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nothing is sacred: methods for destruction

Gabriella Imrichova

29 Jun–16 Jul 2022

the only way out is by walking up to a brick wall and smashing your f*cking face into it”- no one.

Invested in liberation through counter-intuitive practices, nothing is sacred: methods for destruction is a live performance score which will go through cycles of a destructive experimental process over the duration of the exhibition.

Unlocking the gallery from its usual function, the work enters un-made and opens to the public as a work in progress. The gallery is now a studio space, and the public are invited to witness the writing, development, de-development/destruction, and “performance”.

NIS;M4D is a queer resistance to hetero/normative desires for knowing, progress and order (aka holding the world captive). It is an attempt to parallel queer a desire for becoming unlocatable through the “collapse [of] all reference and reconcilability” (1)

Using theories around failure (J. Halberstam), glitch feminism (L. Russel) and black nihilism (C. Warren) to inform the process, NIS;M4D attempts to de-stabilise the viewer, finding ways to open spaces for momentary relief from this hetero/normative knowing- cracking open passageways into bewilderment as perhaps the first step to nowhere / other discarded and overlooked dimensions.

(1) Stolen from Bewilderment by Fanny Howe

Onsite, Exhibition, Performance
Overview

Invested in liberation through counter-intuitive practices, nothing is sacred: methods for destruction is a live performance score which will go through cycles of a destructive experimental process over the duration of the exhibition.

Opening: 30 Jun 2022, 8am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.

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IE.-BS, Connecting in the Grey Zones, curated by Anador Walsh, installation at Blindside. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Nick James Archer.
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