Perth-born, Melbourne-based Stuart Ringholt creates performance-based, process-oriented and audience participation-reliant works which deal with experience of fear and embarrassment devised in amateur self-help environments.
His work AUM from the AGWA Collection, documenting one such performance, will be accompanied by posters from his Anger Workshops performances developed for Sydney Biennale in 2008 and shown at documenta 12 in Kassel.
Part introspective meditation, part catharsis, AUM focuses on the practice of Aum meditation process between a couple who are working through emotions of love and danger. Image credit - Stuart Ringholt AUM (a) Anger Workshops (b) 2007; 2012 (detail). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia.