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PROJECT SPACE | ALICE WEBER | DREAM CELLSCAPES

PROJECT SPACE | ALICE WEBER | DREAM CELLSCAPES

Occupying the Project Space during the second half of Textbook for Desire is a solo installation and performance by Alice Weber. Treating the spreadsheet as a choreographic field, ‘Dream Cellscapes’ encompasses installation and choreography to explore the idea of cells as containers of desire.

‘Dream Cellscapes’ opens April 14th and runs until May 2nd. On the 17th of April from 3pm Weber and collaborators, Wendy Yu, Juliet Saito and Ella Watson-Heath, will perform in our lecture theatre, installed in the main gallery as part of ‘Textbook for Desire.’

The cell refers to a contained space. It is also the smallest unit of life. Where there is life there is desire, and while the cell contains/holds/structures — desire flows.

By taking the spreadsheet as the choreographic field, this project explores this idea of cell as container of desire. Between cells and bodies, desire to spills and overflows, a cellular dream; a cellscape. As performers move across IRL and online embodiments, going slack and reanimating, the work asks what flows between cells, both digital and biological.

There are questions of spectatorship that undermine a conventional, phalloccularcentric gaze. It’s like watching a sleepover through a bedroom window, except the window is your phone and instead of bedsheets its spreadsheets. They know you’re watching but they don’t mind – which makes you press your face right up.

Corrupting office software for their fantasy, and along with it expectations of time, gaze and presence, Dream Cellscapes looks at digital embodiment and the porousness of desire.

 

On April 10th Weber invites members of the public to Critical Path during her research residency with collaborators Wendy Yu, Juliet Saito and Ella Watson-Heath.

This project is part of Alice Weber’s 2021 Research Residency at Critical Path

LAUNCH
17 APRIL 3-6PM

EXHIBITION
15 APRIL – 2 MAY

ARTIST
ALICE WEBER

OPENING HOURS
THURSDAY – SUNDAY
11AM–5PM

SPONSORS

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation,

the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Cement Fondu stands.

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