Emotional Marble Memory

A Group Exhibition featuring Shannon May Powell, Oscar Key Sung & Benjamin Thompson.

Emotional Marble Memory is a poetry performance and video artwork which studies the history of classical marble sculpture, and the body as kinetic sculpture — a living, breathing subject rather than an object.

Art Exhibition currently on at BLINDSIDE in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 01 February 2023 to Saturday 25 February 2023
Launch Thursday 02 February 2023, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Shannon May Powell, Oscar Key Sung & Benjamin Thompson, Emotional Marble Memory, 2023. Video Still. Courtesy the artist. image

Event published by anonymous on Friday 20 January 2023.
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Emotional Marble Memory is a poetry performance and video artwork which studies the history of classical marble sculpture, and the body as kinetic sculpture — a living, breathing subject rather than an object. Exploring themes of gender and sexuality and problematising how the colonial patriarchal gaze has historically perceived the body and gender as a fixed and inanimate object rather than an animate subject, and how this gaze extends to the living landscape and the extraction of natural resources such as marble.
On the opening night of the exhibition there will be a spoken word poetry performance by Shannon alongside the video installation by Benjamin Thompson.

Body as the Site of the Artwork – Somatic Poetry Workshop
Shannon May Powell will be hosting a free workshop exploring embodied storytelling and the body as the site or ‘happening’ of the artwork. The workshop will use sensory somatic experiencing techniques, active imagination and contemplative practices to access memory, storytelling and poetic prose.

Opening Thursday 02 February 6-8pm

Somatic Poetry Workshop Saturday 25 February 12-2pm

Location

Blindside Gallery, Level 7/37 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000