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Agatha Gothe-Snape

(Australia 1980 – )

Text Work and Line Work
Other titles:
Text work
Text Work
Text work and floor work
Media category
Materials used

dimensions variable

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Viktoria Marinov Bequest Fund 2013
Accession number
© Agatha Gothe-Snape
Not on display
Further information

Agatha Gothe-Snape works across many mediums, from performances and slide shows to diagrams, scores and socially-activated situations. Her works typically respond to the various dimensions of a given context - social, spatial, historical - bringing these into focus through gestures that draw on her interest in improvisation. 'Text Work and Line Work' is based on a 'found' statement, encountered in daily life and transposed into the gallery space. In its new setting, the strident instruction frames the behaviours and attitudes that are inscribed into institutional spaces and enacted (or occasionally destabilised) by the audience.

Bibliography (6)

Nicholas Chambers, Contemporary Australia: women, 'Agatha Gothe-Snape: aesthetics in motion', pg. 71-75, South Brisbane, 2012, 71 (colour illus.), 72, 73, 74, 75, 185.

Charlotte Day, Reinventing the wheel: the readymade century, 'Introduction', pg. 85-90, Melbourne, 2013, 74 (colour illus.), 87, 122. titled 'Text work and floor work'

Anneke Jaspers, Art & Australia, 'Social sculpture, nakes & the rehearsal of repetition', pg. 156-157, Paddington, Spring 2011, 156, 157 (colour illus.). exhibition review

Rachel Kent, Art Asia Pacific, 'Social sculpture', pg. 112, New York, Jul 2011-Aug 2011, 112. titled 'Text Work'

Jessica Adams Stein, runway, 'Social Sculpture', pg. 72-75, Strawberry Hills, Winter 2011, 74. titled 'Text work'

Charlotte Day; 'List of works'., Social sculpture, 'Curatorial statement', Sydney, 2011, n.pag. (colour illus.). viewed 11.11.2013,

Exhibition history (2)

Social sculpture, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 02 Apr 2011–18 Jun 2011

Reinventing the wheel: the readymade century, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield East, 03 Oct 2013–14 Dec 2013