Mark Shorter: Dry Gulch

WHEN : 20th - 29th November
WHERE : Boxcopy ARI

A new work developed specifically for presentation at Boxcopy, ‘Dry Gulch’ considers the relationship between the artist’s body and the oft-inhabited contemporary art space. For the exhibition Mark Shorter will extinguish the natural light that permeates Boxcopy and occupy the space for the duration of the show. As viewers enter the darkened room, their pupils will dilate only to reveal a manifestation of the artist’s body as an unsettling chiaroscuro vision.

Mark Shorter studied at the National Art School, Sydney and the Sydney College of the Arts where he completed a PhD in Visual Arts. Shorter has exhibited extensively throughout Australia. Significant exhibitions and performances include: ’50 Ways to Kill Renny Kodgers’, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, 2014, presented as a part of the Dark MOFO festival; ‘Acts of Exposure’, a survey of his Schleimgurgeln performance and video series, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 2013; and ‘Renny Kodgers LIVE with Pee Pee’, presented as part of the Biennale of Sydney’s Superdeluxe@Artspace, 2010. From 2010 to 2012 he was the host of ‘The Renny Kodgers Quiz Hour’ on FBi 94.5FM and in early 2014 he published ‘Quixotic Visions: Tino La Bamba’s Great Australian Adventure’.

Performance 20 – 29th November 2014
Thursday – Saturday 12-6pm
Artist talk and closing drinks Sunday 30 November 4pm