When we inhale and exhale, our bodies transform through the process of inflation and deflation. Drawing on the inflatable form as both material and metaphor, Conflated brings disparate artists together to explore bodies, environments and cultures through contemporary art. Here, the cycle of breathing serves as a framework through which a wide array of experiences, behaviours and expressions are examined.
Conflated is a NETS Victoria touring exhibition, curated by Zoë Bastin and Claire Watson. Participating artists include Zoë Bastin, Andy Butler, David Cross, Bronwyn Hack, Amrita Hepi with Prue Stent and Honey Long, Christopher Langton, Eugenia Lim, James Ngyuen and Steven Rhall. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
As well as the Deakin University Art Gallery, this exhibition will also be displayed in the Deakin University Library, Melbourne Burwood Campus (open 8am–9pm seven days a week, closed ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April 2023).
Image: Zoë Bastin, Enough 2021. HD video with audio © and courtesy of the artist and NETS Victoria.