Not quite there @connective.impulse
Gen has been curating visual art experiences since 2016 and has a passion for bringing others together to create, work towards a common goal, and engage in conversations through art.
Gen's most ambitious curation project to date is Not quite there, 2022, which brought together ten diverse visual art/photography/video/sound artists and was presented over two gallery spaces. This project was co-curated and developed in collaboration with emerging interdisciplinary visual artist Vicky Satchwell, whose ongoing body of work with the uncanny textile surrogate doll was the inspiration.
Eight of the original Not quite there artists went on to form the collective Connective Impulse in April 2023.
Not quite there, November-December 2022, Grey Street and Project Galleries
Working across a diversity of media including textiles, installation, sculpture, photography, video, sound, and painting, the artists in this group show are collectively preoccupied with the body. Some bodies are clothed, others not. Some are implied, but absent – whose clothes are these, whose shoes? Some are whole, some are broken, while others have been meticulously repaired. Some are static, some are in flux. Some are real, others mere simulacra. These bodies and their traces, disconcerted in their surroundings, are re-viewed with new eyes. Disjunctive and disquieting. Uncomfortable.
This exhibition explores the strangeness of being in a body and the sense of the uncanny that sometimes emerges when seeking to represent the body and its vestiges in the contemporary landscape – landscape being defined as anywhere the body finds itself. The bodies in Not quite there challenge the gallery visitor to engage in an interactive and immersive installation experience that intrigues the senses. Seen and unseen – present yet absent.
Nick Ashby, Sharna Barker, Leah Emery, Timothy Fairless, Jacinta Giles, Genevieve Memory, Vicky Satchwell, Joe Swepson, Leisa Turner and Henri van Noordenburg. Curated by Genevieve Memory and Vicky Satchwell.