Every Artist Remembered with Mikala Dwyer

Agatha Gothe-Snape, Every Artist Remembered with Mikala Dwyer, 2011, Every Artist Remembered (ACCA), posca pen on arches paper, 180.00 x 140.00 cm, TCG198
Collection: Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Performance Friday 21 October, 2011 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne as part of the exhibition Power to the People, curated by Hannah Matthews.


Artist's notes:

We begin with a glass of wine, something I had never considered before, but it serves its softening purpose. The audience builds steadily throughout. I am more conscious of the act of drawing and feel the emotional space to engage in this process as much as the remembering itself. Mikala and I ebb and flow between intimate rememberings and unknown (to me) names. The conversation seems punctuated by my enquiry into each artist who I have not heard of. The audience is lively and I can feel at times they would like to contribute more, however, the intimacy of the relationship between Mikala and I, and the intensity of the task, prohibits too much banter or audience contributions. At some moments I feel Mikala and I are really in the same space of remembering. Mikala retrospectively noted there were moments in which we seemed psychically connected. We agree we could have gone on for much longer.

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