‘The Open Body’ was a one-day performance art program for the Inner West Open Studio Trail, curated by Tom Isaacs and hosted by Scratch Art Space, Marrickville with support from the Inner West Council’s Arts and Culture Grant. The works performed addressed ideas of visibility and representation of the body and explored the role that the body plays in our experience of self and our relationship to others.

A curatorial statement, along with the individual artists’ statements and biographies can be downloaded here.

All photography by Isobel Markus-Dunworth

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Learning To Love The Ocean Again After Argentina, 1976 – Alex Tálamo

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Dance with Me – Danica Knezevic

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Aphanisis (Disappearance) – Tom Isaacs

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The Interim – Vivienne Linsley (with Jessa Holman and Ross Symington)

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Cultural Inappropriation – Yiorgos Zafiriou

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third man, 2017 – Mariia Zhuchenko

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Ladder Drawing – Robbie Karmel

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Out-Casted – Stella Chen

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281215.v2 – Malvina Tan

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A Conversation of Whispers – Kate Brown

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Redress #10 ad valorum – Julie Vulcan