ZZZZZ: SLEEP, SOMNAMBULISM, MADNESS, Gertrude Contemporary, 5 October – 3 November
Buxton Contemporary Collection artist Kate Mitchell presents work in ZZZZZ: Sleep, Somnambulism, Madness at Gertrude Contemporary alongside Chicks on Speed (Australia/Spain, USA, Germany), Lee Hadwin (UK), Mabel Juli (Australia), Barbora Kleinhamplová & Tereza Stejskalová (Czech Republic), Erica Spitzer Rasmussen (USA), The Telepathy Project (Australia), and Javier Tellez (Venezuela/USA).
Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnambulism, Madness assembles and commissions works by a selection of Australian and international artists to explore the representation of the sleeping figure within contemporary art, and how artists attempt to explore ideas of the subconscious, delirium and altered states. Other works within the exhibition explore the politics of sleep in our rapidly evolving times to consider the impacts of work and economic pressures upon relaxation. At times serene and tender, and at others deeply disturbing, the exhibition considers what transpires during our sleeping life as a means to reflect upon the relationship between our physical being and mental processes, consciousness and subconscious.
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Image: Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnambulism, Madness, installation view at Gertrude Contemporary. Photo: Christo Crocker.
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