18 September - 17 October 2009
Manzara Perspectives Tatar Beyi, Istanbul (Turkey)
Kate Mitchell, born 1982, lives and works in Sydney, Australia. She graduated in 2008 with Masters from The College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. She has participated in international exhibitions including America, Hong Kong, New Zealand and England. In 2008 her performance I Am Not A Joke was selected for Szpilman Award Shortlist.
Mitchell adopts performance, video, sculptural elements and drawings and, through her work, encourages an audience to embark upon a quest/direction of no meaning, a journey towards greater comfort and awareness of the paradox. Her work aims to invite comedy, absurdity and slapstick into the viewers experience and to bring about an awareness of being in the body.
David Sherry, born in 1974, lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. studied at the University of Ulster at Belfast and Glasgow School of Art. Several international solo and group exhibitions. In 2003 he was selected for Zenomap, representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale and was shortlisted for Beck's Futures.
Neil Mulholland about David: 'David Sherry's work is a comedy of manners composed with the lightest of touches - by doing as little as possible he always seems to be on the verge of a great anthropological revelation. (...) Sherry's performances, in this sense, subtly test the patience and sympathies of the general public who witness them and as such allow him to examine the limits of the social contract. In many of his works his deliberately half-hearted effort to dissent from social codes can transgress gently into the anti-social.'