Clara Murphy CurtainsOpening: 7 August Dates: 7 August - 31 August 2019
Uncovering the meaning of “publication” through its etymology as an “act of making public”.
In Curtains, a two-part structure alternates between stage and audience, redoubling and piecing together theatrical functions, mobilising visitors and observers (framed as readers and authors). Through this temporary setting, the content of the exhibition forms, combining exhibition design with production, resulting in a shift in function and visibility – from private to public.
The exhibition’s textual interventions function as loosely linked footnotes to the physical work, as a ‘codex’ activating various contexts within a single exhibition.
The exhibition includes a catalogue printed by Publication Studio, Hato Press, London. Published in July 2019 on the occasion of Clara Murphy’s solo exhibition Curtains at Bus Projects, Melbourne.