Curatorial—
2020-2021
Micro-(bial) Tenancies
[forthcoming]
BLINDSIDE Gallery
Room 14, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 
December 2020 - March 2021



OVERVIEW

Through an expanded view to microbial processes of disease and fermentation, Micro-(bial) Tenancies centres feminist and queer practices concerned with ethics and gestures of hospitality. The always aporetic term hospitality, as Jacques Derrida points out, shares a close etymological and philosophical terrain with its seeming contra-term hostility. From this troubled premise, this project aims to facilitate a decentred approach to host/guest relations within a multi-site exhibition context, in considering the micro-tenancies and transgressions of bodies—broadly defined—in times of crisis.