Zumba and Goliath

BEN COONLEY, GAVAN BLAU, JAMES DEUTSCHER, SUE DODD,

KIM DONALDSON, TIM FLEMING, SAM HANCOCKS,

CHRISTOPHER LG HILL, SUSAN JACOBS, CLAERWEN LEAHY,

DAN LEVENSON, HOLLY MCNAUGHT,

VALENTINA FANIGLIULO & NICHOLAS SELENITSCH

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE AT OPENING: THE METRONOMES

 

CURATORS: ROWAN MCNAUGHT & DYLAN STATHAM

 

Set in the heart of Industrial Williamstown, ZUMBA & GOLIATH is an exhibition bringing together artists and artefacts in a showcase of new cultural forms
being created and communicated
via emerging technologies and methodologies. The exhibition springs from a fascination with the life of cultural ideas
and practices in the world:
their re-contextualisation over time, and their strange, often superficial, adoption by various cultures. Zumba refers to the dance
fitness program
created in Colombia, a hybrid of Latin dancing and aerobics. In Zumba, the maraca is not an instrument, but a 'fitness toning stick'.

The artists participating in Zumba & Goliath, both international and locally-based, have worked within this framework as a part of their own practices. Their work
will be displayed alongside selected
artefacts, sourced by the curators and artists that exemplify this process of cultural ingenuity. 

Installation  view

 

Holly McNaught 

 

Installation view 

 

James Deutscher 

Installation view 

Susan Jacobs 

 

Installation view 

 

Nicholas Selenitsch 

Sue Dodd 

 

Ben Coonley 

 

 PERFORMANCE AT OPENING: THE METRONOMES