Grab a partner 2016

SEVENTH Gallery - Melbourne, VIC

Grab a partner draws on a personal narrative of Europeans in 1970 Australia. In this new installation Jenna Pippett responds to a photo of her Grandmother and friend demonstrating a gymnastic exercise in a SA Czech Club. It was popular for newly immigrated Europeans to attend organised activities at these types of clubs.

The video Gymnastika re-stages the observed action, aiming to emphasise the use of photographs as personal documentation and acknowledging the slightly peculiar outcomes of culture and family. Grab a partner attempts to forge a link to the past by recreating and re-imagining situations.

Assisted by the South Australian Government through Carclew.