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Whose name I do not yet know (Engaging Through Responsible Uncertainty)

Whose name I do not yet know (Engaging Through Responsible Uncertainty)
A morning workshop with Agatha Gothe-Snape
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at The University of Western Australia are pleased to offer the opportunity to attend a workshop facilitated by Agatha Gothe-Snape on Friday 26 July, 9am-1pm.
This workshop is open to artists and performers and will be a morning of conversation, performance and enquiry facilitated by the artist in response to selected submissions.
“I am interested in reflecting upon and creating situations where histories and archives, sociality, autobiography meet in surprising and inadvertent ways. I think of these situations as “thick situations” where the complexity of the relations is almost overwhelming but can also generate the energy for material and conceptual responses to burst forth. In these moments, uncertainty mutates and articulates itself as a question worthy of work.
This morning workshop is a chance to create a momentary situation around the uncertainty we are all allowed to bring to it. The images, stories and feelings we contribute will guide us and become a score co-created, co-performed and mutually observed in simultaneity.
.” – Agatha Gothe-Snape
If you would like to attend, please send an image from your archive and an accompanying short text (in any form) that flirts with what is not yet named.
Please send your submissions to by Thursday 18 July.
Include your image and accompanying text along with contact details.
Up to 10 submissions will be selected by the artist for participation in the workshop. Attendance will be confirmed by Friday 19 July.
This workshop is presented on the occasion of the exhibition Trying To Find Comfort in An Uncomfortable Chair by Agatha Gothe-Snape with the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts from Saturday 27 July – Sunday 6 October 2019.
Based in improvisational performance, the meeting point between artistic process and social context is a central theme in Agatha Gothe-Snape’s work. It takes many forms: performances (including dance), PowerPoint slide shows, workshops, texts (including correspondence, short poetic texts, and headlines both found and improvised), visual scores and collaboratively produced art objects. Her work has included more traditional media such as sculpture in bronze and steel and ink on paper drawings however these objects always have a direct relation to performance. Her work is direct and assertive. Its administrative aesthetic is marked by a minimal idealisation of colour and language and a frontal visual tactility that is emptied of the artist’s hand. Her process is without fixed limits and fosters transparency. She gives agency to impulsive responses. The work inhabits spaces that are both physical and non-physical. It occupies thresholds that are negotiable.
Read more here.