In-Conversation: Ella Sutherland & Sarah Rodigari
- When 3 Jun - 3 Jun 2020
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As public galleries throughout Australia remain temporarily closed, 'Friendship as a Way of Life' will open to the public when restrictions lift and will extend to 21 November 2020. This public program will be delivered online.
Join artists Ella Sutherland and Sarah Rodigari, discussing the relationship between printed matter and queer histories. With a focus on Sutherland's practice, together they will explore the pressure to produce, legibility when transmuting experiences onto a page and what happens when materials enter an archive. Sutherland will also speak about her work in response to the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) and a new body of work exploring typography and the mechanics of production in the lesbian erotic magazine 'Wicked Women'.
Ella Sutherland (Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand) works across the fields of visual art, publishing and language. Sutherland utilizes printing, painting, and installation to analyse and activate complex reading systems across built and digital environments. Her most recent work has drawn on extensive research periods spent in specialist archives, through which she continues to explore the relationship between language and social history and the evolving role of technology in disseminating thought.
Sarah Rodigari is an artist whose practice addresses the social and political potential of art. Her work is site responsive, employing, durational live action, improvisation, and dialogical methodologies to produce text-based performance and installations. Rodigari has worked with and within various contexts and institutions. These include the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), the 20th Biennale of Sydney, MUMA, Melbourne International Arts Festival, ACCA, The Poetry Project (NYC) Cemeti Arts House (Indonesia), PACT Zollverein (Germany) and SOMA (Mexico City). She holds a PhD in Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and is member of the collective Field Theory.
Ella Sutherland Five Readings, 2018, silkscreen on paper, 5 parts: each 76.2 x 55.8cm (sheet). Installation view, Monash University Museum of Art, Bookworks, Melbourne, 2019. Photo: Christian Capurro. Courtesy of the artist.
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