Exhibition: 19 July – August 5, 2017

A Woman Alone features two new video works.

A Woman Alone 1: reinterpretation of a monologue from the play A Woman Alone (1991) by Franca Rame and Dario Fo (WOMAN: “all on my own, full of bitter thoughts and bitter booze!”). Filmed on a constructed stage set, performed in the vein of amateur theatre/VCE drama.

A Woman Alone 2: a visual cliché of isolation – of being stranded at sea (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zBteJjv-1E “Published on Feb 27, 2013: A Russian fishing boat spotted a stranded black dog on a large floating piece of ice. Thankfully, they stopped to save the pup from certain death.”).

Jessica McElhinney is a Melbourne based artist. Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at RMIT in 2009 she has been making and exhibiting video art.

Image: Jessica McElhinney | A Woman Alone 1 (still), 2017, single channel digital video, 16:9 dimensions variable


These exhibitions are part of TCB’s Prolegomenon series supported by the City of Melbourne’s Arts Grants Program, Creative Victoria and Hells Kitchen, which encourages intergenerational exchange between emerging and established artist.

TCB art inc. acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land, recognising their connection to land, waters and community, and the fact that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and future.



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