c3 February 2020 Exhibition
To Practice is to Keep Trying
The artwork To Practice is to Keep Trying takes the form of a game and invites the audience to play with their friends or with strangers. It compares football practise to a creative practice by bringing the football drills into the gallery and imagining them as an art performance. The title of the artwork plays with the phrase, 'practise makes perfect' and gives us a more realistic goal: to keep trying. The game is designed to focus on both teamwork and listening rather than having winners and losers.
Steadfast Against the Diagonal
Emma Berry & Olivia Moriarty
Our conversations are stored in a large data bank somewhere off the coast of Sydney, in a hidden location behind a chicken wire fence. Here it acts like a meeting place between our two laptops. The journey there and back creates a line on the map, connecting us. It is similar to the space between our houses; a diagonal line from one side of the Yarra to the other. Like a linear equation; the x & y axes divide the river. This line connects us, it changes and adapts as we move through the world.
Gallery 3 and Abbotsford Convent Gardens
Caitlin Dear with Thomas Schmocker
Have you ever hung out with a tree? Come on a walk through the gardens of the Abbotsford Convent to meet a tree and spend some time getting to know them. This participatory work involves an audio-guided interaction with a tree, inviting you to reflect on interspecies connection. You will be met inside c3 by one of the artists, who will guide you through the experience. You’ll venture outside together, perhaps recounting memories, sharing a cultural perspective or discussing how trees interact with the world. Once you arrive at a tree, you will be left alone with them and provided a headset. Verbal prompts, embedded in an audio soundscape, will guide you towards a social encounter with this tree. Tree Time involves thinking beyond the human perspective to consider personal relations with our vegetal friends: questioning the place of trees within our societies, our ethics and our politics.
Alice Ramsden’s current practice explores the possibilities of what can be considered painting, using the language of sculpture and craft. This suite of works are part of an ongoing project that exists as both a material investigation, as well as a reflective exploration of art-making; the intimate and complex relationship that forms between artist and art object. Focusing on ideas of resurrection and sentiment, Love Language presents the idea that acts of care can be translated into material processes. The works are densely layered records of time, labour, and energy.
Sites with no real place
Site with no real place examines humanity’s impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems due to over population, consumption and the introduction of invasive species. In this exhibition round objects with a planetary feel contain matter that refers to our few remaining pristine ecosystems. Site with no real place imagines a new place where technology can repair some of humanity’s impact on the natural world. The ideas are inspired by science and technology.
Wet Nurse (Residue)
110% present documentation and material remains from their latest project, Wet Nurse, developed during the first in c3’s performance residency series in December 2019. Wet Nurse transformed the gallery into a humid and heaving environment alive with the musk of yeast, the sensual mingling of dough, flesh and fluids, set to lush, grinding sound created by Enderie. This ongoing project explores systems of caregiving through interspecies collaboration. It creates intimate contact zones between fermenting microorganisms and the bodies of artists and audiences. Within this caregiving structure, 110% inhabit the roles of worker, sculptor, lover, nurse and mother.