Open to Close: Remember what you heard when you weren't even listening
6pm, Friday 24th May
22nd May - 8th June 2019
Open to Close: Remember what you heard when you weren’t even listening explores the interaction between human bodies, intimacy, shared space and the tactility of bodies relating to one another. Arini’s work considers the transient nature of experience – individual and collective – and the multiple ways our various experiences are recorded, translated, interpreted, described, fragmented and ultimately visualised through form and material. She is interested in the ‘active’ presence of the performer - drawn from the emphasis of their body as spectacle; their physicality. The performer is displayed as active image that does not necessarily need dialogue or discourse to explain or make sense of them.
Arini Byng works with the affective qualities of materials, gestures and settings - undertaking exercises in image, movement and form to negotiate political scenes. Byng (born 1987) holds a B. Fine Art from NAS and B. Fine Art (Honours) from VCA. Her work has been exhibited across Australia including Blak Dot Gallery, 215 Albion, Irene Rose, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Hobiennale, Bus Projects, Slopes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Perimeter Presents, ACCA, and CCP; selected works published by Perimeter Editions, Higher Arc, Art Monthy, Le Roy and Photofile; and with work held in publication collections of V&A, MoMA, MOCA, Tate Modern and NLA. Byng lives and works in Naarm (Melbourne) on the unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.