SANCTUM works on the notion of the body-as-vault. Artists Nick Cave, Teresa Braun, Beth Frey, Anna J Eyler and Nicolas Lapointe explore the theme through a number of different mediums, technological processes and visual strategies. Together, the installations trace ideas of both the ‘concealed’ and ‘too visible’, signalling the tenuousness, the anguish, as well as the sheer play involved in our search for self-knowledge.
For SANCTUM, Nick Cave will be showing a recent work titled “Blot”. In the video, a dancer wearing a to-scale black ‘sound suit’ works on a long durational improvisation directly for the camera. The dancer’s movements are mirrored across the central axis of the screen and brought down to hyper slow motion. The dynamic, liquid quality of these combined gestures evokes that of an autonomous, performative Rorschach blot.