Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo
  • Installation view, Agatha Gothe-Snape & Wrong Solo: 'Certain Situations', Institute of Modern Art. In view: Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'Interior Dialogue for PowerPoint', 2019, looped PowerPoint for two monitors; Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'Woman Asleep Under A Tree', 2019, looped video, edited by Kuba Dorabialski; Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'Agnes’ Gate', 2019, wall painting. Photograph: Carl Warner.

  • In view: Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'The Five Calls', 2019, painted steel, 180 x 60 x 80cm; Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'The Five Unknowables (Dialogue Version)', 2019, binaural recording of performance for one audience member, 20th June 2019, 10 mins 12 secs, adapted from 'The Five Unknowables', originally exhibited at The Tarrawarra Biennial of Art 2018; Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'Untitled_16:9.pptx', 2019, instructions for a wall painting of a PowerPoint Projection scaled to a gallery wall, dimensions variable. Photograph: Louis Lim.

  • In view: Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'The Five Calls', 2019, painted steel, 180 x 60 x 80cm; Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'Untitled_16:9.pptx', 2019, instructions for a wall painting of a PowerPoint Projection scaled to a gallery wall, dimensions variable; Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'I–V Reclining', 2019, adhesive vinyl, adapted from 'The Five Unknowables', originally exhibited at The Tarrawarra Biennial of Art 2018. Photograph: Carl Warner.

  • Installation view, Agatha Gothe-Snape & Wrong Solo: 'Certain Situations', Institute of Modern Art. In view: Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'I–V Reclining', 2019, adhesive vinyl, adapted from 'The Five Unknowables', originally exhibited at The Tarrawarra Biennial of Art 2018. Photograph: Carl Warner.

  • Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'The Five Unknowables' (Dialogue Version), documentation of performance for binaural recording for one audience member, recorded 20th June 2019, performed by Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape, sound design and composition by Alex White, as part of 'Certain Situations', Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2019. Photography: Louis Lim.

  • Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'The Five Unknowables' (Dialogue Version), documentation of performance for binaural recording for one audience member, recorded 20th June 2019, performed by Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape, sound design and composition by Alex White, as part of 'Certain Situations', Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2019. Photography: Louis Lim.

  • Wrong Solo (Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape) with Sonya Holowell, Ruark Lewis, Sarah Rodigari, Brooke Stamp, and Lizzie Thomson, 'Five Columns', 2019, 5-channel video, 10 mins, correspondence, scores, wall, carpet. Installation view, Agatha Gothe-Snape & Wrong Solo: 'Certain Situations', Institute of Modern Art. Photograph: Carl Warner, courtesy Institute of Modern Art.

  • Wrong Solo (Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape) with Sonya Holowell, Ruark Lewis, Sarah Rodigari, Brooke Stamp, and Lizzie Thomson, 'Five Columns', 2019, 5-channel video, 10 mins, correspondence, scores, wall, carpet. Installation view, Agatha Gothe-Snape & Wrong Solo: 'Certain Situations', Institute of Modern Art. Photograph: Louis Lim.

  • Wrong Solo (Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape) with Sonya Holowell, Ruark Lewis, Sarah Rodigari, Brooke Stamp, and Lizzie Thomson, 'Five Columns', 2019, 5-channel video, 10 mins, correspondence, scores, wall, carpet. Installation view, Agatha Gothe-Snape & Wrong Solo: 'Certain Situations', Institute of Modern Art. Photograph: Carl Warner, courtesy Institute of Modern Art.

  • Installation view, Agatha Gothe-Snape & Wrong Solo: 'Certain Situations', Institute of Modern Art. In view: Agatha Gothe-Snape, 'Listening_Exercise.ppsx', 2019, Microsoft Powerpoint, looped. Photograph: Louis Lim.

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Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo

Certain Situations

29 June–31 August 201929 Jun–31 Aug 2019

#CertainSituations

This four-gallery solo exhibition by Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo features new and newly reimagined artworks spanning video, binaural sound, sculpture, poetry, performance, drawing, and installation. A series of psychic spaces provide an apparatus for processing fragmentary encounters, movements, feelings, and states of consciousness. Ordinary situations and chance-based chains of events are methodically worked through, allowing meaning—however tenuous—to be extracted from the layers of disguise found in dreams, language, and other symbolic conventions. What might otherwise be viewed as inadvertent becomes significant. This sense of equivalency is not just a strategy for flattening or reordering established hierarchies, but for understanding and examining lesser known situations, objects, people, places, and histories.

The exhibition centres around Five Columns, a five-channel video installation by Wrong Solo—Gothe-Snape’s longstanding collaboration with performance artist Brian Fuata. This new work is supported by the IMA in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), and is accompanied by a series of performative, social, and spatial interventions into the gallery.

Curated By
  • Madeleine King
Artist Bio
Agatha Gothe-Snape

Agatha Gothe-Snape is based in Sydney. Solo exhibitions include OH WINDOW, MAM Project 23, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, (2017); Rhetorical Chorus, Performance Space, Sydney (2017), and Performa, New York (2015); Inexhaustible Present, AGNSW, Sydney (2013); Late Sculpture, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2013); and You and everything that is not you, The Physics Room, Christchurch (2013). Her work has been included in group exhibitions internationally and nationally, including the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018); Tarrawarra Biennale (2018); Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2017); The National: New Australian Art, AGNSW, Carriageworks, and MCA Australia, Sydney (2017); 20th Biennale of Sydney, various locations (2016); Framed Movements, ACCA, Melbourne (2014); Art as a Verb, MUMA, Melbourne (2014); 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2014); and Melbourne Now, NGV, Melbourne (2013).

Agatha Gothe-Snape is represented by The Commercial, Sydney.

Wrong Solo

Wrong Solo is the collaboration of Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape. They have exhibited and performed internationally at the Gwangju Biennale (2018), and Performa, New York (2015); and nationally at Gertrude Contemporary (2017), Horsham Regional Gallery (2017), Tarrawarra Biennial: Endless Circulation, Tarrawarra Museum of Art (2016), The Museum of Contemporary Art (2010), and Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009). They have also performed in lecture theatres, domestic spaces, and skate parks.

Wrong Solo is the collaboration of Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape. They have exhibited and performed internationally at the Gwangju Biennale (2018), and Performa, New York (2015); and nationally at Gertrude Contemporary (2017), Horsham Regional Gallery (2017), Tarrawarra Biennial: Endless Circulation, Tarrawarra Museum of Art (2016), The Museum of Contemporary Art (2010), and Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009). They have also performed in lecture theatres, domestic spaces, and skate parks.

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