Belorusets' works in collective exhibition "Considering how exaggerated music is"

The works of Yevgenia Belorusets will be presented in frames of collective exhibition Considering how exaggerated music in artistic-run space Blindside in Melburn, Australia. The show is open from 7th till 17th of December 2022.

The title Considering how exaggerated music is is borrowed from the poet Leslie Scalapino, whose concept of ‘new time’ referred to the possibility of obviating linear conceptions of temporality, suggesting that time may fold, fragment, and layer; and as such, yield to forms of representation. Here we could take from Mikhail Bakhtin: “language is the struggle against the necessity of certain forms.”

This ten-day program at Blindside takes language as its jumping-off point: specifically, language that refuses (illusions of) neutrality and allows feeling to take on form. A diverse set of artistic practices are united by an insistence on grasping history and social life as a totality. Perhaps more than any other art form, sound—inherently embodied, relational, and profoundly haptic—can unsettle or suspend accepted hierarchies (if only temporarily).

Paul Gilroy defines sound as a “politics of transfiguration”; Tina M. Campt, in Listening to Images, writes that “to a physicist, audiologist, or musicologist, sound consists of more than what we hear. It is constituted humanly by vibration and contract and is defined as a wave”. How can sound urge a collective (distinct from mimetic) set of responses or gestures? Put another way, when does the gap close between fictive and embodied worlds?

Exhibition text and list of works can be found under this link.


A group exhibition with work by Yevgenia Belorusets, Jazmina Figueroa, Johan Gimonprez, Elijah Jackson, Astrid Lorange and Jelena Luise curated by Sanja Grozdanic with mentorship from Angela Brophy.