PROJECT SPACE | SALLY CRAVEN | desiring-production10 February 2022 — 27 February 2022
Sally Craven, a body without organs, 2021, plaster, silica, glass, terracotta dust, diamante bracelets, aquarium gravel, dimensions variable. Credit James Fields
For the second half of Magical Putt Putt, our Project Space will host a solo installation by Sally Craven. Inspired by lost worlds and the unexpected utopias of golf, a video installation speaks to the last remaining island of a critically endangered orchid surviving inside a private golf club on Kaurna land, proposing the orchid as a ‘site of resistance’.
In an accompanying sculptural installation, Sally Craven’s process of working with material is transferred as embodied knowledge through making. Solid glass becomes waterfalls escaping from fissures formed in plaster silica during kiln casting. Originally intended as moulds to cast the artist’s feet in glass, they refuse to be contained. Suggestive of reproductive organs and seed banks, these leaky bodies occupy a space between desire and dysfunction.
Referencing Deleuze and Guattari’s The Body Without Organs, desiring-production revels in the absurdity of golf as a grotesque appendage of capitalist, colonial and patriarchal ideologies.
See below a response to the exhibition by Josie Dillon:
10 FEBRUARY – 27 FEBRUARY
LAUNCH 12 FEBRUARY