Shotgun 7: Presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania, DETACHED and Mona.
Grace Herbert’s exhibition Increase Productivity brings together two symbolic regimes of self-improvement: the first is that of contemporary corporate culture, represented by that most ubiquitous object of postfordism, the communal hot desk; and the second is that of the personal fitness and well-being industry, here represented by a Bod Pod – an air-tight, human-scaled, fibreglass chamber that, using the principle of air displacement, calculates the user’s body-fat ratio with extreme precision. – Helen Hughes, catalogue excerpt
Take 3 minutes out of your schedule today to gain unlimited productivity, open out creative capacity and build meaningful prosperity. Assessments will be available at the opening. Further times to be announced.
Shotgun is an awarded opportunity that supports the advancement of selected Tasmanian artist/s through a customised program of high-level industry access, production assistance and critical engagement.
During the Shotgun 7 program Grace Herbert worked closely with Sydney based artist Linda Dement and also spent time with visiting industry professionals: Helen Hughes, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Jane Burchill and Jennifer McCamley, Jasmin Stephens and the Shotgun curatorium: Michael Edwards, Kylie Johnson, Craig Judd and Jarrod Rawlins. Shotgun 7 has been supported by commissioned texts by Linda Dement and Helen Hughes.
Grace Herbert was born and resides on muwinina land in nipaluna/ Hobart. She is an artist, curator and writer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT University in 2010 and Honours in Sculpture at the University of Tasmania in 2014. Grace Herbert’s practice examines architecture, monumentality and methods of material and self-production with a political and feminist approach. She is particularly interested in how the effects of capitalism are materially realised in built and virtual environments. Her work employs a mix of installation, sculpture, video, sound and virtual media. Alongside her own practice she is the co-founder of Visual Bulk, co-chair of the Board of Constance Artist-Run Initiative and founder and co-curator of HOBIENNALE festival.