"Pen running out, trundling smudge"
Curated by: Writing & Concepts
Opening: Saturday 9 November, 3pm
Archie Barry will present a thread of curated readings from their diary entries written between 1999 and 2019, laced together with excerpts of affect theory, linguistics and existential philosophy. Polyvocal and correlative, the presentation searches for ramified language that could function (or dysfunction) to touch the perpetual flux of personhood.
ARCHIE BARRY (born 1990, Sydney) is an artist working in Melbourne on unceded Wurundjeri/Birrarung land. Their performance work has been recently exhibited at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Buxton Contemporary, Artspace and Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.
They have been in panel discussions, given readings and performance lectures at Parsons and the New School (New York), the National Gallery of Victoria, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Monash University Museum of Art, Testing Grounds and Melbourne Art Fair.
Their writing has been published in Art + Australia and Archer Magazine. Recently they co-authored ‘Clear Expectations: Guidelines for institutions, galleries and curators working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists’ with artist Spence Messih.
They are currently a sessional teacher at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne.
WRITING & CONCEPTS is a lecture and publication series exploring the insights that practitioners have in to their own creative and cultural practices, and provides an opportunity for them to discuss and publish these insights in a public forum. Contributors include practitioners for whom the written form is their primary professional output and practitioners whose work manifests as exhibitions or events within the domain of contemporary art.
This is a free lecture, bookings are essential: Book here