Into My Arms: ACE OPEN
Uncover the complexities and micro politics of a seemingly simple act – the embrace – in the exhibition and live performance program Into My Arms.
The action of embracing is twofold; to draw somebody or something near, and to accept an idea or change. But when expanded beyond a physical moment into familial relationships, cultural lineages, digital revelations and performative gestures, a new kind of intimacy evolves.
Into My Arms features a diverse range of local and national artists working across installation, performance, text and sound. Together, they present a range of recent work alongside a series of new commissions: from an intimate reading room to a 12-month online Periscope performance, installation, music video, large-scale drawing, archive-based performance, and an investigation into rituals of physical and emotional healing.
Curated by Toby Chapman and Frances Barrett, Into My Arms provokes the question: in a time of social and political precarity, how can an ‘embrace’ function as a form of resilience and care?Featuring Amira.h. (VIC), Kat Botten (VIC), Eugene Choi (NSW), Matt Huppatz (SA), Lonelyspeck (SA), Grace Marlow (SA), Sione Monu (NZ), Kate Power and Susie Fraser (SA), Athena Thebus (NSW)