Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Alex Martinis Roe

Affirmations: The Scene

Affirmations: The Scene

Alex Martinis Roe. Affirmations: The Scene, 2010.

Description:
Affirmations: involved a series of one-on-one encounters and publicly available documents of those encounters. The one-on-one encounters re-negotiated the normative spatial geography that determines the roles of artist and audience in the gallery through interactive work with objects. The constructed encounters took the form of four one-on-one workshops at Light Projects, Melbourne. Each workshop took the space of the gallery and a sculpture I had made called The Scene (comprised of two similar glass triangles, framed in aluminum that are joined but occupy different axes of space) as the context for a negotiation. The negotiations consisted of an instructional task to hang/install/place one of three identical framed images in the space. Each negotiation produced a considered set of parameters that reworked the roles of artist and viewer and the mode of their relation. The workshops involved private one-on-one negotiations between myself and a psychoanalyst; H?l?ne Frichot (an architectural theorist); and Allie Ford (an astro-biologist/physicist). Each of these professionals was chosen for the very different ways in which each of their understandings of space would inform the negotiations.

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
neutrality, representation, reflection, white cube, modernist gallery, normative framework, minimalism, documents, certificates, negotiation, geometry, space, conversations, psychoanalysis, astro-biologist, architectural theorist, objects, interaction, workshops

Images
Encounters: Conversation in PracticeFree AssociationsAnti-Vertical Demonstration Expanded WorkshopMegaphone for Anti-Vertical DemonstrationAffirmations: The SceneDiagram of AffidamentoStenotype (detail)

Videos
Cut

Location
Berlin/Melbourne, Berlin/Victoria
Germany/Australia

Contact
alexmartinisroe@gmail.com

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