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The Killing, 6-Pack, 2022. Mixed textiles and synthetic fibres.Image courtesy of RMIT Gallery. Photo: Tobias Titz

Agent Bodies

30 Jul 2022
RMIT Gallery 6 Apr - 14 Aug 2022

Curated by Mikala Dwyer and Drew Pettifer, Agent Bodies at RMIT Gallery seeks “to enable a better understanding of what a body is”. We “live inside our bodies every day”, the catalogue says, but “how often do we stop to consider how entwined they are with our identity and our world?” Considering the breadth of the practices represented, the answer it seems is very often. However, something far more subtle and pertinent emerges in the meeting of works in Agent Bodies—a revelation of the ambivalence of discourse regarding illness and otherness and its symbolic life.

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