18 April – 05 May
Opens Wednesday 18 April 6pm–8pm
Many artists now work in a relational and participatory manner, requiring the activation of their viewer. Yet too often, it is assumed that participation in art will automatically achieve openness and inclusion, and enable new, emancipatory social relations. The selection and creation of a group of participants, however, can produce an inability to connect and an unintended exclusion. As a result, I seek to thematise the limits of participation and sociability in my artwork.
Missed Connections explores the complex conditions and contingencies required for people to meet and come together. As such, failed moments of connection are as integral to the work, as are the possibilities for surprising engagement.