Luke Devine – Bridge

19th September – 11th October 2014

Opening: Friday 19th September, 6 – 8pm


Bridge is video work that shows the tension between the role I play to function in society and the person I am. It explores the way Australians use humour in social situations, and the uncomfortable relationship that reflex has with intellectualism. It’s not appropriate in Australia to be serious, so I relate through a latticework of jokes that form the backbone of my stories. This comic mode exists at the expense of being earnest. It creates a fissure between my means of presentation and authentic cerebral self.

In this work I bridge this divide using interpretive dance, a mode of expression that is independent of verbal communication. Between three screens, the interpretive dance serves as a counterpoint between two monologues, one serious and one comical. It illustrates a comfort zone that can be found in the non-verbal: Because sometimes people don’t feel like saying anything at all.

As Jennifer Lopez once said; ‘I just wanna dance. Is that a crime?’

-Luke Devine, 2014


The 22sqm space features a street level window front, and is $250 per three week exhibition. Costs include promotion via social media, website, and mailing list, a listing in Artguide, 200 printed gallery invites, facilitation of an Opening (Friday 6-8pm), and assistance and consultation as required with professional gallery staff.

Little Woods is a not for profit contemporary gallery and window space that shows the work of emerging and established artists. Located in Collingwood, Little Woods is part of The Artful Dodgers Studios.

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