To Be Alone & Naked
A self - romance
A balminess in the air
The pinkest of sets and brightest of stars
A warmth that envelopes
To be alone
A new morning arises and the sun beams in
To be alone
At the above.
In a conscious effort to reimagine her process and output, Melbourne artist Marisa Mu entered At the above gallery space ambitious and without a roadmap.
Giving herself permission to freely explore the more chaotic, abstract side of her talent — diverging from the detail and discipline of the style she’s so well known for —
Mu’s two week live-in residency has not only produced a compelling body of work but offered an opportunity for her to explore and challenge her own body, too.
Challenging various curiosities, relationships and her meaning of self-romancing,
Mu’s intimate journey has given rise to vivid illustrations, poems, performances, paintings and love notes channelling the joyful openness of her approach to the
experience. A strikingly honest exhibition, made more powerful by the artist’s affirming exhibitionism (captured live through her time within the space),
this is a warm welcome to the world of Marisa Mu.
When it do be —
Sunrise therapy in session
Not quite like them confetti filled parties
Or morning mimosa houses
But bouts of painterly strokes and
Quiet musings to self
This is a dance affair of love
— solutions, resolutions and absolutions
A new romance blooms
Light beams through Her
She whispers —
I’m just here for nothing