Pervasive Flesh

Exhibition opening Thursday 18 September, 6-8pm

Early-career artist Talitha Kennedy returns to Darwin for her solo exhibition, Pervasive Flesh, in Gallery 1, a site-specific sculptural installation which examines her own connection to the Territory and broader notions about place and belonging along with, in the artist’s words, ‘the fascination with the Other and failed altruism’. Kennedy works with materials and techniques of the built environment (including found demolition rubble and black leather) to challenge the nature of constructed realities. ‘This object based work illustrates’, she writes, ‘a psychological landscape of control and surrender, where the necessary death of things creates the new’. Kennedy is a Masters graduate (visual arts) from Charles Darwin University, Darwin.


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Exhibition-related essay by Simon Pericich


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Improvised Flesh, a 4-hour improvised dance performance by Jessica Devereux and Kelly Beneforti in response to Talitha Kennedy’s Pervasive Flesh, Saturday 11 October 2014, with poetry by Jeremy Garnett

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