Barriers to Entry is a joint exhibition by emerging artists Chloe Bensahel (French, US-based) and Amelia Dowling (Australian, Melbourne based). The exhibition will explore systems of labour and oppression and utilise materials that explore fluidity and radical
softness. The artists will present textiles, installation and performance works which investigate the deconstruction of physical, psychological and emotional barriers and how materials carry memory and can be used to reclaim narratives. Through the lens of cross-cultural dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, the artists’ work is inextricably linked through its use of materials and the exploration of societal norms concerning language, power and identity.
Chloe Bensahel, 2017, Arrive, Wool embroidery on handmade kozo paper, 100 x 60 cm.