Source: Momentum Worldwide
Headline: Performing Arts: MOMENTUM to hold two concurrent shows with an all-Australian line-up
To mark the end of 2017 – and the Australia Now year of friendship between Australia and Germany – MOMENTUM holds two concurrent shows with an all-Australian line-up, taking us back to our Australian roots (MOMENTUM having been founded in Sydney before moving to Berlin in 2011).
MOMENTUMâ€™s two exhibitions, taking place in parallel, are Kate McMillanâ€™s solo show The Past Is Singing In Our Teeth, and DOWN UNDER featuring three Australian women from the MOMENTUM Collection: Janet Laurence, Kate McMillan, and Shonah Trescott.
The Past Is Singing In Our Teeth & DOWN UNDER
OPENING: 8 December @ 7-10pm
EXHIBITION: 9 â€“ 22 December 2017
Opening Hours: 1-7pm
@ MOMENTUM & Projektraum
Kunstquartier Bethanein, Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin 10997
The Past Is Singing In Our Teeth, Kate McMillan’s first solo exhibition in Berlin, extends the notion that artworks, objects and even smells can serve as an umbilical cord back in time, thus functioning as an intermediary into the past â€“ in this case, a fictional past reinvented in the absence of womenâ€™s histories. Like a conjuring or a haunting, it seeks to draw a line around the things that sit at the periphery of our vision. In particular, it imagines a lost archive of womenâ€™s knowledges, a remembrance of which is triggered through the recovery of sacred objects and landscapes. A mixed-media collage, The Past is Singing in our Teeth reconstructs a labyrinth of lost things through a film-based installation incorporating projected films, photography, sound, performance and sculpture. During the exhibition opening, the sculptures will be â€˜performedâ€™ as musical instruments by Perth-based percussionist Louise Devenish based on a score written by Australian composer Cat Hope.
The parallel exhibition DOWN UNDER, is a follow-up to MOMENTUM’s recent exhibition for the UN Climate Conference, COP23, Landscapes of Loss. DOWN UNDER brings together three Australian artists from the MOMENTUM Collection â€“ Janet Laurence, Kate McMillan, and Shonah Trescott â€“ all of whom engage in their practice with the footprints, large and small, which humankind leaves upon our planet; both through mankindâ€™s role in relation to the environment, and through the construction and re-construction of memory, and how this impacts upon our perceptions of past and future. How reliable is memory when the act of re-membering itself is prone to so many reconstructions of the past? How can we foresee the future, when we canâ€™t even agree on a past? How different is our perspective on both our internal and external landscapes when viewed by artists from the other hemisphere?