Assent // Ascent

Assent // Ascent
by: Where?
Friday, March 17th @ 8:00 - 9:00
Performers: Audrey Baldwin & Patricia Parkin
Please read full description as performance may not be suitable for children

seeking equilibrium but also impossibility of equilibrium // opposing freedoms // finding healthy ways of healing // personal release presented as a physical release by presenting your release // the more bound i am the more free // i rely on the ropes // for all the science and shit it’s quite simple // political // confronting // vulnerable // emotional labour to get by // queer spectrum // displaying bodies as defiance and vulnerability // power in vulnerability

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Patricia Parkin is an emerging Christchurch based artist working predominantly in performance and digital media, including photography, design, and text. They recently graduated Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design with a BFA, and previously completed an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art at Design and Arts College of New Zealand. Their practice is influenced by their fascination of self-archive normalized by social media and the contradictions of connections within social meda.

Audrey Baldwin’s practice is predominantly performance based and centres around the body as a fraught space of constant contention. She investigates themes of identity, power and control through binaries such as gender, public/private and abject/erotic. Everyday actions are key fodder for reframing in an absurd or ritualistic manner that aims to destabilise entrenched ideologies.

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Assent // Ascent is where?'s first show. where? is a transitional space in Ōtautahi, dedicated to exhibiting a wide range of works and artists, with diversity in terms of identity, practice, and career stage.

where? currently has an open call for submissions of any kind and an upcoming call for a specific exhibition - email wherechch@gmail.com with submissions and keep an eye on facebook and wherechch.wordpress.com for more info

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Please note: this performance will involve mild nudity and flesh suspension and as such may cause discomfort.

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This performance is brought to you with the kind help of XCHC and Skindependent.