7th December – 22nd December, 2017
Naomi Blacklock, Anastasia Booth, Caitlin Franzmann, Chantal Fraser, Clay Kerrigan, Blake Lawrence curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy & Kieran Swann of McCarthy-Swann Projects
NETHERWORLDS are grappling at the corners of the everyday, carving sanctums thick with power, love, and potential. Through object and performance, this exhibition claims space somewhere between contemporary art and the spiritual, for processes of reclamation and reimagination.
Informed by contemporary relationships between ideas of magic, mysticism, cultural ritual, and art making, NETHERWORLDS reflects on theories of early performance as invocational ritual, and art as sympathetic magic. Drawing on ideas of communitas and the perceived and actual power of the exoticised ‘other’, NETHERWORLDS presents overlapping and intersecting spaces to imagine queer spiritualities, a mythology of awe-inspiring women, and prompts and rituals of self-creation and world building.