Travelling the Alpha Layer

Travelling the Alpha Layer

Youjia Lu | Kellie Wells | Corinna Berndt

Exhibition: Friday 16 March - Sunday 15 April

Opening: 15 March Thursday, 6 - 8 pm

Travelling the Alpha Layer explores the digital image space through the practice of three female video artists. The exhibition questions how the digital image can be used effectively for communicating embodied experiences and possibilities for self-representation in video art.  The videos in this exhibition have evolved from frequent discussions on the potentials within the digital screen space for female artists who use their faces and bodies to critique contemporary visual culture. Travelling the Alpha Layer investigates whether the digital format can both hold and transform information and issues relating to the physical body, subjectivity, emotional experiences and contemporary concepts of identity.  

Free public and education program 

Artist talks - Saturday 24 March, 2.30 - 4pm

Join artists and curators as they discuss their exhibitions.

Featuring Jess Knight, Textaqueen, Carol Porter, Clea Chiller, Youjia Lu, Kellie Wells and Corinna Berndt. 

Join artists and curators as they discuss their exhibitions.
Featuring Jess Knight, Textaqueen, Carol Porter, Clea Chiller, Youjia Lu, Kellie Wells and Corinna Berndt. 

Conversation - 

Stay Angry: Feminists harnessing rage for creativity and change
Wednesday 4 April, 6.30 - 8pm

Creatives and change makers gather to discuss turning anger, dissatisfaction and discomfort into a force for creativity and change.

Featuring Candy Bowers, Kate Just and Karen Pickering.

Education program -

Women in the Arts: Creativity, Collaboration and Connection
Wednesday 21 March, 9.30 – 11 am

The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick invites high school arts students to take part in a morning program in conjunction with two all-female exhibitions: Agency Ink: The personal and political in print and Travelling the Alpha Layer.

Exhibition artists and curators will guide students through the process of making collaborative exhibitions, the realities of being a contemporary art maker and the current climate for issues addressing women in the arts.
The morning will conclude with a zine making workshop. 

Places are limited and bookings are essential! 
To arrange a school booking or exhibition tour please call 9389 8622

School holidays program -

Rebel Stories from Rebel Women Part 2
Saturday 7 April, 11 am - 12 pm
In Partnership with Merri-bek Libraries

All ages are invited to come along for a storytelling event for children and adults featuring artists and writers sharing the stories of their favourite female icons in readings from Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo's Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, volume 2.


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Auslan interpreters will be provided for this event 


For more details about our public and education programs relating to this exhibition see our Talks, Forums and Workshops page.

Image: Youjia Lu, Chora (Unseen), 2016. Installation Shot, dimension variable. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: *mimesis (Kerry Leonard)


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