Coming - moving experiences

Cecilia White

moving experiences (breathing in, breathing out)

Opening: Friday 31 March 6-8pm
Hours open: Friday - Sunday 1-9 April 2017
to participate: 0408 449 148 or simply drop by
Artists panel talk: Saturday 25 March 3-5pm

Cecilia White moving experiences 2017



 Recently I moved after five years in a compact (yet productive) urban space. This, my twelfth overall move, contributes to a much larger, shifting world. Whole populations are incessantly tempted and, too often, tormented to move: personally, politically, geographically, socially. Others are left behind. As I contemplate the packing boxes I haven't seen for a long time, I also contemplate what it means to move, personally and for others, and what might make moving easier.
"to move" has connotations of shifting emotions, objects, purpose, self: moving experiences. Exploring boundaries and boxes Georges Perec wrote in Species of Spaces: 'To live is to pass from one place to another, while doing your very best not to bump into yourself.' But we do bump: so we gather anxieties and try to cultivate wonder along the way. This moving is like breathing: affected by where and how we live and the journey to/from/through living. 

In a site-responsive performance and installation I explore what might happen to our sense of self and suffering if we pause to look, listen and understand who/what moves us and who/what we move? To do this I move into what was once an automotive repair shop and create my new home and small 'moving places'. I invite the public to visit, to unpack a box and share moving experiences. In response I will create a moving repair kit for them, perhaps to ease the bumps in living.

You're invited to explore breathing space as I move into Articulate Projectspace...with twelve moving boxes ready for y/our experience. You can book a specific time to unpack experiences (Friday 31, Sat 01, Sun 02, Fri 7, Sat 8, Sun 9; 11am - 5pm) by reply email or phone 0408 449 148 or simply drop by.


Further information and details of Artist Panel Talks:
http://www.art-almanac.com.au/whats-on/sydney/#inner-west-marrickville-balmain

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