Acting on Behalf of Thinking

PINK is delighted to share with you the accompanying publication to our recent exhibition, Acting on Behalf of Thinking (AOBOT), a group exhibition explore sculpture as a performative site of enquiry. 


Featuring the work of: Andrea Kerstens, Vera Mota, Owen Herbert, Kara Chin and Harley Kuyck-Cohen. 


Design by Brui Studio.


AOBOT plays host to five sculptural contributions that explore performativity in its many forms and understandings; using this concept as a reflexive encounter that enables us to redefine how material and physical thinking can be viewed as a site of inquiry between the artist, artwork, viewer and setting. 


Working in a meaningful way with ideas of relation, process, method and structure, AOBOT presents the unfolding of sculptural situations that seek to question the dynamic process of meaning-making, agency, gesture, action and material language. AOBOT invites a thinking through of the complexities of performativity as a concept and method, and how it can be explored or expressed through sculptural practice; assembling an active scenography of material thinking that openly asks: How does performativity intercept with material to produce new spaces of meaning?  


From structural stages to spatial bodily-objects, each work serves to disrupt and charge the space of the exhibition as an unfolding performative environment. Calling up monumental moments, productive aesthetic encounters and multiple experiences for embodied processes of thought. Offering an intra-action between performativity and material that extends from the process of production, through to the encounter with the viewer.  

Acting on Behalf of Thinking