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I Would Breathe Water


Wise, K, I Would Breathe Water, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, Australia, 1 (2012) [Curated Exhibition]


Sarah Scout is delighted to present I Would Breathe Water, a group exhibition curated by Kit Wise that brings together works by artists from Australia and the UK that consider the medium and politics of water in contemporary life. Jordan Baseman, Lily Hibberd, Siri Hayes, Rosslynd Piggott and Kit Wise utilise cinematic, sculptural, textual and photographic means to explore our complex and at times contested relationship with the world’s most essential and prevalent resource. Wise’s curation takes history’s romanticised vision of the oceanic landscape, and in particular Australia’s obsession with the beach, and imbues it with a strong ecological conscience. I Would Breathe Water invites us to embrace this amorphous, bittersweet condition and to ‘suffer a sea-change.

Item Details

Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Wise, K (Professor Kit Wise)
ID Code:104475
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2015-11-12
Last Modified:2017-11-17

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