The Cell - Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane - the little lioness

The Cell – Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

The Cell  IMA Brisbane

Wandering around Fortitude Valley, a shopkeeper suggests we get coffee at the Institute of Modern Art and have a little wander around the current exhibitions.

What could be better than finding that there’s an inflated (jumping castle-style) padded “cell” to be a part of?

The Cell  IMA Brisbane

The Cell is described:

“In the darkened room, patterned walls and patterned costume—space and object—merge, making them difficult to distinguish. This symbolic erasure of the individual potentially creates a sense of communality, a shift from ‘me’ to ‘us’ that seems radical in our individualistic ‘because I’m worth it’ culture. It can also produce a disorienting hallucinogenic effect, a counter-cultural dissolution of form and meaning, of physical and conceptual space, heightening the participant’s sensory awareness or causing them to spiral into a ‘bad trip’.”


The Cell  IMA Brisbane

The Cell  IMA Brisbane

Didn’t help that there was no escape from Rish!

The Cell  IMA Brisbane

(ps the coffee was also good! Plus the seats looked like ravioli.)

Brisbane

Brisbane

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