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Attention seeker

LAI Attention Seeker

Attention seeker

29 Mar 2022 - 3 Jul 2022

Attention seeker explores how visual artists take inspiration from the choreography, artifice and charisma of iconic performances by musicians and actors. Through painting, sculpture and video works by seven international and Australian artists, the exhibition examines performances as planned events that can come unstuck or deviate from the rehearsal. It looks at performers caught in the act or between the lines and reveals unpredictable staging, unruly costumes, slips of the tongue or actual slips.
This exhibition has been developed to complement the Bendigo Art Gallery exhibition, Elvis: Direct from Graceland. Where Elvis examines a singular iconic performer, Attention seeker brings together works that unpack the risk, structure and release of a performer standing in front of a real or imagined audience.

This is the first of three exhibitions curated by leading guest curators at La Trobe Art Institute in 2022.

Image: Priyageetha Dia, Long live the new fles (video still) 2020, single-channel video, 16:9 aspect ratio, colour, sound (stereo), 4 min 30 sec. Courtesy of the artist

Gallery Details

La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street
Bendigo VIC 3550
T: 03 5441 8724
W: latrobe.edu.au/art-institute

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Saturdays: 12noon - 5pm

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.