This Mess We’re In

Opens 13 October 7:00pm
Continues until 2 November 2018, Wed.–Sun. 11am-6pm
Old Customs House, Fremantle
Curated by Tarsh Bates
Free Entry

This Mess We’re In entangles queer feminist ecologies with Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s seminal exploration of life creation and re-formation. The artworks pick at the stitches of life and technology, emerging, resist, reform and respond to the biotechnologisation of life. They reveal the messiness of life and technology, our mess-mates and the messes we are in because of our manipulations. They also explore the political, ethical and material affordances of this mess for re-configuring, trans-animating, per-forming and de-colonising. The exhibition forms a unique ecology of queer feminist perspectives on Shelley’s legacy.


Abhishek Hazra, Ai Hasegawa, Alicia King, Alize Zorlutuna, Cat Jones, Hege Tapio, Helah Milroy, Helen Pynor, Jaden JA Hastings, Karen Casey, Kathy High, Katie Wularni West, Kirsten Hudson, Lindsay Kelley, Mary Maggic, Mike Bianco, Pony Express, Rachel Mayeri, Sarah Hermanutz + Nenad Popov, Shelley Jackson, Špela Petrič, Svenja Kratz, Sue Hauri-Downing, Tarsh Bates, Verena Friedrich and WhiteFeather Hunter.









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