As We Pull The Earth Toward Ourselves

Yvette James

Yvette James’ practice focuses on fabricating spaces with the aim to affect the body through pre-intellectualised response. Her work strives for a level of conceptual accessibility by concentrating on individualised reactions. Informed by an amateur interest in astrophysics as well as architectural restraints, her work disrupts assumed physical reliances, creating potential responses of unrest.

Art Exhibition previously on at BLINDSIDE in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 18 September 2019 to Saturday 05 October 2019

Those Too Cautious to Notice image Risking the Ocean Beneath Us image

Event published by anonymous on Saturday 14 September 2019.
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Spacetime 1. The combination of space and time into a single interwoven continuum.

Gravity is spacetime warped by mass.

All masses (objects) have a gravitational pull.

As the earth pulls our bodies towards it, so too do we pull the earth towards us.

Our gravitational pull, so weak it is unnoticeable, exerts itself over everything we encounter. A minimal, insignificant force quietly attempting to draw external objects inwards.

Does perception of one’s gravitational pull alter the way in which we navigate the space? Is there a perceived magnetism between object and body as both exert gravitational force over one another?

A self conscious body in a space moves with an anxious care.

Potential for disruption is apparent; self consciousness changes the way in which we move in spacetime.

Even if a disruption is made; an object knocked over, ash dislodged and falling, a new equilibrium is met. There is a change to the space, and it becomes still once more upon the exiting of bodies.

Space for future disruptions is made.

Yvette completed her BFA at Monash University in 2018. Since then she has exhibited at Blindside ARI and Bus Projects, alongside participating in Hatched: National Graduate Exhibition at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Yvette has recently completed a residency at Popps Packing in Detroit, Michigan.


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