Release, let go, throw it all away. Georgia Saxelby invites you into a cathartic ritual act of destruction and purification.
“Break” is an exhibition experimenting with the relationship between art, ritual and performance. Georgia has created a subversive space where the ritual performance allows for a temporary suspension of normal social behaviour – particularly that within an art gallery. Raising questions about the way museum objects are thought of as being able to transform the viewer morally or spiritually, Georgia collides the objective, rational, contemporary art spectacle with an audience driven, sacrificial destruction of artworks. The remains of the shattered artworks will continue to sit in the gallery space as a reminder of the physical act of breaking while constantly accumulating and evolving.
Georgia Saxelby is an artist in residence at CULTURE AT WORK in the 2015 program.
BREAK her exhibition launch Wednesday 8 July 2015 at the ACCELERATOR Gallery. The exhibition will continue until the 15th July 2015.