Vivienne Linsley is currently a post-graduate student at Sydney College of the Arts. She creates performance video installations with archival imagery combined with elements of sound, Butoh dance and video. Vivienne’s work explores the concept of the memory, attributing to the formation of the spirit. Her current work is centered on the metamorphic, regenerative nature of memory as it engages with the physical, sensory body.
During the month of October The Rocks Pop-up in collaboration with Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney will be hosting the artist Vivienne Linsley for a month long studio residency and exhibition. Throughout the first two weeks of the month the artist will be working in the exhibition space on her latest project Mnemosyne Echo.
Mnemosyne Echo is a sound performance installation work that will include documentary photographs of the performance as it begins to take form in the beginning two weeks. Working in collaboration with Bodyweather dancer Kirsty Kiloh, dancer Sarah Jane Kelly and composer Ross Symington this work utilizes Butoh dance and The Xth sense, a contempory biophysical musical instrument to express the cybernetic relationship between the physical body and technology. This ongoing project will develop a dialogue that reflects the power structure of technology and the physical body in the current cultural technological sensorium, and illuminate issues such as control and reality.
As part of the studio residency the exhibition space will remain open to the public, who are encouraged to visit the space, see the work in progress, and speak with the artist personally. Mnemosyne Echo will be launched at the exhibition opening on Thursday 18th October.
For more information: viviennelinsley.com
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