Hannah Meerman: A Pause In Our Understanding, For Our Understanding & Emma Berry: don't pick; part two

Hannah Meerman: A Pause In Our Understanding, For Our Understanding & Emma Berry: don't pick; part two

  • 10–13 April 2018
  • Opening Tuesday 10 April, 5–7pm, gold coin donation for light refreshments.

  • Intermission Gallery
    Monash University
    Caulfield Campus
    Building D, Ground Floor
    900 Dandenong Road
    Caulfield East Victoria 3145

MADA’s student-run Intermission Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, featuring works from third year Bachelor of Visual Arts student Hannah Meerman and Fine Art student Emma Berry.


Hannah Meerman: A Pause In Our Understanding, For Our Understanding
A pause in our understanding, for our understanding is an ongoing research project critically engaged with developments in the field of human cultural and cognitive evolution. Following a devised protocol, the project seeks to highlight the limits of our comprehension through disrupting psychological continuity and narrative coherence. While narrative, alongside theory, remains to be an indispensable way of relating to the world, it is not without its shortcomings. A pause in our understanding, for our understanding seeks to tease out these discrepancies through the reproduction of a scene within various different contexts. A first rendition of A pause in our understanding, for our understanding was completed in October 2017 with students and staff from the Monash University Prato Centre. The current rendition of the project incorporates a scene derived from Marco Ferreri’s film La Grande Bouffe (1973) and involves participants from Monash University Art Design and Architecture (MADA).

Emma Berry: don't pick; part two
1. Don't poke too early. Wait until your pimple has a firm white head. That means the pus is close to the surface and ready to be drained.

A re-evaluation of a consistent and impulsive habit.

‘don’t pick’, she’s upstairs, mum catches her.
‘don’t pick’ she’s in her partner’s bathroom, he catches her.
‘don’t pick’, an anxiety driven routine

Time spent on the internet to endeavour to discontinue. An effective skincare treatment for blemishes and acne-prone skin.
20,000 pores and a bottle tea tree oil.