BOXCOPY SUMMER RESIDENCY: SEPULCHRE
31 January – 7 March 2015
Poetry Event | Saturday 14 February 4pm
Closing Event | Saturday 7 March 6pm
Boxcopy welcomes Brisbane-based artist Anastasia Booth into the gallery for the Summer Residency. Over the summer Anastasia will utilise the gallery as a studio space, creating a new body of work exploring specific mythological figures and contemporary rituals, and themes of volition, desire, pleasure and disillusionment. Join us for the closing event on Saturday 7 March, 6pm.
Anastasia and Boxcopy invite you to join us for a special poetry event on Valentine’s Day, 14 February at 4pm – exploring the intimacy of spoken word and the sensual experience of text and personal narrative, as ‘couples’ perform poetry together. Speakers for the day include Catherine or Kate, Courtney Pedersen and Charles Robb, Courtney Coombs and Vanessa Loh, David M. Thomas and Suzanne Howard, Joseph Breikers and Enderie Andrew Nuatal, Caitlin Franzmann and Leena Reithmuller, Erika Scott and Brooke Ferguson, Daniel McKewen and Maegan McKewen, Anastasia Booth and Jeffrey Mohr.
Anastasia works across sculpture, moving image, photography and poetry. Her practice playfully interrogates the portrayal of women’s desire in cultural production and symbolic discourse, with a particular focus on the representation of fetishism. Employing strategies of subversion, abstraction and appropriation, her works draw influence from contemporary subcultures, art history and mythology. By reconstructing these visual codes through the formal and theoretical language of artistic practice, her works speak to the problematic, humorous and often paradoxical relationship between depictions of the feminine and women’s desire and agency.
Anastasia has exhibited nationally, including projects at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Metro Arts (Brisbane), Inbetweenspaces (Brisbane), Griffith University Art Gallery (Brisbane) and she was a finalist in the Hatched National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (2012). In 2014 Anastasia commenced a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award.
Image: Anastasia Booth Seer 2014. Courtesy the artist.