Sarina Lirosi PSC Coordinator: Art Specialisation new exhibition “Best Before”
45 Flinders Lane Melbourne Vic. 3000
Exhibition Dates: 24 August- 3rd September 2011
Tues-Fri 11-5pm, Sat 12-4pm
BEST BEFORE is an exhibition consisting of used and discarded soaps depicting images of body parts. The soaps are the donations from friends, family, acquaintances and colleagues. Personal soaps that have been used to specifically wash their bodies are donated only at the very point of being considered expired. Coming in all shapes, sizes, shades and scents, the soaps are covered with Polaroid skins depicting human skin, folds, body bits, moles and hair. Each piece of soap is identified and titled by its donation date.
These worn down soaps combined with body bits and pieces remind me of how absurd life can become when the human body malfunctions.