Catherine and I will present a new performance work, The Least of the Doorkeepers (It is Possible but Not at the Moment), as part of the exhibition Borders, Barriers, Walls, curated by Francis E. Parker at the Monash University Museum of Art.
The Least of the Doorkeepers is a performance in which razor wire fences block and reroute the movement of gallery visitors in a series of choreographed patterns. The performance will take place during the opening event for Borders, Barriers, Walls on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 6-8pm. It will then continue for the duration of the exhibition, from 30 April until 2 July, 2016.
Catherine and I will also be part of a public panel discussion about the exhibition’s themes on Wednesday 18 May, 6.00-7.30pm. Together with Associate Professor Leanne Weber, co-director of the Border Crossing Observatory, and curator Francis E. Parker, the panel will discuss how contested, complex walls and barriers shape the world, producing situations of separation, isolation or thwarted passage across the globe. Details about the panel discussion may be found here.
Borders, Barriers, Walls is a group show with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Allora & Calzadilla, Karen Black, Gunter Christmann, Jin Chul Kyu, Guan Wei, Shilpa Gupta, Khaled Hourani, Raafat Ishak, Isaac Julien, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Kai Löffelbein, Ricky Maynard, Carlos Motta, Tony Schwensen, Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan, Danae Stratou and Judy Watson.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring commissioned essays by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Yanis Varoufakis, founding member of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 and former Greek finance minister, along with a curatorial overview by Francis E. Parker.
Detailed information about Borders, Barriers, Walls may be found here.