Arie Rain Glorie – The Decent
Event Title: The Decent
Artist: Arie Rain Glorie
Site Number: 37
Site Location: Little Woods Gallery, 1 Langridge St, Collingwood
Date: Thursday 21 July 2016, 6-8pm
Arie’s earliest memory is of waking up in a hospital bed (circa. 1993) from an orchiopexy: surgery to move an undescended or ‘wondering’- testicle from his abdomen into his scrotum. Using this memory as a departure point, The Descent uses an ultrasound recording of an undescended testicle combined with cartoon animation to depict a microcosm seascape.
Objects float by and vessels navigate the rough and stormy sea. Gendered associations recall boyhood tropes of adventure, uncertainty and imagination, juxtaposed against a biological intervention into to a young boys sex.
Arie Rain Glorie is a visual artist and curator based in Melbourne. He has exhibited locally and interstate including, but not limited to, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, This Is Not Art Festival, Channels Video Art Biennale, White Night Melbourne, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Now, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, West Space, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, and Lights In Winter Festival. In addition he has also been a commissioned artist for Signal Screen Comission, 4 x 4 Mini Projection Festival, and Uncommon Places (Melbourne Fringe Festival’s 2014 keynote project) at the Melbourne City & Docklands Libraries.
His curatorial projects include: Digital Outlawed (2013), Love/City Curatorial Trilogy (2014 to 2016), The New Vanguard exhibition (Seventh Gallery for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, co-curated with Yandell Walton) and the experimental A. Time-based Exhibition.
In 2016 Arie is the Gertrude Street Projection Festival Assistant Curator.