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Sea, Salt and Silk

When

Tuesday 9 April
7pm – 9pm

Where

Oratory

Cost

General Admission $15
Under 25 FREE

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When

Tuesday 9 April
7pm – 9pm

Where

Oratory

Cost

General Admission $15
Under 25 FREE

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Website

violetacapovska.com

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Sea, Salt and Silk is an exhibition by Violeta Capovska, comprising video, installation and live sound.

Violeta Capovska presents her video project from her recent art residency at NES, Skagaströnd in Iceland, combining live sound and participatory installation with works on paper and salt.

The video works ‘Measurements (1,2 and 3), 2023 and ‘Sea, Salt and Silk’, 2023 are based on site-specific performances at the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Capovska uses found white and black salt — embroidered in silk brought from Australia — found Perspex pieces and Icelandic blue wool, conjecturing the edge of time and space.

The participatory installation ‘Melting snowflakes’ invites the public to immerse images of snowflakes printed with water-soluble ink onto rice paper in water, watching the process of disintegration of the paper and the gradual disappearance of the images in the water.

The artist revisits the use of salt in her installation, placing white and black-charcoal salt in different sized glass vessels, inviting the public to ‘mix’ the salts.

The musicians Aleksandar Chapovski Gillian, Nadja Todorovic, Zoé Pietrzniak and Ryan Forster are invited to create a live sound in the Oratory, reimagining and remeasuring the Icelandic landscape.

 

9 April 
7pm 
The Oratory

 

About

Violeta Čapovska (born 1967 in Skopje, Macedonia) is an Australian/Macedonian interdisciplinary artist who works in various media, including installation, video, printmaking and site-specific performance. She received her BA in Fine Art from the Faculty of Fine Art at the University of Cyril and Methodius in Skopje in 1991 and her MFA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1995.

In 2022, she was a resident at the Cité Internationale des arts in Paris, and NES ARTIST RESIDENCY, Iceland in 2023. Čapovska’s work has been shown at private and public galleries and museums, including The National Gallery of Australia, MUMOK Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art-Skopje, Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australian Print Workshop, National Gallery of Macedonia and the Museum of the City of Skopje. Čapovska’s work is held in many international, national, and state collections. Violeta Čapovska lives and works in Melbourne.

 

Please note.

The Oratory is wheelchair accessible.