A red wine cheers to the intimacies of industry
Feelings we experience in relation to our urban environment
Alisha Abate's sculptural practice concerns how the living body inhabits space and the reciprocal relationship of how space is constructed.
Having grown up frequently visiting family working in industrial contexts, Alisha is interested in reconnecting to the process of production. Reflecting on the idea of the necessity of industry to the contemporary human existence.
Through a process of casting objects she translates and situates experiences of the body into architectural spaces, considering how the body is both used to inform architecture and design and how it can also shape the way a space is used.
Her works will evokes the personal, emotional experiences of the individuals who worked in the various industries documented at the Living Museum of the West and more broadly the West. Alisha works with the sense of romance and emotion, weaving them together with the industrial materialities, moving away from the idea of labourers as individuals who perform the same repetitive task and work like machines.
In travel guidebooks there is no telling what the people in the area do for work. It is important because it is a core part of culture, reflecting how humans spend time under a capitalist framework.
Saturday 27 January
12.30-2.30pm Facilitated talk by I Wish You Knew
A facilitated chat with Sexuality and Pleasure Educator Euphemia Russell, from I Wish You Knew. The conversations will bring together personal sexuality and gender reflections around what we wish: our younger selves, lovers and future lovers, loved ones, and our larger worlds knew
Opening celebrations 3-5pm
4-4.15pm performance by Adolfo Aranjuez
Adolfo Aranjuez a freelance writer, poet and dancer will create a performance in response to the work and exhibition site on opening night.
Sunday 11 February
4pm performance by Adolfo Aranjuez
We acknowledge that we are on traditional lands of the Kulin Nation. We offer our respect to the Elders of these traditional lands, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples past and present and future.
Please refer to the facebook event for further details.
This event was made possible with the support of the Living Museum of the West