c3 September 2018 Exhibition
At the Convent's c3 Contemporary Art Space this month, a changing display of ceramic vessels, a film made from hundreds of photographs, a static of bitcoin mining, large gestural drawings, and more.
Anna Gleeson, Tessy King, Holly Macdonald, Noriko Nakamura And Madeleine Thornton-Smith
Curated by Sophia Cai
Floor Plan is a group exhibition that explores the relationship between studio practice and exhibition output. Curated by Sophia Cai, the exhibition brings together five early-career Australian artists who work primarily with hand-shaped sculptural or ceramic practice. Floor Plan will see the curator work closely with the artists over the duration of the exhibition period to change the physical arrangement and display.
Ways to Feel Unless I’ve Done
KG Honey combines disparate imagery and materials to create eclectic photographic-based works. Taking inspiration from subjects as varied as time, history, anthropology, religion and the banality of everyday life, Honey plays with the notion and history of photography through visual distortion and modes of image reproduction. Resembling fossils swallowed by earth, her sculptures endlessly register the passing of time represented in a state of forced stagnation. Honey's works create a disarming effect—one that belies a quiet and contemplative aesthetic.
The Forest In Flames
Curated by Daniel Gardeazabal
The Forest in Flames is a video made from overlapping and compositing hundreds of photographs, which meditates on the fast-paced world we currently live in. It is an invitation to stop and regain consciousness on the now. Filled with dark waters and thoughts of success, the world in which we live is an anxious one, rife with fear, speed and collective hysteria. This video is a reflection on an emotional and physical state. It depicts the cycles that the artist has not completed, only to fit into a society that has forgotten the Self and has dedicated itself to the repetition of an accelerated life in which long processes have no place.
Amalia Lindo and Samantha Barrow
Samantha Barrow’s sculptural work draws on research to speculate about alternative possibilities for interpreting the world. She uses her hands as an organ of cognition, manipulating material processes that oscillate between the alchemic and domestic. The works emerge from the comingled agency of material, environment and artist.
Amalia Lindo’s filmic and photographic practice considers image-based theory through the critical application of methodologies such as montage, archive and narrative. Lindo’s recent video projects involve previously un-digitised cinematic and found home recordings from both analogue and digital sources. Viewers will be invited to think about how meaning is constructed: how it is systematically distorted by audience reception and how it can be detached and drained of its original intent to produce specific or slanted narratives.
I Heard a Thousand Blended Notes
Khi-Lee Thorpe is a Melbourne based visual artist working primarily in abstract painting and collage using bold mark making techniques. She captures unexpected moments – the space between the noise, the beauty amidst the chaos. Spontaneous marks evolve into a thoughtful, at times explosive, synchronisation of standout colours and speculative tones, in layers of paint and collage on wood.
Stones You May Or May Not Turn Over
The third in a series of long-form video works, Stones you may or may not turn over depicts the artist performing subtle repetitive actions. The video was filmed in an arid region of Spain that has been over-farmed for centuries. The artist can be seen bending down as if to work the earth, but is in fact endlessly turning over stones—a gesture that took nothing away from the landscape, is almost imperceptible, and yet altered its surface significantly.