1 - 30 June, 2016, Adelaide Convention Centre
Featured artists: Australian Dance Theatre, John Blines, Gina Czarnecki, Meg Cowell, Ian Gibbins , Naomi Hunter, Cheryl Hutchens, Hans Kreiner, Kerryn Levy, Deborah Prior, Damien Shen, Angela Valamanesh, Thomas Yeend
Body of Evidence was a multi-medium exhibition inspired by the impact of Art on Health. Curated by Carollyn Kavanagh the project was presented in celebration of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and supported by Arts South Australia. The exhibition held concurrently with the international health conference included public art projections in Adelaide’s west-end.
The featured artists use the body as a subject of physiological and anatomical study. Peeling back the surface of our skin to excavate the human form. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the MASCC organisation and conference, the exhibition and public art projections incorporated multiple mediums including projection, works on paper, photography, textiles, glass, video, sculpture sound and installation. Observation and material craftsmanship were central themes of the project.
During the MASCC conference June 23-25, commissioned moving image works by Meg Cowell and Ian Gibbins were projected onto the windows of the Adelaide Convention Centre’s West Building. Gibbin’s Situs Inversus, explored the evolving left-right symmetry of the body, whilst Cowell’s Wyn celebrated water - as essential to the anatomy and physiology of the human body.