CLIMBING THE WALLS AND OTHER ACTIONS

CLARE RAE/COLOUR FACTORY AWARD

Climbing the Walls and Other Actions is primarily concerned with visually representing my experience of femininity, whilst also exploring aspects of representation that relate to feminism.

Art Exhibition previously on at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 07 August 2009 to Sunday 27 September 2009
Launch Thursday 06 August 2009, 6–8PM

Untitled #5 2009 image

Published by CCP on Monday 10 August 2009.
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The project considers the relationship between the body and space by including formal elements within each frame such as windows and corners. Through a sequence of precarious poses I explore my relationship with femininity, an approach born of frustration. I use the body to promote ideas of discomfort and awkwardness, resisting the passivity inherent in traditional representations of femininity. The images attempt to de-stabilise the figure, drawing tension from the potential dangers the body faces in these positions. Whilst the actions taking place are not in themselves particularly dangerous, the work demonstrates a gentle testing of physical boundaries and limitations via a child-like exploration of the physical environment.

Clare Rae’s work was selected from a large number of entrants from around the country by judges: Milton Harris, Collector, Contemporary Art; David Rosetzky, Artist and Phill Virgo, Director, Colour Factory.

Climbing the Walls and Other Actions by Clare Rae, winner of the 2009 Colour Factory Award, will be opened by Phill Virgo, Director, Colour Factory

FREE ARTIST FLOOR TALKS

SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2009 , 12PM
Join artists Clare Rae, Georgia Metaxas, Simon O’Dwyer, Andrew Quilty, Laki Sideris, Leah Robertson, Anne Ferran and Emil Toonen