Agatha Gothe-Snape's conceptual practice relates closely to improvisational performance. Based on ephemeral materials and subtle alterations to space, it tracks our relationships to each other, to art, art contexts and histories. It takes many forms - pedestrian performances, endlessly looped PowerPoint slide shows, workshops, digital collages, diagrams, visual scores and collaboratively produced art objects whose production is implicated within a performance, the limits of which are ambiguous and up for negotiation.
Gothe-Snape often employs conversations, choreographies or instructions in order to create critical responses to institutional, social and historical contexts. For The Physics Room, she will incorporate some first impressions of the gallery space, its situation and community, highlighting how fast meetings can generate fast feelings, new perspectives and reflections.
Melbourne-based Gothe-Snape was recently included in Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012); MCA Collection Volume 1, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012); Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2011); Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (2010) and New 010, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2010).