge Perth
http://papermountain.org.au/event/terminus/
http://imprint.org.au/pca-announcements/terminus-in-search-of-an-impossible-conclusion/

Having arrived here from elsewhere, both Melanie McKee and Monika Lukowska imagine Perth as a kind of terminus. Yet unlike Auge's contention that it is a generic 'non-place', they picture its unique characteristics as a location of affective and embodied sensibilities. Drawing upon their experiences of residing in differing locales, they render the paradoxical senses of dislocation and belonging as they try to become emplaced. Individually and in collaboration, they mobilise their artistic expertise to respond to the specificities of living here, in this place, as it tugs at their memories, emotions and desires. Thus this exhibition offers an appreciation of the affective dimensions of emplacement and the material conditions of knowing our place in the world through the practices of two women artists as they picture their (im)possible terminus.

 Dr. Ann Schilo  (excerpt from the catalouge essay) 

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