Julie Rrap, Remaking the World #1, 2015, digital print. Courtesy the artist, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne, and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Julie Rrap’s involvement with body art and performance in mid-1970s, Australia continued to influence her practice as it expanded into photography, painting, sculpture and video in an ongoing project concerned with representations of the self and the body. Rrap’s exhibition, as part of the Vizard Foundation Contemporary Artist Project series, will continue her exploration of this aspect of representation while also investigating the creative process and the stereotype of the artist as creative genius.
This exhibition will present a number of new works, including a video installation of sleeping artists, suspended from the ceiling like hanging bats. The new works will be complemented by key works from Rrap’s oeuvre revealing the pinball-like creative practice which has been central to her thinking over the last decade.
Remaking the World
Photography (dry mounted on aluminium), sculpture (cast aluminium and steel tripod)