6 May 2023

Artists’ Syllabus: Zoë Bastin

Green Monday Studios, 73 Grattan St, Carlton


The Melbourne Art Library is delighted to kick off our new event series Artists’ Syllabus with artist and choreographer Zoë Bastin. We'll be meeting at Green Monday Studios, Carlton (the space where Zoë grew up dancing in) from 2pm-3pm Saturday 6 May.

Artists’ Syllabus invites local artists to select and share a text that has been influential to their practice. By sharing selected passages, the artist will give unique insight into the significance of the text from their perspective. Through this exploration we will seek to discover the direct, tangential and unexpected ways the text has had an impact on the artists’ chosen discipline/s, creative process, and approach to presenting completed works. In group discussion, we will untangle the themes explored in the text and bring attention to those formative passages which sparked an ‘ah-ha moment’ or cemented in the mind. More broadly, we will get together to exchange our ideas (and our reading lists).

The text Zoë has chosen to share is The Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism by Elizabeth Grosz (Columbia University Press, 2018).

Support by City of Melbourne Arts Grants.

Zoë Bastin is an artist. Her expanded choreographic practice considers exhibition, installation, publication and performance as part of the same political project - the reorganisation of societal structures that limit bodies.
In 2021 she completed a PhD at RMIT, University. Bastin has previously exhibited & performed at the Villa Lena Foundazione, Chunky Move, Bus Projects, Dancehouse, Midsumma Festival, Felt Space, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Seventh Gallery, Testing Grounds, BLINDSIDE, Bloc Projects, KINGS Artist Run, MADA Gallery at Monash University, Project Space at RMIT University & The Substation.



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