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Entanglements establishes a dialogue between the practices of Perth-based West Australian emerging artists Jessica Tan and Kimberley Pace through the manifestation of objects and site-specific installation. A collaborative inquiry into the unstable parameters of corporeality and the embodied everyday space, the exhibition project transforms and shifts meanings associated with materiality and aesthetics.
For Julia Kristeva, the abject establishes that we first understand the world through materiality. Our symbolic relationships with our bodies and our relationships with the space around us are determined first by how things feel, look and smell. Materials tell us how to think and how to feel. We develop relationships bound to how things appeal to us, or repel us or even occupy a space between.
Kimberley Pace and Jessica Tan explore these relationships through a collaborative exchange of ideas, works and materials resulting in the negotiation of process-based outcomes that generate and develop further material conversations. These outcomes explore the relationships between the natural and artificial, the alluring and uncomfortable, and the material object, the body and the space they exist within.
For Entanglements, both artists create objects that extend on individual practice concerns engaging the unstable parameters of corporeality and embodied everyday space. The intersection of these practices constructs an ambiguous space for the viewer, which questions perceived meanings associated with material response and aesthetics.