Sex Act in Sawdust

Sex Act in Sawdust

Posted on: August 31, 2013

Tim Gregory's latest exhibition, Sawdust Sex, will be presented by Paper Mountain in Perth from July 27, but he needs some help.

 

An anonymous couple is needed to perform a sex act upon a layer of sawdust, leaving imprints to create the artwork. What is left behind will be shown to audience members who attend the exhibition between July 27 and August 11 at Paper Mountain Gallery.

 

Dr Tim Gregory, theorist and artist, is seeking an open-minded couple to voluntarily participate in this piece and can be contacted here.

 

His artistic focus has been upon spatial and sexual politics and his research examines the political potentiality of pornography to disturb the public's conservative interactions with image. His research has been published in international journals and he has completed artistic work for spaces including: the Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW Art Gallery and Latrobe Regional Gallery.

 

Gregory's work aims to engage audiences and to raise questioning about the way in which we categorise the newly visible. Sawdust Sex is his latest exploration of these ideas. It draws upon the idea of 'obscene'  by making reference to an 'offstage' occurrence that is not shown to the public. Viewers can use their own imaginations and perceptions to construct an image. The marks in the sawdust provide little clues for audience members and will entice them to use preconceived constructs of sexuality.

 

By creating a space of almost nothing, Sawdust Sex will allow us to see the image we could not usually think beyond.  

 

Tim was a Sydney-based artist who completed his Ph.D at the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics when he was a researcher and was also a Postgraduate Research Development Officer for the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA). He currently lectures in Theory for the School of Design and Art at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

 

Paper Mountain is a small Artist-Run-Initiative (ARI) space running upstairs on Willams St, Northbridge  next to Little Willy's Café. Founded in 2011, Paper Mountain is one of Perth's newest ARIs and aims to promote emerging artists and provide studio spaces. One of the founders includes Amber Harries, who was selected for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts' (PICA) Hatched Program in 2010.

Tim Gregory's latest exhibition, Sawdust Sex, will be presented by Paper Mountain in Perth from July 27, but he needs some help.

 

An anonymous couple is needed to perform a sex act upon a layer of sawdust, leaving imprints to create the artwork. What is left behind will be shown to audience members who attend the exhibition between July 27 and August 11 at Paper Mountain Gallery.

 

Dr Tim Gregory, theorist and artist, is seeking an open-minded couple to voluntarily participate in this piece and can be contacted here.

 

His artistic focus has been upon spatial and sexual politics and his research examines the political potentiality of pornography to disturb the public's conservative interactions with image. His research has been published in international journals and he has completed artistic work for spaces including: the Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW Art Gallery and Latrobe Regional Gallery.

 

Gregory's work aims to engage audiences and to raise questioning about the way in which we categorise the newly visible. Sawdust Sex is his latest exploration of these ideas. It draws upon the idea of 'obscene'  by making reference to an 'offstage' occurrence that is not shown to the public. Viewers can use their own imaginations and perceptions to construct an image. The marks in the sawdust provide little clues for audience members and will entice them to use preconceived constructs of sexuality.

 

By creating a space of almost nothing, Sawdust Sex will allow us to see the image we could not usually think beyond.  

 

Tim was a Sydney-based artist who completed his Ph.D at the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics when he was a researcher and was also a Postgraduate Research Development Officer for the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA). He currently lectures in Theory for the School of Design and Art at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

 

Paper Mountain is a small Artist-Run-Initiative (ARI) space running upstairs on Willams St, Northbridge  next to Little Willy's Café. Founded in 2011, Paper Mountain is one of Perth's newest ARIs and aims to promote emerging artists and provide studio spaces. One of the founders includes Amber Harries, who was selected for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts' (PICA) Hatched Program in 2010.