Curated by Nik Papas Worldbackwards

2 – 24 June 2017

Marco Fusinato, Helen Grogan, Sophia Hewson, Raafat Ishak, Fiona Macdonald, Nik Papas and Warren Taylor.

Worldbackwards presents an expanded enquiry into the rhetoric of spectatorship and theatre fostered in contemporary art practices.

Including performance and time-based media, this exhibition adopts an interdisciplinary approach to art that focuses on themes of transition and material agency. It is intended that such a perspective will throw light on the changing role of artifacts, and on an environment molded by theatre to evoke temporality, the audience, and the place of the stage.

What follows, then, is not an exhaustive history of theatre but more precisely a field of experimentation in which artists negotiate the boundary between the audience and stage, but also the body and image, and the power of exchange at work between media and everyday, effective experience.

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