18 – 27 September 2015
Opening event | Thursday 17 September 6pm
Exhibition organised by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise
Screen Space | 30 Guildford Lane Melbourne VIC
Boxcopy is delighted to be taking part in videoARI at Screen Space in September, as part of Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival. Across 11 screens this exhibition brings together single-channel videos selected by ARIs from across Australia and New Zealand. We will be presenting Anastasia Booth’s video work Portrait of Baubo, produced during her Summer Residency at Boxcopy earlier this year.
Anastasia Booth is an Australian artist working in sculpture, moving image, performance, photography and poetry. Booth playfully interrogates the portrayal of women’s desire in cultural production and symbolic discourse, with a particular investment in fetish sensibilities. Employing strategies of subversion, abstraction and appropriation, her work traverses contemporary subcultures, historic narrative and mythology. By deconstructing these visual codes through the formal and theoretical language of artistic practice, her work speaks to the problematic, humorous and often paradoxical relationship between depictions of the feminine and women’s desire and agency.
Anastasia Booth has exhibited nationally, including projects at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), BLINSIDE (Melbourne), Boxcopy (Brisbane), LEVEL (Brisbane), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (Perth) and is a finalist for the Sunshine Coast New Media Art Prize (2015). In 2014 Anastasia commenced a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award.
Image: Anastasia Booth, Portrait of Baubo, 2015, commissioned by Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space.