This image: Angela Goh, ‘Scum Ballet’, 2017, live performance, originally commissioned by
Campbelltown Arts Centre, courtesy the artist. Photo: Catherine McElhone
 Featured image: Kate Cooper, \’We Need Sanctuary\’, 2016, video still, courtesy the artist

THE PUBLIC BODY .03 is the final in a three-part series of exhibitions  presented annually by Artspace from 2016–18 exploring multifaceted ideas around the public body.

THE PUBLIC BODY .03 situates the body as detached from or encompassing much more than mere physical form. This body is a rhizomatic network of associations and relationships, mediated by notions of the digital, the hybrid, the atemporal and the futuristic. Living in an era of what Paul Preciado terms ‘punk hypermodernity’, the body is not one but many things – melancholic, lonely and alien; but also hyper-conscious, humorous, resilient and versatile.

Kelly Akashi, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Badlands, Archie Barry
Kate Cooper, Hannah Donnelly, Cécile B. Evans, Doreen Garner, Angela Goh, Celia Hempton, Jess Johnson, Oliver Laric, Rachel Maclean, Jan Nelson, Patricia Piccinini, Jon Rafman, Tabita Rezaire, Jacolby Satterwhite, Yves Scherer, Francis Upritchard

Visitors please note that this exhibition contains strong language, nudity and explicit imagery. Artspace advises that all minors should be accompanied by a supervising adult.

THE PUBLIC BODY .03 will show at Artspace, [Facebook] 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, 31 August – 28 October.