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How is something so calm, so chaotic

Thursday, 07 September 2017

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How is something so calm, so chaotic – Performance 1 is part of Matthew Pope’s School of Arts and Humanities Honours research project at Edith Cowan University. This work explores the relationship between artist and audience, investigating how interaction occurs and what results from this experience.

The audience is invited to interact with the artist and participate in the shift and oscillation of the artists’ body from subject to object. Through this participation, the audience becomes an essential factor in the creation of the performance.

Matthew Pope (1996) is a multidisciplinary artist that engages viewers through sculpture, performance, video and print based work. As an emerging artist based in Perth, Western Australia, his work explores ideas of our connection with the environment, sexuality, masculinity and the limits of the human body. His Honours research project will explore audience’s engagements with the artist in performance pieces where his body will act as both subject and object, investigating how it fluctuates between these forms.

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How is something so calm, so chaotic – Performance 1 will be a free event open on two consecutive Fridays, 22 and 29 September 2017 from 7:00pm at Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

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How is something so calm, so chaotic – Performance 1 is part of Matthew Pope’s Honours research project at Edith Cowan University.

By entering into the exhibition, you are agreeing to be a part of the research. The performance will be filmed for documentation that will be used only as research for an exegesis.
Although the camera will be focusing on the performers body, if you interact with the performer, you may be filmed.
You will not be identifiable in the documentation if you chose to participate with the performer.

Please be aware that any interaction is voluntary - if you do not wish to participate in the performance you can observe.

I, the artist take full responsibility for anything that occurs within the duration of the performance. If you have any concerns, please speak to one of the gallery staff available.

- Matthew Pope, 2017.

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