In Conversation / Aude Parichot and Anna May Kirk
12:00PM - 12:45PM, 15th May, 2022
Join us for the closing weekend of RADICAL SLOWNESS as artist Aude Parichot and curator Anna May Kirk present an intimate in-conversation about Parichot’s practice and ever evolving work in the exhibition.
Parichot’s drawing-installation challenges the very idea of time and completeness in the museum or art gallery. Rather than presenting a “finished” work, Parichot produces an installation, whose very form is constantly shifting. The work produces a dialogue that stretches across time by engaging with the idea of play, and the 20th century Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp.
After the in-conversation, Aude will continue to work in the gallery space, slowly erasing away her marks made throughout the exhibition.
ABOUT AUDE PARICHOT
Aude Parichot is a French born, Sydney-based artist. Her work is a continuous engagement and exploration of the flow between art and everyday life.
Through process-driven artistic projects, Aude Parichot questions and responds to places, events and situations; how they converse in a transformational poetic and playful manner. She moves thoughts and emotions into actions, expanding drawing into installation, video, performance, digital media, participative art and documentation. By engaging with evolving systems of art-making, she explores our relationship to place, change, time, language and our use of everyday digital technology.
Aude Parichot graduated in 2013 from a BFA in Painting at the National Art School in Sydney, where she later completed an MFA in Drawing in 2020. She was the recipient of the East Sydney Doctors Scholarship in 2019 for her Master’s degree project. Alongside exhibiting in group shows and having a continuous and explorative studio practice, she develops dynamic and time-based projects in independent spaces, such as Articulate Project Space. Aude Parichot lectures in the drawing department of The National Art School in Sydney and offers private art-practice development mentoring.
Her work is held in private collections in Australia, New-Zealand, Europe, Canada and South America.
ABOUT ANNA MAY KIRK
Anna May Kirk is an artist, curator and creative producer based in Sydney, Australia.
As an artist Kirk is interested in the representational issue posed by the immaterial and spectral nature of Anthropogenic climate change. Through sculptural glass and sensory installations, Kirk engages the beholder’s body as a sensitive and porous instrument for encountering the magnitude of environmental change. In her research-based practice, Kirk entangles references to vast times, intensities and scales of our transforming planetary condition, often investigating past moments of climatic change throughout Earth’s history in order to speculate on the uncertain future.
Kirk additionally practices as an independent curator passionate about championing the diverse and vital voices of emerging experimental artists in Australia. She is interested in collaborative, experimental and community focused approaches to projects and cultural leadership. Kirk has worked across artist run spaces, institutions, festivals and events to create opportunities for emerging creatives. In 2021 Kirk founded Supper Sessions, a monthly community dinner raising independent grants for artists.