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In Spite of Ourselves

In Spite of Ourselves

Andrew Christie

9 September - 24 September

Opening night: 8 September, 6pm


Rituals and customs to help us make sense of important life events, but not all life events have a ritual or custom associated with them. In Spite of Ourselves features a collection of semi-musical works to be used in those unique moments of our lives.

Smashing your phone, locking yourself out, bringing someone food in bed for the first time, the family dog passing away. Big, small, happy, sad – events that can make your day or leave you crying in bed with a tub of ice-cream.

As these artworks act as objects that help us through our emotions, In Spite of Ourselves is an exploration of how we can share experiences and evolve systems to celebrate or lament through play, music, and reflection.


About the artist

Andrew Christie is ‘A Good Looking Man’, an artist and bespoke furniture maker based in Fremantle, WA. His wide-ranging practice includes handcrafted product design, workshops and involvement in social outreach initiatives such as the 100 Hampton Project with FORM. Building on his work in PICA’s Radical Ecologies in 2016, ‘Make sure they play my theme song’, Andrew is motivated by producing meaningful objects that facilitate domestic customs and ceremonies. His intimately crafted forms foster feelings of home and connection by disrupting everyday banality and drawing attention to the creative potential of objects in negotiating our day-to-day rituals.

Image: Andrew Christie, Make Sure They Play My Theme Song (install image, PICA), 2016.