exhibitions

CLAIRE LAMBE AND ATLANTA EKE

MISS UNIVERSAL

Exhibition dates: 27 March – 9 May 2015
Exhibition opening: 6pm Friday 27 March 2015

Studio Artist Claire Lambe collaborates with dancer and choreographer Atlanta Eke for their new exhibition Miss UniversalThe artists share an interest in representations of the body: Lambe is concerned with its points of abjection; Eke's work is concerned with its transformative capacities. In Miss Universal, Eke and Lambe consider the body choreographed en masse. Lambe presents a single, large-scale photograph in collaboration with Phebe Schmidt, while Eke's contribution is the choreography of the exhibition itself — through live encounters with objects, viewers and dancers.

Performance times:

Friday March 27th 6–8pm 
Saturday 28th April 12–3pm
Saturday 11th April 12–3pm
Saturday 18th April 12–3pm
Saturday 25th April 12–3pm
Saturday 2nd May 12–3pm 

Choreographer/Dancer: Atlanta Eke
Dancers: Annabelle Balharry, Chloe Chignell and Angela Goh

Claire Lambe was born in Macclesfield, United Kingdom and lives and works in Melbourne. She received a Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, London in 1995 and is represented by Sarah Scout Presents. From 2010 to 2012, Lambe established the artist-run space Death Be Kind with Elvis Richardson; significant exhibitions included The Memorialand The Rest is Silence. Lambe has participated in various solo, group and collaborative exhibitions, such as Yakety Sax (2011), Northern Riot (2014) with Lou Hubbard, LazyBoy (2012), Melbourne Now (2013–2014) at the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Spring 1883 art fair (2014). Lambe is a current Studio Artist at Gertrude Contemporary.

Atlanta Eke is an Australian dancer and choreographer working internationally. Atlanta was a DanceWEB Europe scholarship recipient 2010 in Vienna, and has received NextWave Kickstart 2011, Dancehouse Housemate residency 2012 in Melbourne, an ArtStart Grant recipient. Her solo MONSTER BODY has been presented at the 2012 NextWave Festival, 2012 SEXES Festival Performance Space Sydney, 2013 Dance Massive Festival Melbourne, MONA FOMA Festival Hobart, MDT Stockholm 2013, BACKFLIP Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery and the Fierce Festival in Birmingham. Atlanta has recently premiered her work Fountain at Chunky Move and is the recipient of the 2014 inaugural Keir Choreographic Award for her latest work Body Of Work.  

Image: Claire Lambe and Phebe Schmidt, Untitled, 2015, digital print, 5 x 1.8 m.