extensions of being i & not you - Margot Mills and Jeanne Vrastor
22/02/18 – 17/03/18
Opening Thursday 22nd February from 6pm.
Through installation and video, 'extensions of being i & not you' explores the ways in which our selfhood is regulated and influenced through subtle physical and institutional systems of control.
A collaborative project born from a decade long friendship situated in France and New Zealand, 'extensions of being i & not you' also investigates the distance between the self and other, and how we negotiate our relationships with our bodies overtime.
Jeanne Vrastor is an emerging artist from Toulouse, France. Currently finishing her studies at La Hear, she is interested in creating forms and imagery that investigates our relationship with the world around us, as individuals and as a group. Through video and install, Vrastor explores the tension of political and social structures which mediate our perceptual experiences of our immediate and conceptual surroundings. She has exhibited in group shows in Paris and Italy, and has just been accepted for 3 month residency at OTIS College of Art and Design in LA.
Margot Mills, a recent Massey graduate, explores the ways in which women’s relationships with their corporeal experience is consistently mediated and disrupted by prevailing structures. Through depictions of abject harm and body modification, her work explores the production and disruption of a ‘normal’ body, investigating how othered bodies have their right to intimacy, wholeness and corporeality severed. She has exhibited her video work in several local galleries and ARIs, including Toi Poineke Arts Centre and Meanwhile Gallery.
Special thanks to Haute École des Arts du Rhin.