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Lets do something - Exhibition by Laresa Kosloff Visual Resident Artist 2015

On Thursday 26 November 2015 Australian artist Laresa Kosloff will show the artworks produced at Monash Prato Centre

As a conclusion of a three-months residency at the Monash Prato Centre, Laresa Kosloff will present the result of her work on Thursday 26 November from 6pm.

Lets do something is composed by three artworks, video and audio, that the Australian artist created in Prato from September to November 2015.
Interested in psychology and interpersonal and social relationships within a community, Laresa’s work focuses on the inner tension and drama that we create as individuals, as well as gestures of possibility and play.

Influenced by what she experienced by living in Prato, such as medieval processions and the social quality of public space, she focuses in her works on individual agency and expression but also on how people grapple with interpersonal psychology. She believes we love to watch people perform because it reminds us of our own efforts in life.

Laresa Kosloff involved in her projects locals, all differently aged, and specifically untrained because – she said – untrained performers bring a special quality to the work and often surprising results.

The many participants who joined this project were asked to do simple things such: saying something in front of a video camera or to respond to a series of audio prompts.

This is what the artist said about working with locals: it was a great experience for me and the participants were generous and thoughtful in their contributions.

After the preview in Prato, Lets do something will be shown in early 2016 at Design Hub Gallery and Maroondah Art Gallery in Melbourne, Australia in early 2016.

Lets do something by Laresa Kosloff
Thursday 26 November 2015, 6pm
Friday 27 November 2015, 3pm-7pm

Monash University Prato Centre
Via Pugliesi 26, Prato