Agatha Gothe-Snape’s work is characterised by colour, text, minimal aesthetics and an economy of materials. Propelled by doing, moving and making, the Australian artist has straddled various modes of performance and visual arts over the last decade, her work manifesting in PowerPoint presentations, improvised drawings, sculpture, installation, newspaper headlines, gouache sketches, scripts, plaques, billboards, permanent road markings, video, wall painting, architectural interventions, virtual reality, scores, workshops and live performance. Doing a lot with a little, her practice gives form to the intangible and highlights the encounter between art and audience, and art and life.
The Outcome Is Certain is the first major monograph tracing Gothe-Snape's at once rigorous, ambitious, intuitive and poetic work, coinciding with the survey exhibition of the same title at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). Six A4 sections conceived as manila folders enclose notation, drawings, diagrams, letters and scores, revealing aspects of her working processes. Essays by Australian and international curators and writers reflect on core ideas and influences-among others: art history, text and language, collaboration, choreographic thinking and the role of chance and intuition.
Author: Agatha Gothe-Snape. Edited by Hannah Mathews, Melissa Ratliff.
Publisher: Perimeter Editions x Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Number of pages: 176