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We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

The Vessel

Alexandra Gomez

Side Gallery
3 Mar 2017–25 Mar 2017
Opening

The Vessel, a new body of work by Alexandra Gomez, employs abstraction of the human form as a tool to break away from the contextualisation of identity, gender, sexuality and size.

In this work the body is represented as an expanding form, spreading and filling space. The body is used to frame the lack of Being promised through the body, presenting it as supplementary – a vessel used to carry life. Grotesque yet somewhat familiar to the human form, the installation comes together to form an organ-like structure – a vessel – slowly revealing human figures as the film pans to reveal more recognisable imagery transforming the room into the chambers of a fleshy beast. The film, consisting of a series of extreme close-up shots of the human form, converts the body into living landscapes.

 

  • Alexandra Gomez is a Melbourne based video installation artist examining intimacy, the body and identity. Since graduating from Monash University in 2015, she has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Melbourne and Milan (Italy). In 2014, Alexandra spent a number of months on a studio residency in Prato (Italy).

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