Up, Down and Hold for 30
9–26 Oct 2019
It creates the container
Between vulnerability and manipulation
I hold you here for the moment, I hold you to learn ya. Let me learn ya. How long will it take for us to become solidified without the scum or history of the past in view?
What do you need from everyone else if you need to be heard and understood?
Patience I guess
who’s rushing you?
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.
Darcy Smith is an emerging artist predominantly working in sculptural installation using glass and text. Glass is an integral material to Smith’s practice, as both the physical and metaphorical relationships that arise from glass both manipulate and sway the trajectory of investigation after moving forward from the ideas of change through the effects of trauma. In recent projects, Smith has used live events to explore how processuality and choreography through everyday movement can exacerbate problems that then lead to reflect the presupposed constructed social norms that situate females in the social sphere.
Smith completed her BFA Honours at Monash University in 2016 and is currently undertaking her MFA at Monash University. Recent exhibitions include: 12:21 in collaboration with Maddy Anderson Gaffa Gallery, Sydney NSW 2018, Memory Palace, curated by Jake Treacy at Dirty Dozen, Melbourne VIC 2017, National Emerging Art Glass Prize, Wagga Wagga NSW 2016 and Fresh! Craft Victoria, Melbourne VIC 2016.