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21 May – 25 June 2011

As a material manifestation of Brooke Ferguson’s ongoing performance works, Incremental Maintenance is an exhibition that reflects the Brisbane artist’s continued interest in using simple materials, activities and gestures to generate potential artworks. For her solo exhibition at Boxcopy, Ferguson presents the outcome of vacuuming artist run initiatives. Looking to relocate, recontextualise and re-present the residual activities of art-making from other exhibition sites, here Ferguson collects the intangible signs of the body, the hinge between presence and absence. For the artist this process is informed by Duchamp’s idea of infra mince, one that implicates the potential of art to imagine the passage of one possibility to another. Of becoming receptive to the most minute of differences. Brooke Ferguson graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art, Visual Art (Hons.) at QUT in 2010. She is the Metro Arts 2011 Artist in Residence.

Exhibition Catalogue | Essay by Tasha Finn

Project Documentation

Image: Brooke Ferguson Incremental Maintenance (detail) 2011.