Artist Lisa Bowen is looking for people willing to join her in designing and performing her latest exhibition.
SHORTLISTED for the 2018 Blake Prize, conceptual artist Lisa Bowen is looking for people willing to join her in designing and performing "personalised memorial ceremonies" as part of her entry, 'Vestige'.
The Berala artist describes her work as "part collaborative performance art, part ritual theatre" and says 'Vestige' offers participants the chance to say a proper goodbye to something they have lost, and it doesn't necessarily mean a person.
She says ceremonies can commemorate love or hate, and can include anything from broken relationships, leaving a job and moving house, or even a favourite television show ending.
"Participants are invited to burn, destroy, dismantle, wrap, or even scrub clean an object of evocative value; the remains of which are placed in an urn for them to keep or discard," she said.
Vying for a first prize of $35,000, her work is among the 80 finalists chosen from 769 entries for the prestigious and long-running art prize exploring religion and the wider experience of spirituality.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) director Craig Donarski said the artists from Australia and overseas, came from all walks of life with the exhibition of finalists including painting, photography, sculpture, performance, installation and digital media works on show at CPAC from May 12 – July 1.
For more information, contact Lisa at email@example.com or via lisabowen.tumblr.com.