Marian Tubbs: over-coded

Marian Tubbs investigates the use of over-coding in language and the effect this has on meaning, agency and power. Drawing on various communications from websites, lingo, shorthand, corporate-speak and cryptic messages sent between friends and lovers to instruction manual terminology, she interrogates hidden information and creates new ways of seeing it. The gallery notes that by ‘positioning objects and images in new or fluid contexts, Tubbs challenges contemporary notions of worth and value, and slows down accelerated modes of voyeurism and consumption.’

Marian Tubbs, over-coded, 2019, video still. Courtesy the artist and STATION, Melbourne

1 to 29 June, 2019