Body, Provocation

Elizabeth Delfs and Robyn Beeche

Body, Provocation is an exciting and new collaborative project by the internationally renowned photographer Robyn Beeche and emerging artist Elizabeth Delfs. Body, Provocation brings together two unique and diverse practices. Melbourne’s newest contemporary art space, Guildford Lane Gallery is proud to present this collaboration for the first time.

Art Exhibition previously on at Guildford Lane Gallery (Closed) in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 01 August 2008 to Sunday 28 September 2008
Launch Thursday 31 July 2008, 6 - 8pm

Body, Provocation Series , 2007 image

Published by Guildford Lane Gallery on Wednesday 11 June 2008.
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For Body, Provocation Delfs and Beeche worked with dancers and photography – or the ephemeral and documentation – to combine two diverse and intriguing practices. Their images reflect their shared interest in the body, which they perceive to be a site of creation and deconstruction, and a means to make alternative and “anti-fashion” statements. In the photographs, the dancers appear to exist in a space that oscillates between the organic and the inorganic, fervor and calm, and reverie and consciousness. The notions of beauty, sexuality, the surreal, provocation and the occult are some of the themes and ideas explored by the artists.

For 35 years, Beeche has focused on the intersections between art and fashion. Her work is theatrical and immersed in high fashion and art photography. Beeche is responsible for creating iconic images for fashion royalty such as Vivienne Westwood and Zhandra Rhodes. She is currently based in India where she documents festivals and Indian culture. These images were the focus of Krishna Love and Devotion, an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria in early 2008.

Delfs teaches at the Curtin University of Technology and regularly exhibits her work in and around Perth. Delfs’ practice, which engages fashion and artificial environments, first gained recognition when she was selected to exhibit in Talente, an international exhibition held in Munich 2005, featuring outstanding emerging artists and craft practitioners.

Location

Guildford Lane Gallery
20-24 Guildford Lane Melbourne
Gallery is open 12-9pm, 7 days a week