c3 April 2018 Exhibition
'River Cycle' is an experiment in invention and adaptation. James Dodd will graft a bicycle to the ubiquitous tinny, producing a cobbled together watercraft. This object, a working sculpture, will be the central facilitator and discussion point for a series of real and rhetorical journeys exploring speculative sustainable technology and everyday creativity. Travelling the Murray River in 2018, 'River Cycle' will invite conversation with communities along its voyage, exploring human-made political and weather patterns, and the possibilities of climate change adaptation – from the pragmatic to the barely, wildly imagined. The project is a component of a larger group, titled 'Climate Century', that will be presented by Vitalstatistix in November of 2018. This presentation at C3 is an opportunity to test a range of physical and conceptual facets of the project in relation to the Yarra River.
On Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April, Dodd will undertake a jounrey along the Yarra River, taking the 'River Cycle' craft out of the gallery and onto the water. Stay tuned to our Instagram for more details.
This project is supported by Country Arts SA.
Sarah Ujmaia and Kate ten Buuren
The Interface between you and me
'The Interface between you and me' is a collaborative project by Kate ten Buuren and Sarah Ujmaia, which magnifies the importance of language and the way modern technologies influence cultural practices. Through acts of repeating, methodologies of translation and developing lexicons, ten Buuren and Ujmaia actively reinsert the self into existing terrains, re-aligning focus to the personal.
the foam that floats on stagnant pools
Tom Blake’s solo and collaborative practice utilises fragmented moments and symbols as potential sites for contemplating the psychological frameworks and technological networks that surround us. Tom has exhibited in Australia, Japan and Italy and has been a finalist in Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) Print Award, the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, the CLIP Award and The Blake Prize. In 2013, Tom was awarded a Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship, allowing him to spend a year working with Ken Unsworth. He has undertaken residencies with the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM) Chilé, FAC, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), North Metro TAFE (formerly Central Institute of Technology), Tenjinyama Art Studios and is currently a One-Year Studio Artist at Parramatta Artists Studios. Tom is also part of 'momo doto', an ongoing collaboration with Brisbane-based artist Dominique Chen.
Post is an exhibition of new work by Patrick Hamilton. Combining photography, video, scanned 3D geometry and sculpture, the project flags potential complications inherent in modern post-processing practices and subsequent over-hyped misrepresentations of the physical world as it becomes flattened down on to a screen. The works are constructed from material documented and collected in remote parts of Tasmania and New Zealand. Both in situ, natural forms and found objects have been meticulously photographed, and then heavily processed with photogrammetry and other digital tools. Rather than focusing on finished productions or accurate representation of form, the works present compositions and imagery from the digitization process. These incidental snap-shots, ordinarily hidden from the audience, create distorted perspectives and an estranged relationship with the physical object.
Gallery 5 and 6
Alison Alder, Marian Crawford, Neil Emmerson, Richard Harding, Steve Lovett, Marion Wassennaar, Trent Walter, and Karol Wilczynska.
The News Network Project
'The News Network Project' examines the dissemination and ubiquity of the news, and the relationship of this dispersal of information to the fine-art, print. This network of artists responds to current events and explore how the fields of the news, current events, the print and contemporary art intersect. Printed materials have a particular, historical relationship with current events that are made public in newspapers, magazines, websites and other media outlets. Responding to and recontextualising these materials, 'The News Network Project' pairs print’s capacity for sharing and spreading topical information with the special significance of print as fine-art object utilising strategies of repetition, authenticity and repositioning.
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