Frances Barrett: Meatus

A project led by Frances Barrett with Nina Buchanan, Debris Facility Pty Ltd., Hayley Forward, Brian Fuata, Del Lumanta and Sione Teumohenga.

Presented as part of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship series.

Frances Barrett: Meatus is presented as part of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, a suite of unique commissions to support Australian women artists working at the nexus of performance and installation. Drawing on her background in performance, curating and collaborative models of making, Frances Barrett has expanded the solo commissioning focus of the Fellowship to present new sonic compositions and live performances by multiple artists.

A ‘meatus’ – to which the exhibition title refers – is an opening or passage leading to the interior of the body, such as the ear canal and nasal passages. Barrett has conceived of the four galleries of ACCA as meatus, an immersive environment of sound and light which bleeds and leaks, into which the audience may enter to consider the physical, sensual and critical experience of listening.

Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship is presented in partnership between the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (ACCA); Carriageworks, Sydney; and the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart.Commissioning Curator: Annika Kristensen.


18 Sep - 14 Nov