Mollie Rice: Threshold Aligning (Performing Place)
- When 16 Mar - 14 Apr 2018
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM–5PM
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Mollie Rice works across site and studio to explore human spatiality and the contemporary city, with a focus on shifting sensations of place. 'Threshold Aligning (Performing Place)' engages with sites in Botany Sydney, tracing Rice's experimental process of fieldwork which involves walking, active listening and drawing.
Speculating on the potential impact of repeated, habitual everyday gestures, this exhibition intends to alter understandings of place by exposing encoded power structures. Works manifest the intersection between visible and audible, mediating between physical and sensory perceptions of place. By encouraging visitors to interact with the notes, photographs, maps and audio guides from her fieldwork, Rice activates this notion of the threshold — the transitional space between physical and symbolic boundaries.
Mollie Rice Field Map, Botany 2017, and Field Drawings, Botany 2017. Installation view, 'Mollie Rice: Threshold Aligning (Performing Place)', UNSW Galleries, 2018. Photograph: Silversalt Photography
Mollie Rice Field Map, Botany (detail) 2017. Installation view 'Mollie Rice: Threshold Aligning (Performing Place)', UNSW Galleries, 2018. Photograph: Silversalt Photography