Archie Barry is an interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Their work embeds language (spoken, sung or written) into gestures, serving to de-form and re-form words as embodied experiences. This creates moments of corporeal intensity often arising as self-portraiture. Through curating ontological spaces between what is and what can be, Barry’s work aims towards envisaging alternate possibilities for ever-evolving architectures of personhood.
Over the last year their performance and video work has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, The State Library of Victoria, The Centre for Contemporary Photography and ALASKA Projects, among other spaces. They will be undertaking a three-month residency at Phasmid Studio in Berlin later this year. Barry completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at Victorian College of the Arts in 2017.