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When I am here, what do I do?

12 – 27 October 2018
Opening Event | Friday 12 October 6pm

About the Exhibition

This project is a part of Leen’s development of a pedagogy focussed on studying physical and social configurations generated in and by art institutions. The pedagogy uses self-experimentation as a method to study experience. This method is influenced by queer studies of experience which make visible and also obscure contingencies of participating in social and institutional logics. Leen’s pedagogy offers time to study participation in art institutions and well as reconsider operations, orientations and privileges present within these spaces.

During the week before the opening Leen will physically experiment with the gallery space to study the surfaces and structures of Boxcopy. When I am here, what do I do? will share the method of experimentation and documentation of it.

About the Artist

Leen Rieth’s practice involves sculpture, performance and workshops. They have exhibited throughout Australia including Boxcopy and Institute of Modern Art (QLD), with Liquid Architecture (Vic), Canberra Contemporary Art Space (ACT), and Constance ARI (Tas). Leen has most recently completed a residency at Cité Internationale des arts (Paris) aided by the Ross Steele Scholarship for a residency in Art & Design, and spoken at the International Association for Visual Culture 2018 conference ‘Visual Pedagogies’. Leen is currently a PhD candidate at University of New South Wales Art and Design.

Image: Leen Rieth, The challenges of performing right now (lecture performance), 2017. Photo: Louis Lim.

This project is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. 

Boxcopy is proud to be a founding member of All Conference – a national organising network comprised of 15 artist-led, experimental and cross-disciplinary arts organisations.

Representing a crucial stratum of the Australian arts ecology, All Conference members present diverse and innovative artistic programs which support the practices of living Australian artists. They connect these practices to diverse audiences via a passionate localism coupled with significant national and international peer-to-peer networks.

Founding members include: Alaska Projects (NSW), BLINDSIDE (VIC), Boxcopy (QLD), Bus Projects (VIC), c3 (VIC), Constance (TAS), FELTspace (SA), Firstdraft (NSW), Kings ARI (VIC), Moana (WA), Liquid Architecture (VIC), Runway (NSW), Seventh (VIC), Trocadero Artspace (VIC), and Un Projects (VIC).