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Fiona Macdonald: FILM PERFORMANCE (Act 3), 2018


Thursday 27 September, 6pm

MUMA | Monash University Museum of Art
Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
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FILM PERFORMANCE (Act 3) is the third part in “The Making Of…”, an ongoing series of exhibitions by Fiona Macdonald that use the performativity of the exhibition space to engage the contemporary conditions of the artwork. The problem of working with such conditions unfolds in the public space through their unmet expectations.

Staged in the foyer and education space of MUMA, FILM PERFORMANCE (Act 3) attempts several movements against didacticism. Writing, speaking and choreographing these movements remains so far uncertain, hesitant and ambivalent.

Briony Galligan
Kalinda Vary
Georgina Criddle
Jacqui Shelton
Shelley Lasica
Mel Deerson
Amy Stuart
Polly Stanton
Erin Crouch

Part 1 FILM PERFORMANCE took place as part of the solo exhibition OPENING ACT at West Space, Melbourne in 2016. Part 2 IN TREATMENT took place as a 12 performance solo exhibition at West Space, Melbourne in 2017. Part 3 FILM PERFORMANCE (Act 3) will take place at MUMA, Melbourne in 2018. Part 4 is scheduled for 2019.

Fiona Macdonald is an artist resident in Naarm/Melbourne. She has worked with film, video and performance, as well as installation practice for thirty years. She is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts at MADA.

This project has been supported by City of Melbourne Arts Grants and the Australia Council for the Arts, West Space and MUMA.

Image courtesy of Fiona Macdonald

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