Event

The Physical Garden

Special Events

  • Saturday, 16 December 2017 / 3pm
  • Meet at the front desk
  • Free
Image: uploads/2017_11/physical_garden_2.jpg
Image: uploads/2017_11/physical_garden.jpg

A performance accompanying Ann Shelton's series jane says.

The physical garden explores and activates narratives relating to the artist's interest in plant histories and the legacy of women's use of plants for fertility and birth control. 

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What is ‘dark matter’? For theoretical physicists it is matter that cannot be directly observed but whose existence is nevertheless scientifically calculable –  productively present yet simultaneously invisible. In a similar vein, the everyday phrase ‘dark matter’ describes objects, conditions and situations that harbour unease or trauma. Trauma that is often concealed, repressed, or buried. Both definitions are active in Ann Shelton’s mid-career review exhibition Dark Matter, and they provide a rich point of entry into this compelling collection of her photographic work. These are photographs that bristle with intensity and refuse to let their subjects die a quiet archival death.

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