Andrea Illés & Stacey Collee

(A) SCANNING

12

April 2023

12

Apr

2023

12

Apr 2023

on-site

(A) SCANNING

Andrea Illés & Stacey Collee

12

April 2023

12

April

2023

12

April 2023

on-site

Please join us for (A) SCANNING, a Communal Action of mapping a newly shifted body by Andrea Illés and Stacey Collee on 12-April 6.30-8pm

Through the use of live technology, this performance will explore what it is to wilfully rupture flesh to enact structural change.

The word trauma originates from early medicine. It was, and still is, used to describe the rupture of a diaphragm - a wound. It has been adapted by psychology to describe distressing experience. Both connote the event as unwanted visitation. But what if the wound has been sought out?

Various theorists have used cutting to describe actions that create structural change. Others use the stitch as a metaphor for healing against systems that cut us. Trans people employ both. This is only sometimes surgical.

This work scans the *fault* lines of a newly shifted body. The process of mapping this terrain together is a communal action. Both a shared enquiry into the meaning of bodies and trauma and a sisterly engagement with the wound, the open body; testament to the necessity of family/collectivity in times of corporeal stress/transformation.

Please join us for (A) SCANNING, a Communal Action of mapping a newly shifted body by Andrea Illés and Stacey Collee on 12-April 6.30-8pm

Through the use of live technology, this performance will explore what it is to wilfully rupture flesh to enact structural change.

The word trauma originates from early medicine. It was, and still is, used to describe the rupture of a diaphragm - a wound. It has been adapted by psychology to describe distressing experience. Both connote the event as unwanted visitation. But what if the wound has been sought out?

Various theorists have used cutting to describe actions that create structural change. Others use the stitch as a metaphor for healing against systems that cut us. Trans people employ both. This is only sometimes surgical.

This work scans the *fault* lines of a newly shifted body. The process of mapping this terrain together is a communal action. Both a shared enquiry into the meaning of bodies and trauma and a sisterly engagement with the wound, the open body; testament to the necessity of family/collectivity in times of corporeal stress/transformation.

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Andrea Illés

Stacey Collee

Stacey Collee is a performance artist who lives and works on uncededWurundjeri and Boon Wurrung lands. Through performance, they embodytheatrical archetypes such as the clown or pop-star, reaching toward the rawemotive force of love and desire. Evoking the court jester, Stacey often performson closing nights for larger art space exhibitions, most recently at the VCA GradShow, George Paton Gallery and Kings ARI.