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.
PERFORMANCE AT OPENING: THE METRONOMES