SUMMER RESIDENCY SHOWCASE
18 January 2019
Anastasia Booth works across sculpture, moving image, photography, performance and installation. Booth navigates spaces of sexual desire in cultural production using sensuality, mimesis, humour and appropriation as a range of tactical approaches. Her practice makes use of material seduction and eroticism, incorporating the visual and theoretical tropes of fetishism as a methodology to interrogate contemporary subcultures, art history and the convergence of subjecthood and desire in classical mythology. By reconstructing these codes through her practice, Booth speaks to the paradoxical relationship between historical imaging of the feminine as passive and contemporary notions of power, dominance and agency.
In 2017 Anastasia received her Doctorate of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology through the support of an Australian Postgraduate award. Booth's artwork has been exhibited nationally, including projects at Milani Gallery CARPARK, Institute of Modern Art, University of Queensland Art Museum, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Screen Space, Boxcopy Contemporary Artspace and was artist in residence at Metro Arts
Documentation by Charlie Hillhouse