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Deborah Kelly - CREATION
6 Nov 2021 – 6 Feb 2022
Gallery 1

CREATION is a sprawling collaborative artwork proposing experimental, ritualised engagements with climate denialism. 

CREATION seeks to build the substance of a new belief structure with which to entangle the rise of the irrational and its threat to civil society; one that emulates the emotive and sensual allure of faith. The cumulative artwork seeks to offer secular society the senses of ritual and connection that mobilise religious communities. 

CREATION is being developed around Australia with writers, storytellers, visual artists, musicians, dancers, costumiers, foodies and ritual-makers. These gathered powers will together build a pleasure-based insurrection, a glorious riposte, a community of believers talking back to the predators of the future.

Deborah Kelly collaborated with local people for the Lismore Regional Gallery iteration of CREATION, including Andrew Parry as The Vulture, Elyatta-Adelaide Manton as Infinity, AñA Wojak as The Spider, Kirk Page as Bacteria, Simone O’Brien as Fungus, Noah Mead-St Clair as The Serpent, Uncle Tea Cosy as The Rat, and Ginger Dickens as The Moon.

Click here to learn more about Deborah Kelly and CREATION.


Resources from CREATION at the Museum of Contemporary Art as part of The National: New Australian Art 2021
Including recorded spoken text, Auslan, a written transcript of the recording and a written artist profile.

This project has been supported by


 

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