BREAK Georgia Saxelby
Culture at Work 9 - 15 July 2015
BREAK embodies the tension between the everyday and the ritual, the sacred and the profane. Georgia has created a subversive space where the ritual performance allows for a temporary suspension of normal social behaviour – particularly behaviour within an art gallery. Raising questions about the way museum objects are thought of as being able to transform the viewer morally or spiritually, Georgia collides the objective, rational, contemporary art spectacle with an audience driven, sacrificial destruction of artworks. The remains of the shattered artworks will continue to sit in the gallery space as a reminder of the physical act of breaking while constantly accumulating and evolving.