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Shibari Rope Tying Workshop with Anastasia Booth

18 August 2018 – 2:00PM-4:00PM

Event Type: Workshops

Learn how to decoratively tie, bind, and weave rope in the traditional Japanese rope tying method of Shibari from artist Anastasia Booth.

Booth’s practice explores female desire often working with materials and processes that are associated with fetish. Shibari is an ancient Japanese form of rope tying used in binding and bondage.

Booth will teach a range of simple rope tying techniques that can be worn on the body, along with the history, subcultures, and terminology of Japanese rope bondage.

The artist will also share how rope tying forms a fascinating aspect of her practice.

Cost: $30 including materials, 15% discount for IMA Members ($25.50)


Biography
Anastasia Booth works across sculpture, moving image, photography and installation. Booth interrogates spaces of female desire in cultural production and symbolic discourse by employing strategies of mimicry, humour and appropriation. Her practice draws influence from contemporary subcultures, art history and the convergence of Freudian psychoanalysis and desire in classical mythology. By subversively reconstructing these visual codes through her practice, Booth speaks to the problematic and often paradoxical relationship between historical imaging of the feminine as passive and contemporary notions of agency.

Booth’s work has been exhibited nationally, including projects at the University of Queensland Art Museum (Brisbane), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Screen Space (Melbourne), Boxcopy Contemporary Artspace (2015) and was artist in residence at Metro Arts (2017). She has been a recipient of the Dorothy Birt Memorial Prize (2016) and an Australian Postgraduate Award (2014). In 2017 Anastasia received her Doctorate of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology for her thesis, “Playing with Me: Feminine Perspectives in Fetishism and Contemporary Art”.