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The Yearning for Authenticity

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Yearning for Authenticity

“Authenticity is something we all yearn for—being true and real. And it’s the yearning for this, which underlies questions of identity and belonging. Dōgen, the 13th century Japanese Zen Master, wrote that ‘to study the self is to forget the self and be authenticated by the ten thousand things’, meaning that to understand who and what you are, one must let go of all the constructs and ideas about ‘self’ that we habitually default to. Being authentic is to engage without the ego projections that distort reality. By directly and openly engaging with precisely what enters your life in any given moment, we are authentic. That connection transcends intellectual constructs. We’re not thinking about it, we are it. In that moment the connection is what we are.”

– Lindy Lee, Interview #159 by Soo-Min Shim, Liminal Magazine, 17 January 2021.

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Join JC in discussion with Bruno Booth, Theo Costantino about who we are and how we define ourselves as we navigate our roles in the arts industry as artists, makers, writers and storytellers.

Sunday 21 August 2022

12.00pm Gallery open for registrations

12.30pm – 1.30pm Panel discussion

1.30pm – 2.00pm refreshments available in Gallery atrium

2.00pm stay on for a 30min screening of Big Art: Riven with Fire, a look at Lindy Lee’s public art practice with UAP.

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JC lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. They are an artist, activist, technician and the business owner of Strategic Art Services. JC’s practice embraces sculpture, installation, performance and new media works. They are primarily concerned with investigating contemporary conceptions around gender, sexuality, desire and embodied identity.

Theo Costantino is a queer non-binary artist based on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja / Perth, and Executive Director of ART ON THE MOVE. Their practice includes drawing, sculpture, video, photography, written works and performance. They have exhibited and undertaken residency projects within Australia, Europe, the UK and USA both in a solo capacity and collaboratively.

Bruno Booth is a disabled artist living in Fremantle, WA. His recent work uses participation and large sculptural forms to create experiential works that challenge the able bodied to navigate a world that is uncomfortable by design. His constructed experiences poke fun at the assumptions many people have surrounding disability and yet they also leave lasting impressions that engender a deeper response from the audience.

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Details

Date:
August 21
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-yearning-for-authenticity-tickets-388928735317

Venue

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A
Bentley,WA6102Australia



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