Cynthia Schwertsik

Seated in an unsettled position

Sunroom | 2 January – 28 March

Peri Urban Progress passage #5, 2018, video still. Image Jennifer Hofmann.

Following Joan Tronto’s political notion of care, as everything we do to maintain and repair ourselves and our environment, Schwertsik is on a mission: what does it mean to care and how do we actively care without causing damage elsewhere? Seated in an unsettled position is a continuation of her performative practice, as she observes the absurd in the everyday life. The chair and the gap between chairs is Schwertsik’s material, yet for all of the apparent seriousness of intent behind Schwertsik’s work, she offers us the opportunity to laugh at our complicity without making us feel guilty.

Exhibition dates: 21 March – 2 May
Exhibition venue: Sauerbier House, 21 Wearing St, Port Noarlunga SA 5167

Image credit: Peri Urban Progress passage #5, 2018, video still. Image Jennifer Hofmann.