POISE by Kelly O'SheaPresented by: Midsumma Festival and Arts House
Thu - Fri 4 - 10pm | Sat 11am - 10pm
POISE is an immersive installation that seeks to challenge societal norms and understandings about our bodies, through the construction of a physical environment.
Subject to predominant social conditioning, our bodies are affected and altered at the whims of what is widely considered normal. By entering this immersive installation, intersex artist Kelly O'Shea encourages participants to interact with an environment that reinterprets our altered bodies as a physical space. Informed largely by personal experiences of medical intervention, POISE is a redemptive act; challenging and redefining structural expectations of our own personal experiences.
By inviting visitors to enter this immersive environment one at a time, POISE grants an experience of both confrontation and solace for the viewer.
Music by Eves.
Kelly O'Shea is a contemporary jeweller, and artist. Kelly is also the founder and artistic director for DIRT gallery.
This event is part of BODY, a new major project from Midsumma Festival in partnership with Arts House amplifying the voices of trans, gender diverse and intersex peoples.Unfortunately, due to technical constraints encountered in the venue, this installation will not be wheelchair friendly as originally advertised.