Soft Topologies

Kate Scardifield

Encompassing adaptable textiles, sculpture and video, Soft Topologies is a solo exhibition that considers the points of convergence between mapping the body and the practice of charting atmospheric space.

As a 2017 Research Fellow at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS), Scardifield has been staging investigations into 19th century astronomical artefacts. Objects uncovered during her research are refigured as tools of anatomical enquiry in the context of the exhibition, which seeks to conflate physical and celestial bodies.

Image: Kate Scardifield, Doloroso (detail), 2017. Adaptable sculpture in one variation. Hand appliqué on linen, thread, mild steel. Dimensions variable. Photo: Robin Hearfield. Courtesy the artist and Alaska Projects, Sydney.