Cherine Fahd: Ecdysis
The term ‘ecdysis’ describes the process in which reptiles shed their skin to allow for new growth. This scientific concept is the inspiration behind an affecting and vulnerable new exhibition by artist Cherine Fahd.
Ecdysis is a video installation comprising of 44 large-scale moving portraits of women of different ages and walks of life, engaged in an act of struggle and surrender with the artist. Staged at Carriageworks, the videos are luminously projected in the dark space.
In this exhibition, Fahd is examining concepts of control and release, which brings us to the precipice of transformation. Each video subject’s performance tells a story of resistance and acceptance, tenderness and strength.
Ecdysis is curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Jeff Khan will be shown from November 17 to January 30 2022, inviting the public to consider what we’re willing to let go of and what we might become if we do.
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