Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, Inverto, Testing Grounds, Midsumma Festival 29 Jan – 8 Feb 2015; featured on ABC TV Australian Story ‘From Daddy’s Tummy’ & international viral media coverage including New York Times. Inverto #19 won the Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon Portraiture prize and was included in the Guardian’s best Australian photographs of 2015. inverto.me
7-11pm 29 Jan 2015, Testing Grounds, Midsumma Festival
Inverto screening on the big wall 9-11pm Thu 29 Jan
Inverto exhibition continues til 8 Feb 2015 in the Testing Grounds Studio space
INVERTO launching in Jan: a glitchy take on gender
INVERTO is a series of photographs taken monthly over two years bearing witness to an individual undertaking the process of physically aligning gender identity and embodied presence. The images demonstrate the impact of hormone therapy (testosterone) and gender reassignment surgery (double mastectomy, aka ‘top surgery’) following pregnancy. The images are presented as a glitchy time-lapse animation, reflecting something of the flicker and disjunction of the subject’s transgender experience.
This work by Alison Bennett will launch this coming January 2015. It has been selected for inclusion in the FOREVER NOW project, a curated international collection of artworks that will be beamed into space and launched at MONA FOMA 18 January 2015. Inverto will then feature at MIDSUMMA’S TESTING GROUNDS in Melbourne on the evening of 29 January as part of the Midsumma Festival.
‘Inverto’ is Latin for transform/transfer/transpose, and curiously, ‘invert’ is an old term for homosexual that carries transgender implications.
ALISON BENNETT is an artist working in photography and digital media currently completing a ‘creative practice as research’ PhD at Deakin University as a member of the Deakin Motion.Lab. In late 2013 a body of work called ‘Shifting Skin’, featuring detailed prints of human skin marked by tattoos overlaid with 3D augmented reality, struck a chord with audiences and received international viral media attention, including Mashable, Huffington Post, Nigerian television and ABC TV evening news bulletin. The exhibition has since toured nationally and internationally.
FOREVER NOW at MONA FOMA 18 Jan
MIDSUMMA’S TESTING GROUNDS 29 Jan
INVERTO Project blog