Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford 3067
19 August -13 September Wed-Sun 10am-5pm
Opening Wed 19 August, 6-8pm
No breath breathed is ever the same. To examine the limitless potential of the fundamental, unconscious process of breathing, liquids that can transform into solid, physical, representation of a single breath have been used tocreate a series of hand, ear and chest forms. Through limiting the influence over these forms, the pieces embody a unique moment that cannot be repeated. This moment is then made permanent through solidification. 100 Breaths reflects the infinite potential of the body in a moment and the unique temporality and pace of the individual when the objects are worn.
Alyra Bartasek completed her Honours in Fine Art at Monash University in 2014 and received the Huski Sculpture Award for her graduate work. She was a finalist in the National Contemporary Jewellery Award and has since exhibited at the James Makin Gallery. Her working methodology aims to examine how man-made objects have performed the role of extensions of the body, facilitating ways of knowing the world. To date, her practice has incorporated sculpture, metal smithing, contemporary jewellery, video, sound, digital interactive and installation art forms. Alyra believes that due to the intimate, symbiotic relationship between worn objects and the human form, the site that objects inhabit must be critically examined. alyrabartasek.com