GALLERY + PROJECT ROOM What Form Would A Life Take? Robin Hungerford, Paul Greedy, Eoghan McTigue, Heike Bollig
Sarah Goffman, Peter McKay, Eric van Hove Curated by Maria Cruz & Reuben Keehan
This exhibition takes as its point of departure a question first posed by Walter Benjamin. 'What form do you suppose a life would take', Benjamin conjectured, 'that was determined at a decisive moment precisely by the street song last on everybody's lips?' Operating at intersections between photomedia, performance, video and installation, the Australian and international artists in What Form Would A Life Take? utilise public spaces, outmoded objects, personal encounters, generosity, exchange and forgotten corners of the city from Berlin to Shanghai to Adelaide.
Through language and confrontations with language, What Form Would A Life Take? explores the modes through which artists articulate moments in everyday life spatially, and questions the value placed on life in late capitalist society.
Image above: Peter McKay