OPening: 1st of May 5:30pm, artist talks at 6pm
2nd - 18th may 2019
Front Gallery: Matt Brown (WA) - accumUlate
ACCUMULATE intends to examine the non-authoritative potential of multivalent informational systems. The exhibition includes a combination of both hand-rendered and printed materials which together form an encompassing installation and archive.
This archive is a taxonomy of visual data; ambient pieces of image and text which have been retrieved from the digital plane and then stored as physical formats. The archive is not intended to communicate cohesive outcomes; rather, Brown is interested in exploring the ambiguity that such groupings of data can create. This use of indeterminacy stems from a desire to question and challenge the homogenized ways in which we are delivered and consume information today.
Due to a democratization of data and knowledge, historically appropriate methods of archiving and presenting information have become somewhat strange and absurd. My practice involves a process of applying these analog and absurd methods to subjects that cause them to be broken down and become poetic rather than informative and authoritative.
Mimicking particulate forms of 21st century communication – ACCUMULATE is intended to be a collection and space which is able to endure incomprehension whilst confronting reality – an archive that cannot function, yet still offers something through the implication of the viewer within the space.
Back Gallery: LEE Walter (SA) - imago
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new...” Osho
Imago is an exploration of the transition from a single entity to the experience of self-expansion. Seeking to find strength in the vulnerabilities inherent to the complex and delicate nature of the child and parent relationship. Through personal experience Lee Walter explores the intrinsic identity shift that begins to takes place when you become a parent. From navigating the feelings resulting from the influx of ideology created by the archetype of motherhood, to looking back at her own childhood and how parentification has influenced her choices as a mother. Imago explores the metamorphosis of the interior space of self. .
feltdark: Shannon Marlborough (WA) - Touch my hand
Touch My Hand seeks to explore GIFs as an artistic medium through investigating their materiality. Marlborough is interested in giving GIFs the same objecthood invested in traditional mediums like painting.
In a process similar to painting, Marlborough’s moving image works are comprised of layered GIFs. These GIFs are predominately collected from archived Web 1.0 sites and the Myspace Era internet. The canvas is arranged with attention given to colour, movement, and rhythm. An emphasis is placed on GIFs with visible textural qualities. Riffing on brushstrokes and paint drips, Marlborough leaves traces of digital mark making. Within this context this means: pixelating content, creating glitches, and utilising the default grey tones of digital editing software. By presenting these GIF compositions within the gallery space, Marlborough aims to question the non-durational nature of painting.
Touch My Hand is part of an ongoing inquiry into the disembodied essence of digital forms. Marlborough gives alternate material properties to moving images through installation, with the intention of creating a bodily interaction between viewer and moving image.