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The Least of the Doorkeepers (It is Possible but Not at the Moment)

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Wednesday 4 May 2016, 6-8pm

During the opening of Borders, Barriers, Walls
Location: Monash University Museum of Art
Ground floor, Building F, Monash University Caulfield campus


Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan have devised a new work for the opening of Borders, barriers, walls.

The Least of the Doorkeepers (It is Possible but Not at the Moment) is a performance in which razor wire fences block and reroute the movement of gallery visitors in a series of choreographed patterns.

Amy Spiers (b. 1982, Sydney) and Catherine Ryan (b. 1983, Melbourne) are Melbourne-based artists and writers. Their collaborative work has been presented in exhibitions in Australia and internationally, including: Sorry You Missed Me, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Während der Ausstellung ist das  Museum geschlossen, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany, 2016; MONA FOMA Festival, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, 2016; Performing Public Art Festival, Vienna Biennale, Austria, 2015; MAF Edge: Social Capital program curated by Jacqueline Doughty, Melbourne Art Fair, 2014; Festival of Live Art, Arts  House, Melbourne, 2014; Site Dedicated to the Active Effacement and Complete Disregard of History, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin, 2013; and Ibrahim the Algorithm, Mathematics of Small Numbers group exhibition curated by Anusha Kenny, Footscray Community Art Centre, Melbourne, 2012. Their 2014  work, Nothing to See Here (Dispersal), was nominated for a Green Room Award for Outstanding Contemporary and Experimental Performance. In 2013 they were finalists in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize.

For more information about Borders, barriers, walls please visit MUMA's website here.


Image: Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan
Closed to the Public (protecting space) 2016
performance, Freiburg,Germany. Photo: Marc Doradzillo

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