Educator Briefing: ROCKAMORA
Join Kaspar Schmidt Mumm to learn about 'ROCKAMORA' and how his fascination with puppetry became a tool for social change.
Adelaide Contemporary Experimental
13 June 2023
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Join multidisciplinary artist Kaspar Schmidt Mumm to learn about ROCKAMORA – the artist's first major gallery exhibition, expanding upon his fascination with puppetry as a tool for social change.
Named after his mother’s primary school bully, ‘Rockamora’ is a thug taking a bath in the gallery. By feeding, cleaning and caring for this bully, ROCKAMORA encourages us to empathise with a larger-than-life, misunderstood antagonist as a way to counter lived experiences of harassment and discrimination.
This educator briefing will include an artist talk and demonstration with artist Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, an exhibition walk-through with ACE Associate Curator Rayleen Forester, and a drink on us.
Feature Image: Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, 'ROCKAMORA' (work in progress), technical design. Courtesy the artist.
Kaspar Schmidt Mumm is the 2023 recipient of the Porter Street Commission – ACE’s annual award supporting new artwork commissions by South Australian artists.
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia, and City of Adelaide.
Presented as part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.