Exhibition Opening: Thursday 11 February 6-8pm. Exhibitions continue until Saturday 12 March.

Xanthe Waite, 'Ball Play' 2015, digital photographic print, perspex, wood, 60 x 45 cm. Image via West Space
Xanthe Waite, ‘Ball Play’ 2015, digital photographic print, perspex, wood, 60 x 45 cm. Image via West Space

Jack Brown, Christo Crocker, Janina Green, Annabelle Kingston, Sanja Pahoki, Aaron Rees, Kiron Robinson, Xanthe Waite, Lydia Wegner, Grace Wood, Justine Varga, curated by Kiron Robinson

Once the photograph signified that something was somewhere, in front of a camera. It was held up as a proof. Proof that someone took the photograph and that something was photographed. In the post-indexical digital world this has changed to signify, at best, that within a photograph anything could be anywhere, everywhere and subsequently nowhere. The photograph can no longer yield any idea of truth beyond its own condition. So, if the photographic has now been freed from the condition of fidelity, what then is its condition?

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BACK SPACE | Exhaustion Builds – Lauren Burrow

the line between wet and the sun
home and hubris
falling fur and a time code
desperate states and disparate territories
a bin being waste itself

Exhaustion Builds comprises of sculptural works that objectify emotional states. The sculptures articulate efforts made by bodies to level with their environments, like a rescue dog shedding its winter coat in the heat.

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GALLERY 2 | The Garden of Earthly Delights – Glenn Barkley & Angela Brennan

Drawing on works from the Renaissance, such as Heironymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights(1503–1515) and Andrea Mantegna’s Agony in the garden (1457-59) Angela Brennan engages with the temporal instability of such works through improvised paintings, while Glenn Barkley draws on the surreal elements of the natural world depicted in these paintings in order to create a series of wildly animated ceramic sculptures and wall hangings.

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READING ROOM |Teena’s Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge – David Capra

Join David Capra and Teena the Dachshund for the Melbourne launch of Eau De Wet Dogge. This new fragrance celebrates the artist’s dog’s infamous bath time. Moist fur, soap suds and soil unite at the base to give this perfume a uniquely musky charm. Sour top notes of slobber and dog breath add alluring nuance.

The official launch of Eau De Wet Dogge will be Tuesday 8 March from 5pm.

Teena’s Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge is presented as part of Festival of Live Art and is an extension of Teena’s Bathtime, a project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia for the Jackson Bella Room, 2015. Teena’s Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge is also presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival‘s Cultural Program Project Series 2016.

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