Lapsus Calami


Lapsus Calami

December 08, 2023 - January 27, 2024

Lapsus Calami

Curated by Eddie Peake
Artistic direction by Will Davis

Lapsus Calami is a group exhibition curated by Eddie Peake featuring Actress, Bolade Banjo, Jennifer Bornstein, Woodsy Bransfield, Megan Broadmeadow, Saskia Colwell, Enej Gala, K8 Hardy, Claire Hooper, Motoko Ishibashi, Leigh Ledare, Jocelyn McGregor, Tian Mu, Harriet O’Ryan, Robert Overby, Fabian Peake, Proscenium Arch, Christina Ramberg, Jemima Stehli and Ajamu X.

Literally translated to ‘slip of the pen’, Lapsus Calami relates, in this instance, to a way of thinking and making that incorporates laterally connected and associative ideas instead of predetermined or diagrammatic approaches to translating ideas and processes into finished artworks. By extension, it also relates to how we manifest ourselves and our identities as a haphazard and intuitive combination of design and accident.

The works shown exist in a pocket of ambiguity related in the broadest and most subjective possible terms to masculinity; its possible permutations, its fragility, its falsehoods, its antitheses, the areas where it collapses or exhausts itself and may even manifest as qualities that are not typically male, or arguably as definitively not male at all. Indeed, the spectrum of possibilities of masculinity scrutinised here will include forms that ostensibly conform to normative ideas of what men might be, as well as versions that purposely complicate and undermine it.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of performances and film screenings.