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Wed 16 February 2022, 6:00 pm

- 26/06/2022


GALLERY NIGHT | ARC ONE Gallery presents Julie Rrap ‘Drawn Out’

ARC ONE Gallery, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000

Presented at ARC ONE Gallery, Julie Rrap revisits six images from the series Secret Strategies/Ideal Spaces and exhibits them in relation to a new video-performance work titled Drawn Out where she creates a video portrait of her own body in charcoal. The new work addresses identity and agency. In Secret Strategies, the artist is clearly performing as the other, placing herself in the position of the woman represented in the paintings. In Drawn Out she will be presenting her own body, thirty-five years later.

The intersection between endurance performance and its representation on film is an area that has not been thoroughly acknowledged in Rrap’s career. Drawn Out promises to emphasise this again as the artist presents a live drawing process of herself captured on video.

GALLERY NIGHT is presented as part of the Broadsheet LATE NIGHTS program, and is supported by City of Melbourne through the Events Partnership Program (EPP).


Image: Julie Rrap, Secret Strategies/Ideal Spaces, 1987, black and white archival print, 157.8 x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery.

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