The Project Space focuses on experimental, evolving and live activations and is curated to broadly complement the gallery’s main exhibitions.
To coincide with Here is Your Horizon, the Project Space presents Woven Kolektif, a group of artists exploring Australian-Indonesian connections. Woven have created Breathing Room, a warm and nurturing environment that is inspired by shared and individual experiences of loss and love and invites visitors to reflect on the role of art in processes of healing and resisting.
Featuring sound and video works, text-based and audiovisual archives, refreshments, and a live workshop and performances, the Breathing Room offers a temporary gathering space for moments of collectivity, care and solace that reflects the Indonesian concept of nongkrong, or ‘being together’.
“Nongkrong can be considered a kind of subversive activity in that it reframes Western based notions of idleness, and instead places value on ‘wasting time’ as encouraging collectivity and knowledge sharing."
The exhibition both poses conceptual questions and offers an experience of safety and respite in relation to deeply 'uncaring' sentiments that are expressed today within national and global culture wars and discussions of identity politics.
Join Woven on Saturday June 22 at 3pm for a free Furious Care workshop and live performance.
Image: Courtesy the artists