((edging)) was a solo exhibition which was shown at SEVENTH Gallery (Richmond) from 25 August – 16 September 2022. As a first reapproach to the gallery context since before Melbourne’s 2-year lockdown period, the exhibition deliberately excluded live performances, depictions of the body, digital media, and legible text. Instead, the exhibition speaks peripherally to the contact of body/screen, from the “edge”, through a selection of works which serve as both records and scores of performance actions and their capture as images. These artworks were curated as themselves a choreography of queer acts, following a script set in place within the exhibition statement (dispersed below in its original 8-line form).
((edging)) is a kiss of holy wounds across a stained greenscreen field: an analogue-digital surface of superimposition and transubstantiation.
((edging)) is a hollowing-out of the representational authorities of camera, code, cock, and crosshair into bodily containers.
((edging)) is a parasitic archive, an insertion of the voided frame of image-production into the orifices of the performer.
((edging)) is breeding double-agents in the complexity of unstable, leaky boundaries.
((edging)) is a precarious agency, shifting and transgressing the bounds of its predicament, telling potentials of form in a language of peripheral embodiment.