24th August – 8th September
Tess E. McKenzie
Tess E. McKenzie’s practice navigates elements of choreography or gesture, theatre design and the tenuous relationship between repetition and anxiety. Central to her work is an engagement with the ‘Beckettian loop’, a theatrical device she employs to evoke not only a notion of the absurd, but also to explore and dissect a linear understanding of the timescale and duration involved in viewing filmic and performance-based works. Fogging is part of an ongoing series of works which transpire as pseudo-erotic, intimate moments with botanical bodies. The narrative of Fogging enacts the soft penetration of a finger in between two trees – a silent theatrical set for the pink dancing light hovering between them. A titillating Tinker Bell.
Tess E. McKenzie is an artist based in both London and Melbourne, having recently graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2016.
Fogging is generously supported by the Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, UK.