He has led gallery tours in the nude, where the audience is also required to be undressed. And he has conducted in-gallery anger-management workshops and emotion-purging exercises. In his video-performance, William Street, Ringholt rides up and down in a lift, as others get on and off. When he is alone, he makes a frightening, purgative groan, returning to normal when others, oblivious of what he’s just done, climb aboard. Ringholt also makes collages. Many of these involve replacing or displacing facial features, or placing someone’s head onto someone else’s body. Funny but creepy, the collages suggest psychic dislocation or dysfunction on the part of both their subjects and the viewer: not seeing youself properly, not seeing others properly. Stuart Ringholt is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
Join us for an artist talk, champagne, and cupcakes. Nakedness not required. One hour only!
IMA @Ksubi, Shop 2, 30 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Friday 10 August, 6–7pm