Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific

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Claire Lambe Mother Holding Something Horrific 2016-17 courtesy of ACCA 2017
'Mother Holding Something Horrific' (2016-17)

The British-born Melbourne-based artist is presenting a psychologically-charged exhibition of new work exploring identity, sexuality and vulnerability

This Autumn at ACCA is given over to sculptor and installation artist Claire Lambe, who will create a series of installations in the space within which she can work through and even exorcise memories of her youth in Northern England, and the various 'roles' that frame her adult identity: wife, sister, daughter, partner, friend.

Lambe is a sculptor foremost, but her works often combine sculptural forms with theatrical and even filmic mise-en-scène to create psychologically charged environments: settings for psychodrama!

Over the course of the exhibition, choreographer and dancer Atlanta Eke (with whom Lambe has collaborated previously) will stage occasional performances within the installations – dialling up the space's potential for catharsis.

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the use of space was incredible, everything was so perfectly considered as you walked around and interacted with the work. There was so much depth to it all. Glad I got to see it before it closed

Did taxpayers fund this drivel?  One of the most meaningless, obscure and vacuous exhibitions ever commissioned.