Jeremy Blincoe, Peter Ellis, Monica Lim, Fika Ria Santika, Abdi Setiawan, Laksmi Shitaresmi, Samantha Sommariva. Curated by Julian Goddard
In Morphosis, seven artists explore animism and the ancient wisdom of the human/animal and other hybrid forms, drawing varied significance and presenting a multiplicity of perspectives. Animism’s inclusive belief system urges us to move away from our human-centric notions and to listen, communicate and show respect to all beings and things. It also speaks to the transformation of the human body and spirit allowing stronger connections with nature – both seen and unseen.
Bringing the deep history of this tendency in human thinking into the present, this exhibition questions not only its value, but recognises its persistence as a form of expression. Morphosis defers to animism in art, popular culture, everyday language and thinking.