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Handle on Nowhere

Handle on Nowhere

In Handle on Nowhere, a “mad woman” acts out a relationship where she is trapped in an endless task, trying to open door handles which will not open. The work was conceived of as a three-screen video installation with the accompanying videos on the left and right of the frame in the snow, emphasizing the sense of ennui and ambivalence of the central frame.

Australian/British artist Deej Fabyc’s work has been shown Internationally in museums, galleries and artist-run spaces for the past 15 years. Her body of work addresses the psychological dimensions of the personal and political experience of trauma, a sense or ambivalence and ‘schlock horror’ permeates her work. Deej is also Founding Director of Elastic Residence in East London.

Deej’s residency at Toynbee in May 2008, supported by Artsadmin’s Bursary Scheme, will explore death and grieving within the context of war and the self-image to represent the space between the construction of the boundaries, looking and feeling, knowing and representing. Taking as a starting point the shooting painting/performances of Niki DeSaint Phalle (1961-3) in which she publicly shot large pre-prepared canvases partially as an anti -war protest.

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Date and time

1 December 2007

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This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
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