NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE | OLIVIA LACEY
Opening | Friday 12 July 2019 6-8pm
Exhibition | 13 – 27 July 2019
Artist talk Saturday 27 July 2019 6-7pm
Entry free but RSVP needed
OFFSITE: Music City Karaoke Rooms
Level 2, 134 Adelaide Street Brisbane City
‘Now That You’re Here’ marks Olivia Lacey’s return to performance and video art. She recreates the space of a karaoke room in order to deconstruct the aesthetics of the stage and examine the paradoxical limitations of self-expression through pop culture. The selected songs bring in themes of place, transporting viewers from the karaoke room to abstract concepts of romanticised places in lyrics at odds with their background imagery.
Olivia Lacey is a Brisbane based artist. Her practice employs processes of transcription and translation to explore the ambiguities, slippages or humour that can arise in interpersonal interactions. Her works combine referents appropriated from art historical texts, pop music lyrics and everyday conversations in order to examine the romantic dialogue as an intersubjective space of exchange. Recent exhibitions include Love Me, Love Me (2019), Metro Arts; Future Proof (2018), Boxcopy; Hatched: National Graduate Show (2018), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts; and Maybe We Could Meet Again (2018), 3331 Arts Chiyoda.