BODY INFORMATION WORKSHOPS
Monday 25 January – Saturday 30 January 2016
Workshop Sessions: Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 January 2016
Exhibition Event: Saturday 30 January 6pm
The Body Information Workshops are an ongoing study that involves gallery visitors completing tasks that document their body experience. At previous workshops, participants have completed actions with Leena including: brushing each other’s teeth, gesturing their heartbeat and using a neti pot. All of the sessions are documented, allowing audiences to access the workshops afterwards, without directly participating.
At Boxcopy, Leena will facilitate a number of tasks in one-on-one private sessions and group sessions from Monday 25 January – Wednesday 27 January. Workshop tasks will include various forms of performance, mindfulness, intimacy and good conversation. You can sign up to take part by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – registrations are open from Monday 18th January. Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Join us for a one-night exhibition event at the conclusion of the project on Saturday 30 January at 6pm.
Leena Riethmuller is an early career artist based in Brisbane. She works across the mediums of performance, sound, video, installation and participation. Her work is concerned with contemporary perceptions of the body and how people be with, use and relate to bodies. In 2015 Leena held Body Information Workshops for her exhibition at The Walls (QLD) which was part of Liquid Architecture’s FM[X] What Would A Feminist Methodology Sound Like? program (QLD/NSW/Vic), and she also exhibited with the Channels Festival (Vic). In 2014, Leena exhibited at Metro Arts (QLD), Canberra Contemporary Art Space (ACT), Constance ARI (TAS), and performed at the MCA Art Bar (NSW). In 2013, she completed a residency with LEVEL ARI and was a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Leena has a BFA (Hons) and graduated from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2012.
Image: Leena Riethmuller Feel for your heart beat with one hand and use the other to motion that beat  from ‘Body Information Workshops, Task 5 – You and Leena will each place a hand over your own heart and motion your own heart beat for 10 minutes’. Video still, 2015.