skinned – double bind exhibition 2018

Skinned – silicone, polyester and polyurethane – 2018

Skinned is a new work created for Double Bind 2018 – a unique group show which allocates each artist to another from the exhibition and asks them to respond to that person’s work.

This piece is my response to the work of Melbourne artist Kerry Leonard and his Masters research into experiencing art through touch and the ability of the haptic sense to “offer a fresh perception and perspective of ourselves through the prism of art”.

I’m drawn to the way in which Kerry’s spatially driven practice explores “what the hand is able to know” by challenging our reliance on ocular recognition and focusing perception through touch as the primary means of interaction with his artwork. The title ‘Skinned’ refers to both the sensory organ that encapsulates our corporeal existence (i.e. we are all skinned…) and also to a process of exposure and self-revelation. The object itself is a secondary relic of a procedure that explores the compulsion of the haptic by enticing the viewer to touch, prod, peel and reveal.

“The flesh is the surface of the unknown”
Victor Hugo

Double Bind

double bind exhibition 2018

Louise, along with fourteen other artists are taking over Testing Grounds in Melbourne with all new works for Double Bind! More than your average group show, Double Bind pushes the boundaries and takes artists out of their comfort zones, presenting work from artists across Australia like you have never seen before.

Each artist has been challenged to immerse themselves in the practice of another artist in the exhibition resulting in a new work that marries both their partner’s and their own signature styles; art-fusion, if you will. Double Bind sees sculptors paired with performance artists, minimalists paired with feminists, academics paired with designers, and so much more!

Come down to Testing Grounds February 2, 6 pm – 11 pm. Not one to be missed, Double Bind runs across the entire site of Testing Grounds February 2 – 10. Double Bind is a summer must-see. Cost: FREE

Featured Artists:
Chris Bond
Georgia Banks
Dean Colls
Nick Waddell
Casandra Tytler
Sean Lowry
Ben Sheppard
Paul Mumme
Louise Skačej
Danica Karaicic
Sonic Electric
Kerry Leonard
Lachlan Anthony
Johnathan McBurnie
Aaron Martin