Archie Barry Fistimuff

28 November 2020 14 February 2021
Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery
Brooke Babington

Inhabiting a space between video artwork, devotional poetry, performance and music video, Archie Barry: Fistimuff is presented as a long-form video self-portrait. Barry destabilises commonplace experiences of domesticity and the human body to propose an altogether more open-ended, fluid and multifaceted understanding of self. As the latest iteration of their cyclical working method, Barry will produce a new performance work for Heide to be shown on the closing weekend of the exhibition.

Fistimuff was commissioned by Channels Festival 2019, co-curated by Kelli Alred and Laura Couttie and supported by BLINDSIDE through the City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.

Video credits:
Lead Artist and Composer: Archie Barry
Sound Design and Production: Sean Lowry
Cameraperson: Emmett Aldred

Archie Barry, Fistimuff (video still) 2019, video still, Courtesy of the artist