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Where You Rest by Amy Kreitals

  • Testing Grounds 1 City Road Southbank, VIC, 3006 Australia (map)

“Where you rest” explores themes of the site of the body as ‘home’. The body is the most basic vessel of home, with us wherever we go, as we shift through different sites and states of belonging in, to and of place. This relationship to the site of the body can be fluid, familiar, safe, or it may be is more fraught and fractured. 

With this work the artist is re-approaching this relationship to the body as a place of belonging by engaging in a process-driven experience that allows for exploration and joy in what can be created, rather than frustration over what cannot. 'Where you rest' is an opportunity to find peace at home. 

This large scale textile installation crafted using textiles associated with either comfort or domestic use and traditional handicraft techniques modified by the artist. The work will predominantly consist of panels adorned with various stitching techniques, hung through the Testing Grounds site. 

The artist creates all her works in her home, often even in bed, as such these works originate from a context of domesticity and home.

Opening Event: Friday, 3 August 2018, 6:00pm

Instagram: @_amyalexandra

Later Event: August 3
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