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On the 17th of April we heard from Johannes, Sam and Kynan as they spoke on current projects, research and collaborations.
Image: Johannes Luebbers
Collaborative Composition: Collaboration exists in many disciplines and, for better or worse, is frequently seen as an important aspect of ‘best practice’. Why then does it seem to happen so infrequently between composers? A key element in many styles of music, it rarely takes place composer to composer in Western art music. West Australian composer Johannes Luebbers stepped out of the composer-centric frame to discuss recent explorations into collaborative composition, the subject of his current PhD project.
Please join us for the first of the studio night talks for this year. Dave Attwood and Shannon Lyons will discuss Dirty, their latest exhibition while Sonal Kantaria will talk about her recent project Traces.
Image: ©Shannon Lyons Hello … I’d like to order some Texan BBQ ribs please … I don’t need to worry about feeding everyone, I just need a mound … Oh, and I need them delivered 2014, outsourced ribs, aluminium tray, IKEA serviettes, Mexican oil cloth, pine, MDF, found bin
The exhibition Dirty for KINGS ARI, Melbourne, identifies a selection of protagonists working within the field of ‘dirty minimalism’ in both Australia and beyond, bringing these convergent practices into conversation.
Participating artists included; David Attwood (Australia)| Rebecca Baumann (Australia)| Marco Bruzzone (Italy)| Shannon Lyons (Australia)| Thomas Rentmeister (Germany)
Image: ©Sonal Kantaria Jessica; born in Africa, brought up in Western Australia 2014
Traces explores a diverse range of individuals of Indian heritage both who have left their respective homelands to settle in Australia and the younger generation who have grown up in the country. The work transcends Western and Eastern states of Australia, presenting a holistic view of the diaspora and covering various waves of migration and settlement from the 1970s.
In doing so the project explores portraiture and the local Australian landscape, bringing together the relationship of person to land and looking at the physical spaces inhabited. The body of work explores questions of migration, identity and settlement.
This was the final talk for 2013 – Jacqueline spoke on her practice and upcoming projects. Special thanks those who spoke and attended in 2013.
Jacqueline explained her work featured in Primavera at MCA and Bliss at LWAG. This included discussions about the process of mediating objects through photography and other ongoing themes within her practice.
Studio night is held monthly (Thursday 9pm+) at 64 Crawford Rd Maylands (rear). Guest speakers are invited to speak on a subject of their choice – please feel free to bring friends (BYO drinks please)
Image: Ben Holland, Ngirntaka Purlkanya acrylic on canvas, 762 x 762cm, 2011 (private collection) Photo ©Edwina Circuitt
Dr Darren Jorgensen is an Associate Professor (School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts) at the University of Western Australia. His interests span Aboriginal art history and art theory, critical theory and Marxism, along with utopia and science fiction, communication and internet studies, Australian cinema and Australian studies and continental philosophy.
Darren spoke on art from the Wanarn Aged Facility off the Great Central Road in remote Western Australia. These artists are in palliative care, working at the end of their lives. The wobbliness of their lines and blurring of the iconography of Western Desert painting recalls the fragmented cadences of late Beethoven, or the final hallucinations of Turner.
Image: Per Haugen, Guld Ansigt (detail), digital image, 2010. Photo courtesy of David Collins.
Andrew Purvis is an artist, writer and PhD candidate at the School of Art and Design at Curtin University in Western Australia. His research interests are relational aesthetics, parafiction and conceptual practice.
Purvis discussed his troubled childhood, his stalled career as a novelist and disparate other minor failures. He also talked about esoteric communications technologies and the hope of contacting the unknown.