In Figuratively Speaking seven artists explore themes of the body as a medium for language across lens-based media. Looking at form and gesture, the body as a tool for expression, and the historical relation between performance and the camera, the exhibition investigates the ways in which contemporary artists draw on the body as a linguistic and legible device. Whether as archival document, a call to action, a tool for translation, or as a mode of language itself, Figuratively Speaking considers how our bodies communicate without words.
Proudly supported by the City of Yarra and Austrian Ministry for Art and Culture. Special thanks to Hilton Sevel of Artists’ Courier Service.