Eve Tagny (CA)

Mnemonic Gestures

01 March - 24 March

Image: Eve Tagny, from the series Mnemonic Gestures.

Between race, ritual and nature.


01 March - 24 March


Collingwood Yards [i]
35 Johnston St, Collingwood


Environmental Futures


Wheelchair access



In Mnemonic Gestures, various racialized people enact ritualised gestures in conjunction with nature’s materials and cycles. These actions and movements are performed with the aim of developing an embodied language that tends to collective and personal grief and realigns disrupted cycles onto nature’s seasonal rhythm.

Eve Tagny is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based artist. Her practice considers gardens and disrupted landscapes as adaptable sites of personal and communal memory. The spaces that she works with are inherently inscribed with dynamics of power, colonial histories and their legacies. As a performer and image-maker, she explores spiritual and embodied expressions of grief and resiliency, in correlation with nature’s rhythms, cycles and materiality.

Curated by PHOTO Australia Presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March