Enduring space

Leen Rieth

You and me [5]_2.jpg
 
 

Leen Rieth uses self-experimentation as a method to study experiences of institutional spaces. Leen’s performances and sculptures invite detailed analysis of the role of the artist, and the physical, emotional and intellectual processes involved in participating in institutional art.


Leen’s work will respond to the specific structure of the WTS gallery, particularly the large pane of windows that run along the South-West facing wall. It is an interesting feature, to allow so much natural light into the gallery space. The space feels occupied as the sunlight stretches across the floor in the afternoon. Leen will use the sunlight as the basis for a performance where they will occupy the patch of light that comes through the windows. They will travel with it as it moves across the gallery space. They will perform each day the exhibition is open (Wed-Sat afternoons for three weeks). Moving with the sunlight is an opportunity to study how phenomena that are often kept out of institutional spaces, do enter, persist, and stretch out through them.

 

ARTIST BIO

Leen Rieth uses self-experimentation as a method to study experiences of institutional spaces. Leen’s performances and sculptures invite detailed analysis of the role of the artist, and the physical, emotional and intellectual processes involved in participating in institutional art.

Leen is a PhD candidate at University of New South Wales Art and Design. They have exhibited throughout Australia including Boxcopy and Institute of Modern Art (QLD), with Liquid Architecture (Vic), Canberra Contemporary Art Space (ACT), and Constance ARI (Tas). They have recently completed a residency at Cité Internationale des arts (Paris) aided by the Ross Steele Scholarship for a residency in Art & Design. Leen is the recipient of an Australian Government Research and Training Program Scholarship to support their PhD candidature.

www.leenrieth.com

 

Image: You and me [5], 2018, 3.5hr performance cleaning the entire barbecue structure. Location: Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, Tasmania. For Across the coals event organised by Constance ARI and Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park. Image credit: Julian Frichot

 

CLOSING
EVENT

6pm, Friday 29th March

EXHIBITION

13th - 30th March 2019