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Competing Bodies

Melbourne video artist Jemma Woolmore weaves her work through local galleries and hip multimedia venues as part of the Fringe Festival from late September 2010.

Woolmore’s new work Competing Bodies focuses on strength and how it relates to femininity. Building on her past experience as a sports woman, she combines her interest in the hyper female body, communicating these ideas through self documentation.

Competing Bodies, evolves these ideas to include other women and their perspective of strength. The result is a complex yet accessible video work of multi-narratives.

These narratives traverse the space between physical strength, beauty as strength, power and frailty, active and passive, encouraging audiences to question constructions of femininity.

Jemma Woolmore is a Melbourne based Emerging Artist who works across video, installation and live video performance. She has recently had work in the Arkit popup space at ACCA 2010, the Gertrude Street projection festival 2009 and at Federation Square as part of Notes from the Underground 2009. She has also performed at audio-visual festival Electundra 2008/2009 and regularly performs as a VJ around Australia and New Zealand.

30 September – 16 October
Fitzroy’s Seventh Gallery, 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy (Open 12-6pm Tue -Sat)


2 October
For a full sensory experience at Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD (Live from 6-8pm)


1 -15 October
Screening at the Melbourne City Library as part of the Digital Fringe Festival


This project was made possible with the support of a City of Melbourne Young Artists’ Grant.

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