PULP | Made in Taiwan

Visual Arts, Fashion and Spectrum Project Space

Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Spectrum Project Space proudly presents two concurrent exhibitions PULP and Made in Taiwan by ECU Contemporary Fashion and Visual Arts Alumni, Kimberley Pace. Both exhibitions employ a range of mixed media such as textiles, ceramics, resin casting, kinetic sculptures and video.

PULP

PULP presents the corporeal body as fragmented and reimagined through resin cast objects, ceramics, soft sculptures and textile forms. PULP draws on the body in contemporary culture and society through examining the current and changing presentation of the body in the everyday. Additionally, this exhibition reveals that we have become voyeurs and exhibitionists, fragmenting and framing our own body and others online and in real life. We are simultaneously fascinated, tantalized and repulsed by intimate and grotesque moments.

Pace explains, “PULP was inspired by my ongoing research on the in-between condition of the body but driven and changed by watching pimple-popping videos on YouTube. What should have been a niche video perhaps private and fetishized had thousands of comments and even more views.”

Through PULP the body is completely removed from any suggestion of a complete form, it is presented as objects. It is reduced to parts, fragmented by the slits, folds and orifices that interrupt its surface.

Made in Taiwan

The artworks in Made in Taiwan are response to a recent residency to Taipei where Kimberley Pace examined the implications of themed restaurants, and the blurred division between the private and the public body in Taiwan.

Pace says, “The bizarrely humorous and awkward private space of the body is publicly flaunted through a variety of previous and current medical, sex and bathroom themed restaurants in Taiwan. Although these private spaces are both socially and culturally taboo and uncomfortable, the normally concealed is exploited in common everyday spaces. Now restaurants exist where you can eat out of toilet bowls and body parts or dine with blow up dolls. These false private spaces are establishing new relationships and boundaries for the body”.

The work manifested for this exhibition is partly interactive and kinetic, encouraging the participation of the audience. This work is also accompanied by an experimental performance workshop, TOO SHY exploring the boundaries between intimacy, the public and the private. To find out more about the workshop visit the Facebook event page. Bookings are essential to Kimberley Pace

Event details

PULP and Made in Taiwan will be open to the public from Friday, 19 May to Friday, 2 June 2017 at Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Artist talk

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017 
Time: 5.30pm - 6.00pm 
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

Opening event

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017 
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm 
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

Workshop

TOO SHY
Date: Thursday, 25 May 2017 
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191 
RSVP: Bookings are essential, please email Kimberley Pace.

Open hours

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturdays 12.00pm - 5.00pm