LEVEL’s purpose originated in activism aimed at improving opportunities and profile for women artists. Over time our political interests have widened to include issues of gender more broadly, class, race, sexuality and ability. RIGHT NOW! is a participatory work involving the deployment of ballot boxes, with a specifically designed survey, asking visitors to respond to questions linked to the Australian Human Rights Commission Act. It is our intention that the subtlety of the questions aid in a gentle unveiling of understanding of experience that is not ‘our’ own. Contemporary feminisms cannot and should not operate independently of an ethical position regarding social vulnerability, and consequently this work aims to provoke awareness of positions of privilege outside of lived experiences of inequality to increase awareness, empathy and action across our various communities.
Stay tuned for our upcoming involvement in the wonderful ‘doing feminism/sharing the world’ residency program at the Norma Redpath Studio and Symposium.